Dinner at Nando's Phoenix MarketCity Chennai | Customer Review
Nandos, a South African Restaurant serves some really authentic Peri Peri Chicken with recipes originating from the Portuguese Community. Nandos now has chain of restaurants across the Globe with partially similar menus.
My first visit to a Nando's was in Cardiff in 2008. Then in 2010, I moved to London and Nando's in Tooting, was just a stone's throw from my house. I was a regular customer there. Upon returning to Chennai in India, I found Nando's at Phoenix Market City.
A few weeks ago, my friend and I visited Nandos after postponing it for a long time. We initially took a stroll around the mall to build up our hunger and also do some window shopping. It was nice to see some of the top International brands having their exclusive stores at the mall. After an hour into our window shopping we decided to go to Nandos.
As we entered Nandos, a staff welcomed us, and asked if we were okay to choose the table next to the entrance. Without a doubt, I immediately agreed. Within a couple of minutes, the waiter gave us the menu. I was extremely happy to see the Butterfly Chicken Breast on the menu, which is my all time favorite dish at Nandos. Without any delay, I straightaway ordered for the same, and recommended my friend to eat it too. So, he too ordered it along with Chicken Wings. While I picked Fries, he chose Grilled Veg as sides. Within 10 minutes, the food was served. The moment I saw the Butterfly Chicken Breast, my mouth started to water. Both of us wished each other bon appetit and stared eating. While the fries was extremely delicious, the Chicken Breasts were succulent and cooked to perfection. The flavours were extremely aromatic and the spice was well balanced.
After my first Butterfly Chicken Breast, I decided eat another one, as I had enough space left in my tummy. Unfortunately, my friend could not taste anything he ate due to a severe cold. So, he refrained from eating anything apart from the dessert and a second portion of fries. After happily eating the second Butterfly Chicken Breast, I felt like eating a dessert, but could not find anything fancy. However, since my friend could only eat one portion of his dessert, I chose to eat the other portion. And I did not like it. The service could have been better.
Overall, I loved the food. The ambience was good too. Since Nando's was continually packed, the restaurant did not take reservations.
Cost for two:
Visited date: 11 April 2014