Nandos, SE1 6BA
- 020 7378 7810
- Metro Centre, 119 Newington Causeway, SE1 6BA
- 11:30am-11:30pm Sun-Thu; 11:30am-midnight Fri-Sat
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.