Nando’s, Victoria, London
Time for another cheeky Nando’s. And this time I hit up the one nearest my house. It’s located next to the grocers making for a two-birds-one-stone special. Shock horror, this time I didn’t get Peri-Peri chips. Instead I went for a protein-heavy combo of a quarter chicken (£3.95) and a chicken wrap (£6.75).
I seem to often find myself in debates about the origins of the ol’ Nando’s chain. So to settle it once and for all, I checked out Wikipedia. I can report back that it originated from South Africa. The inspiration for the meal was a Portuguese sauce (the piri-piri) made from a chilli with the same name found in Mozambique. The name Nando’s comes from the first born son of the guy who took the guy-who-started-it-all to the place that inspired the concept. That’s rather sweet.
Nando’s isn’t the cheapest thing, eh? The food is solid though, and I love the bottles of various Peri-Peri sauces you can grab to drink alongside your meal. The wrap was nice, a fair amount of meat. The chilli jam wasn’t as offensive as it can be in other places. I’m not a huge fan of the chilli jam normally at all. I don’t need my savoury meals so sweet, you see?
I do like the roast chicken here (it’s proper meaty) though this time it didn’t feel like that was that much of it in the quarter size. A quarter is never that much really. The skin is the best part and super flavourful even with the cop-out Mango and Lime basting. Another happy little meal down for me. I don’t think either item would be enough to fill me up, but it’s all good if you order two mains.