South Africa,Portuguese Flame Grilled Peri Peri Chicken...
Heard about Nando's so many times by foodies in forums,even before they had any plans to launched again here. Now they here,there will surely be many happy foodies,who were longing for their return.
They opened their outlet here,just less a than month ago.I went there twice.
The waitress even asked "would I like be served straight away".Yes! I answered.
Another 15 minutes later I got my meal.This is suppose to be served straight away?? Just imagine if I had said,later.
Phee!..ha!..ha!..ha!My goodness,if you looking for some fiery works...you'll be disappointed.It just ticks.But the sauce was nice,with slight tangy sourness,with some spices,tasted quite okay.But it did not,wow,me The grilled chicken was okay, but was quite dry but the sauce came to the rescue.And it did help out the chicken in this aspect.
The 2 side dish portion of fries and coleslaw were too little even for a child.The fries were crispy and nice,the coleslaw was quite average.The chicken set was $13.90++
Waiting for my change,took another 25 minutes to come.They really need to work on the service.
Sauces to add on,is on all the tables,taste almost the same as on grilled chicken..
My second visit... Was there for lunch,went there early,few tables were occupied within another 15 minutes there was long queue outside.I got a inner table,this was more comfortable.
My all orders came within 15 minutes.
My chicken arrived but they got my order,of leg portion wrong and was replaced within 3 minutes.
Had the meal set with leg portion,asked for the maximum hot level,which was extra hot level.Sorry no fiery punch in it either,just very light heat for the moment.Maybe it could be,I have had much hotter Indian curries,sambal belachan and others, than this level.
The 2 side dishes were more smaller than before, the Mediterranean Rice tasted more to a butter rice with 2 peas and a single carrot piece.The Grilled Veges.did not have any grilled tasted in it, but was still nice enough to eat.This veges can be eaten raw easily too.The meal set $13.90 ++
I might have expected some kind of out of this world taste,so it my fault for expecting something very high.If I had gone there without any expectation this might have turn out to be good.
The service is non existing yet they charge 10%..The wait staff all looked very inexperience.Their rearranging of tables,just to add ,more people to seat was, very uncomfortable.
Well let's be fair.They are all quite new,let's give them some time to settle down first.Maybe another 2 to 3 months later.
200 Victoria Street