Nandos Clifton Review by Sadaf Farooqui
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.
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 and upstairs, 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
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.
Please note: The rates may
have fluctuated, kindly re-confirm.
Posted by Sadaf Farooqi on May 15, 2012