Nando’s, Fitzrovia, London
I can never get enough of Nando’s and a recent Nando’s sauce retail promotion that offers a free quarter chicken had me clicking at my heels to get back in. For only £1 you get a mini bottle of Nando’s sauce and that then gives you a free quarter chicken with a spend over £5. Bargain much? Though that being said the Nando’s store in Fitzrovia was closed a painfully long time, so I had to make a few attempts to get in. During their renovation the Nando’s store in Soho was also closed a while. A bit of a Nando’s famine in the city. So when I finally made it in, I was more than ready.
One of my favourite parts of the (British) Nando’s experience is the sauces at the ready. I don’t recall this feature in Australia or New Zealand ever being so strong. And onto the food. I had the Peri-Peri fries (£2.45) and the fino coleslaw (£3.25) sides along with my mango lime chicken (£3.95). Before you throw me out, this sauce is nice. The sweet and sour make a perfect pairing for this cop out basting. 1
Chips – amazing as always. Coleslaw, way overdressed and not as special as I was hoping for. This was the fancier coleslaw option with beetroot and a yoghurt dressing, so at least it wasn’t too calorific It tasted more on the side of ordinary. The chicken – good as always. A quarter isn’t enough of a portion but the meat’s well, the skin’s crisp and that sauce. Until the next Nando’s review!