Situated in Clifton near Schon Circle, right opposite Dunkin' Donuts, is Nando's, which is famous for its Portugese-style, flame-grilled chicken. Their trademark is the red-and-black chicken logo.
While entering the restaurant you will notice it is on two levels. The counter downstairs that handles their takeaway orders does perhaps need a new podium andupstairs, the dining area is divided into 2 sections: smoking and non-smoking. The types of diners include housewives, families, office executives, school-going teenagers, groups of girlfriends, elderly and couples and each table has a set of sauces for the diners to try with their Portuguese grilled chicken. And besides that the four Peri sauces, in addition to the standard ketchup bottle were also placed there. Tip: stay with the Wild Herb and Hot Peri-Peri sauces; the Extra Hot Peri-Peri is not for everyone. Like other "smart" foreign franchises, Nando's too, knows that in order to keep their customers, they have to appease the little ones. So both my kids, aged 4.5 and 2.5, got complimentary fun books and color pencils after we placed the order. The books had puzzles, games, and stickers. Also, on the way out, kids can take complimentary balloons from the balloon-stand. So we ordered half chicken with 2 sidelines: French fries and Peri Rice for Rs 490.
Yes - it’s a tad steep, besides that Chicken Steak with one sideline - Rs 370. Sidelines include French fries, Peri dip, Cole Slaw, Peri rice, and Spicy Wedges. And for my children, Kids' Meal for Rs 280 and they didn't particularly enjoy this meal. Not to mention, the portion size of the fries was severely lacking, even for one child. So just to finish, Nando's Chocolate Cake is one-of-a-kind: rich, gooey, and not available anywhere else! Despite being priced at Rs 150 per slice, it has a dedicated fan following that keeps coming back for more. They also have other desserts on the menu, but I always opt to have this not-to-be-missed, yummy cake whenever I go.
Verdict: an overall nice experience with delicious food but having steep prices as well. Nevertheless, a must visit place to have something new besides going to the same restaurants over and over again.
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