Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Nandos Peri Peri

Rest : Nandos
Meal : Lunch
Location : Inorbit Mall, Malad.
Company : /

I was all set for a working Subway lunch in one of my rare suburban outings. I saw a Nandos nearby and decided that it had been around long enough and deserved a shot.

Nandos is a South African restaurant chain which specialises in marinated meats and veggies using their special peri peri sauce. Peri Peri is an African chilli pepper, classified as very hot.

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Nandos is a South African restaurant chain which specialises in marinated meats and veggies using their special peri peri sauce. The menu is fairly wide and offers, wraps, salads, soups all with a tinge of peri peri.

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Peri Peri is an African chilli pepper, classified as very hot. Each table has a few bottles of garlic, mild and hot peri peri.. this is of course if you think you haven't already got enough peri peri already.

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When i ordered Lemonade, the waiter asked me if i wanted it spicy, assuming i was being asked about the food, i said “”medium spicy” of course, a few minutes later comes this glass full of red ooze. The taste was not horrible  but it was definitely out there.

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Grilled garlic bread, not too bad, however you could tell it was “fake’” as in garlic powder was sprinkled atop.

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Hummus with peri peri, very different taste, not bad but not great either. Unfortunately it was served with a side of regular bread you get at a bakery. Disgustingly cheap.

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We got a veggie platter served on yellow rice and paneer. It was strictly okay, nothing special, regular veggies cooked and hopped on to rice. The Paneer was rubbery and tasteless.

Overall, the quality control and overall management of the outlet is very weak, surly waiters don't help the cause.

Surprising as i think the grill and marinade concept has merits and could do well, the key anywhere as here is to pick fresher veggies and flavourful sauces. Not sure if Nandos will get another chance.

Food : 4/10
Service : 4/10

Damage : 750

5 comments:

Adhish said...

I actually liked the chicken I ate at Nando's. I agree that the service is a bit poor but I had a pretty decent experience with the food.

Gaurav said...

Adhish, my point exactly.. there is potential with the cuisine and positoning. they just need to get some basics right and it would work out well.

The knife said...

I've never gone to nando's but i have bought the sauce and have made some nice grills with it

bad service sucks and Nandos is not a cheap place

B & D said...

OMG..we were near inorbit or some mall in new bombay wandering around like fools searching for something good to eat and when finally we found nando's it was closed for good...the food really looks sad...the Nando's over here Rocks big time :)

Gaurav said...

Hey, it was average at best, surprising because there is a lot you can do with their cuisine.

and Indians would take to it too..

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