Na Pura, SE15 3QF

Small Portuguese cafe/restaurant in Nunhead.

Note: It reopened in early 2016 after a period of closure. It's still run by the same people, but we haven't visited since the reopening and so some of the comments below may be out of date.

They sell peri peri chicken and pizza, as well as other Portuguese dishes including desserts such as pastel de nata (custard tarts).

It's quite small, with just three or four tables in the front part. According to the reviews and comments linked below, they also have a terrace out the back.

secretlondon ordered via Hungry House one Friday evening in January 2010. I had one of the chicken meals. Hungry House calls this "chicken meal 1" — a whole peri peri chicken, 1 starter, 1 side, 1 dessert and 2 cans of coke (or diet coke) for £13.50. Their website has almost the same offer called "chicken menu 3" which is a whole chicken with 2 drinks or desserts and 2 starters or sides. I chose to have my chicken hot (medium, hot or extra hot) with a rissol starter, double thick chips (could have chosen thin chips too) and cheesecake.

It arrived about an hour later. I got two Pastel de nata rather than the cheesecake. The chicken was in pieces in a chilli sauce photo rather than dry and whole like Nando's. The chips were actual chips not french fries photo and the rissol contained prawns. They use double to mean a portion for two. The chicken was fine but a bit oily.

secretlondon's verdict: I'd order from here again, but it looks poor for vegetarians.

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Food last sampled by secretlondon, January 2010. Opening hours taken from the Na Pura website, July 2011.
OS X co-ord: 534982 OS Y co-ord: 175824 (Latitude: 51.464781 Longitude: -0.056599)
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