Picture of Nandos, SE1 6BA

Nandos, SE1 6BA

Branch of the grilled chicken chain at Elephant and Castle, next to the Elephant and Castle pub. Nando's is Portuguese-themed and originated in South Africa according to their website. It is very unlikely to be authentically Portuguese.

The Nando's experience seems to involve a lot of queuing. You queue up to get given a table and the menu. You queue again to place and pay for your order. You collect your own cutlery and fill up your unlimited soft drink. After some time your food is brought to your table. If you want a dessert you queue up again.

secretlondon visited this branch one Wednesday afternoon in March 2009. I queued for about 5 to 10 minutes both times and noticed there was a queue out the door when I left (at around 4pm). I therefore wonder what it is like at peak times.

I had a half chicken, rice and corn on the cob (£8.50) photo. You can choose the heat (spiciness) of the sauce. Medium wasn't particularly hot. The food was okay for a chain but a bit on the stingy side.

Unlimited soft drink was £1.95.

There was background music in theme and a lot of wood in the decor.

Last visited by secretlondon, March 2009. Opening times taken from the website, March 2009.
OS X co-ord: 532041 OS Y co-ord: 179169 (Latitude: 51.496052 Longitude: -0.099250)
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