Nando’s Canada has open their latest location in Richmond on Garden City. Nando’s first opened in South Africa in 1987 and soon became famous for its Portuguese style flame-grilled chicken with their PERi-PERI sauce.
They currently have 39 restaurants spanning 3 provinces.
We came here for a sneak peek of their new space and try their famous chicken. We were served family-style, so it is a bit different than the usual order.
Although you will find subtle differences in each of the restaurants, you will always find a relaxed atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food, not to mention the Afro-Portuguese heritage that is reflected in many unique ways inside the restaurants.
It’s been a while since my last visit to Nando’s, but they have really improved the decor.
It is believed that Nando’s globally has the world’s largest contemporary South African art collection, inside their restaurant, you will see a few of these art pieces on the walls.
Peri Peri Chicken
Their chicken is marinated for 24 hours and basted in your choice of flavour and flame-grilled to perfection.
We tried their chicken smothered in a few different sauces. Medium as well as Lemon & Herb were my favourite. Their garlic peri-per hot sauce was awesome as well. While you’re here, you might as well try a few different ones.
Whole Flame Grilled Wings
Their whole wings are pretty good too. It has both the wings and the drumettes.
Sides and Salad
Along with the chicken we tried a few different sides to accompany the meal. Some popular items are the spiced rice, hearty coleslaw and the peri-peri fries. If you want something healthier, they do have salads on the menu too.
They have pop dispensed from a cool machine with a touch screen. You can make your own flavour combinations like cherry coke.
If you want something a bit more strong, they so have alcoholic beverages.
It’s great to have another location in Richmond to enjoy their delicious peri-peri sauce. Something about their sauce is just so magical.
We Rate Nando’s:
#1005 Building E, 4711 McClelland Road, Richmond