Nandos, Peri Peri Chicken, Very Very Nice!
Nandos is a global chain of restaurants that started in South Africa in 1987. They launched their India’s chain sometime ago in Inorbit, Malad. To preserve continuity, Nandos has maintained the same format it follows in its international restaurants.
So the settings are cozy and comfortable. The tables and chairs covered with brown colour leather kinda reminds one of the roots of Nandos. Each table has three big bottles of Sauces with each one spicier than the other.
While there, we ordered for a Chicken Steak along with Ice Tea and Portuguese Lemonade. The best part is that both drinks are unlimited servings. So the glutton that I am, and the fact that I love Ice Tea, I drank 3 glasses of Ice Tea for just INR 70! The Portuguese Lemonade was different. It was Lemonade all right but a bit tangy which made it different.
The Chicken Steak though was disappointing. The chicken was a bit too dry and chewy for my liking. However, the sauces, worked their magic to make this a delectable dish. The sauces were really nice, especially the Wild Herb. The Hot Peri Peri was the hottest of the lot while the Garlic one tasted like, well Garlic! There is an option for either French Fries or Potato Wedges and we went for the Wedges. Not disappointing at all!
Overall, the meal was a bit expensive as the Chicken Steak only serves one person but two of us had it, thanks to the cheap snack at Desi Cafe, hours before we landed up at Nandos. The steak was priced at Rs.275.
A lot of people ordered for the steak and it seems to be the thing to order here. Some also ordered the Paneer Cubes, which are pretty huge. However, the couple sitting next to us wasn’t too happy about the paneer, terming it too chewy and rubber-like, unlike the usual softness that is associated with the Paneer. We put down the experience to late night dining as it was close to closing time but then again, if the quality isn’t up to the mark then it spoils the experience.
Overall, Nandos is an excellent place with unlimited Ice Tea (I just had to include Ice Tea here!). Pricing is on the higher side but the experience is a good one. Meal for two should ideal cost Rs.700.