My husband has a history with Nandos, a long standing affair that needed a quiet celebration with a dinner date at the much-awaited restaurant in Indiranagar. The night was orchestrated by a cheery staff who welcomed us in true Mi casa é sua casa style, getting us settled in a comfortable booth, to reveal in the warm inflections of South African art and texture. Staying true to its origin, the menu offers different ways to eat chicken as fillings in gourmet burgers and wraps or platters of flame grilled peri-peri chicken – whole, butterfly and wings. It also includes refined chicken and paneer dishes that require cutlery, served with sides of potato wedges, salad, garlic bread and more.
In an attempt to stay authentic, we ordered the classics – Grilled Chicken Cataplana, flame grilled peri-peri chicken thighs, bathed in a cataplana sauce and the extra-extra hot secret sauce, adding a tantalising heat in-between bites of grilled vegetables and spicy rice, served in a Catalan or a traditional Portuguese copper dish. The highlight of our meal was the Espetada Carnival, peri peri chicken bites, generously stuffed with garlic, parsley and feta, flame grilled and skewered with peppers, with a side of potato wedges and a three bean salad. We finished with a light, refreshingly addictive Fro-Yo or Frozen Yogurt, a big winner. Our meal was accompanied by a round of beer and sangrias, visits to the selfie station for an unrestricted supply of sauces, cutlery and frozen yogurt, a reminder that we were at a very cool fast food restaurant.
What we loved?
Nandos is back with its infamously famous love for flame grilled chicken, fiery sauces and warm hospitality, the only place you will find Indians happily indulge in self-service.
How to Get There:
Nandos – Indiranagar
Where: 967, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore
Contact: 080 48538989
Timings: Mon – Thu 12 Noon to 11 PM | Fri – Sun 12 Noon to 1 AM
Cost: ₹1,200 for two people (VAT & service charges extra)
Nandos – Whitefield
Where: Ascendas Park Square, Ground Floor, ITPB, Whitefield Road, Bangalore, Whitefield, Bangalore
Contact: 080 49653575
Timings: All Days 11:30 AM to 11 PM
Cost: ₹1,200 for two people