Nando’s has always been much spoken about. Their peri peri chicken and chicken wings have had such praise from the connoisseurs of Chennai. When people with such great experiences in food, laud the place, it’s a given that it must be visited. I know, I’m too late to the party. But then, better late than never. Hence, saturday’s lunch spot was fixed.
Eager for some Portuguese food, we carried our hungry selves in. Needless to say, the location and the ambiance is commendable. Located in the heart of the city, and sporting such good interiors, they score right away!
Given that it’s not a very common cuisine, I expected to be given a basic idea of how it worked. But until we looked at our dishes, we didn’t quite have an idea about what it would be. We placed an order for an All together now for starters, a mushroom and paneer wrap and a chicken butterfly. Their menu on zomato lists prices for the main courses without any sides, but looks like it hasn’t been updated. You’re forced to choose a side with your mains. We chose their potato wedges and a garlic bread.
The starter had strips of peta bread with the usual garlic hummus dip, red pepper dip with black and green olives. The pepper dip wasn’t that great, but the garlic dip went really well with the pita bread strips.
The butterfly chicken had a piece of chicken breast, char grilled on the skin and drizzled with some mild peri peri sauce. The chicken was perfectly cooked, and cutting through it, I could realize how tender the chicken was. It was perfectly seasoned and was a sure win. Their wrap was huge portion and was equally good.
This cuisine being new, the first trial definitely appealed to me. The only downside that I could think of, is their price, which was just too much. The food, though good, wasn’t good enough for the money we paid.
Food – 3.5/5
Ambiance – 4/5
Location – 5/5
Service – 3.5/5
Price – 3/5
Overall rating – 4/5
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