You can read more about Nando’s (if you want) in my review from September. Today we were out for a small group festive meal. We had booked in advance, as like most places at this time of year, it was going to be absolutely packed. And it was. The queue to order was enormous. Nando’s policy is that it’s up to each individual restaurant manager to decide if they take bookings or not, and they don’t have a central list of who does and who doesn’t, so you have to ring your local and find out.
The menu remains the same as the last visit, with the addition of two festive specials. One is Peri-Orange Wings, the normal flame-grilled Peri-Peri chicken wings, basted to your taste and topped with a sticky orange glaze.
The other is my choice for today, the Peri-Berry Burger. It’s essentially the normal burger with some sparkly berries (cranberry sauce with edible glitter). A Peri-Peri chicken breast fillet and a flame-grilled chicken thigh topped with glittery Peri-berry sauce, with baby spinach and creamy mayonnaise – all served in a “Portuguese roll” (crusty bap).
Accompanied by extra hot sauce of course. As we established last time, Nando’s sauces are not stupidly hot, so the extra hot won’t set your mouth on fire, just give you a nice hint of chilli. The sweetness of the berries works well with the heat of the chillies. This festive special was washed down with some 2M, that rarest of things, a beer from Mozambique.
A very nice festive chicken feast. Just remember to book at this time of year!