Friday 3 January 2014

Restaurant Review: Nando's, Whitechapel, London

Restaurant name: Nando's
Location: Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London
Description: Chain of South African restaurants serving chicken and chicken burgers
Reason for visit: Lunch during a team building day with work colleagues - we were gardening at a children's centre and went for lunch nearby.
I ate: chicken breast fillet burger in the lime and herb marinade (I don't really like spicy food) with a slice of halloumi and fries
My companions ate: Most people had burgers but several of them went for the extra hot marinade, which my boss likes so much that I took him a bottle when he moved back to America and I went to visit our office there! We also had one vegetarian in the group who had a beanie burger; there is more than one veggie option which is good.

The food was: The chicken is good quality and tasty and the baps are 'proper' bread. I'm not sure I would bother having the halloumi with the chicken burger again though as it's quite salty and doesn't melt.
The atmosphere/service was: This is a causal, low-key restaurant that was friendly and not too busy
Price range/value for money: It depends if you class this as fast food or not; it's more expensive than a McChicken sandwich but good value as a restaurant.
Would I recommend it? I like Nando's, but not as much as a lot of my friends - I don't really understand why some people rave about it. The menu is relatively limited but if I did want a good chicken burger this is where I would go.

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