Nando’s is a restaurant that is known for its flame-grilled chicken. It can be challenging to decide what to order because there are so many options.
Some of the best things to order from Nando’s are:
- Peri Peri Chicken
- All In Burger
- And many more.
This blog post will share my opinion on the best thing to order from Nando’s. Whether you are a fan of their chicken, I think you will find my recommendations helpful.
What is Nando’s?
Nando’s is a South African restaurant chain specializingn Portuguese-African food, especially grilled chicken. Founded in Johannesburg in 1987, it operates over 1,000 outlets in 35 countries. Their Nando’s logo copyright is the famous Portuguese symbol, the Rooster of Barcelos.
The Best Things to Order from Nando’s
The Famous Peri-peri Chicken
This restaurant’s specialty menu is flame-grilled chicken, especially their famous hot and spicy flame-grilled peri-peri chicken. In fact, because of Nando’s peri-peri chicken, this peri-peri sauce has become one of the most famous household names. All their chicken is RSPCA Approved and fresh, never frozen. Before grilling it, the chicken is marinated for 24 hours so the flavors get in deep. They serve it with chips, corn, or rice. So, when you eat here, you’ve got to experience this peri-peri chicken.
Peri-peri is a special chili sauce from South Africa, that is made from peri-peri chilis. For centuries, the people of Southeast Africa have used peri-peri chilis for cooking their food. Now, combined with other ingredients, the peri-peri sauce has become one of the hottest sauces in the world.
1/2 Peri Peri Chicken
This menu is a half chicken of hot and spicy flame-grilled peri-peri chicken.
You can choose from 6 basting options: plain, extra hot, hot, mild, lemon & herb, and BBQ.
You can also add a regular side and drink to this menu.
The All In Burger Nando’s
This menu is a burger with your choice of protein: grilled PERi-PERi chicken, Great Pretender Protein, or Superfood Veggie Patty; plus crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, caramelised onions, tomato, aioli & smoky capsicum relish.
You can choose from 3 options of bread: soft white bun, crusty white roll, and grain roll.
You can also choose from 6 basting options for the chicken: plain, extra hot, hot, mild, lemon & herb, and BBQ.
Best Nando’s Meal
- PERi-PERi Grilled Chicken Tender
- Cheesy Garlic Mini Pita
- BBQ Ribs
- Creamy Hummus with Peri-Peri Drizzle & Pita
- Halloumi Stick & Drip
- Perfect Pair
Chicken For One Menu
- 1/4 Peri-peri Chicken
- 1/2 Peri-peri chicken
- 4 Peri-peri Tenders
- 8 BBQ Ribs.
Chicken To Share Menu
- Whole PERi-PERi Chicken
- Whole PERi-PERi Chicken+1 Large Side
- Whole PERi-PERi Chicken+2 Large Sides
- 2 Whole PERi-PERi Chickens+2 Large Sides
- 2 Whole PERi-PERi Chickens+3 Large Sides
- Two’s A Party
- Mixed Platter – 1/2 Chicken
- Mixed Platter – Whole Chicken
- Paella Grande
Burger, Wraps, and Pita Menu
- Supremo (wraps)
- Chicken Blat
- The Halloumi
- Smashed Avocado and Feta
- Double Cheese & Bacon
- The All In Burger
- Peri-peri Chips
- Peri-peri Sweet Potato Chips
- Corn of the Cob
- Spicy Rice
- Grilled Broccolini
- Garden Salad
- Garlic Bread
- Perinaise Chip Dip
- Creamy Chip Dip
Salad & Bowls Menu
- Superfuel Salad
- Superfuel Salad with Chicken
- Power Up Bowl
- Power Up Bowl with Chicken
- Mediterranean Salad
- Mediterranean Salad with Chicken
- 3 PERi-PERi Grilled Tenders Meal
- PERi-PERi Chicken Mini Pita Meal
- Chocolate Mousse
Are Nando’s Chips Gluten Free?
The nando’s chicken and chips at Nandos Australia are all gluten free and so are some of their other menu items like the paella and the corn.
However, there may be traces of allergen in the products, as specified by the supplier or due to the cooking method (Nandos Allergen Information)
Superfood Veggie Patty Menu
Superfood Veggie Patty, also called Plant-based Great Pretender Protein, is a fake chicken made of a combination of plants and herbs. If you are a vegan,, but you want to eat chicken, this Great Pretender is a must-try.
What’s in the Nandos Veggie Patty?
Think delicious quinoa, lentils, black beans, kale, chia seeds, and loads of veg in a crisp, grilled patty, extra basted in your choice of PERi-PERi. Plus, it’s high in protein (10.1g per serve). It tastes like the famous PERi-PERi chicken
Is Nandos Veggie Patty Vegan?
The Superfood Veggie Patty doesn’t contain any animal products but is cooked on the same grill as meat products, so it may not be suitable for everyone.
Do Nandos Have Vegan Menu?
- The Great Pretender Burger Menu – Made from Superfood Veggie Patty. Served in a classic bun with plant-based PERinaise, fresh lettuce, and tomato.
- The Great Pretender Wrap Menu – Made from Superfood Veggie Patty. Served in a wrap with chili jam, plant-based PERinaise, avocado, and fresh lettuce.
- The Great Pretender Pitta Menu – Made from Superfood Veggie Patty. Served in a pitta with plant-based PERinaise, fresh lettuce, cucumber, and semi-dried PERi tomatoes.
Best Nando’s Order Delivery Services
Now they accept delivery orders:
- Order from Nando’s
- Order from Deliveroo
- Order from Uber Eats
“Great service..tables are clean..food was cooked and tasty”
“Amazing food, great staff and a good atmosphere, definitely a favourite!“
“I love it!!! Nice atmosphere, plenty of space and delicious chicken menu. Peri peri chips are the best as well. 🙂“
Come Alive at Nando’s
“I have had several visits to this restaurant in North Hobart for family birthdays or outings; it has a lovely vibrant atmosphere with interesting cultural decor, very friendly multicultural staff, fast service and delicious food with healthy options; prices are reasonable and good value for money. Only issue could be parking at peak times as it is located in the busy restaurant area of North Hobart; we have always managed to get parking but arriving early helps.”
“Very tasty food with lively wait staff and good value for money. There are bottles of extra sauce, napkins and so forth available to enhance your dining experience.”
Peri peri Deliciousness
“Very impressed with our meal, tasty and lots of it. Reasonably priced and very fast and friendly service. Decor was very nice and comfortable. We’ll be back”
Barcelos vs Nandos: What’s the Difference?
Both focus on flame-grilled chicken, prepared to order, seasoned with tart and fiery Peri sauce, the spiciness of which is determined by a visual scale of colourful, stylized chillies.
Nando’s focuses on grilled chicken, while Barcelos offers both grilled and fried chicken options. Nando’s also offers a wider range of sides and starters than Barcelos.
In terms of price, Nando’s is generally more expensive than Barcelos. However, both offer value for money in terms of the quality and quantity of food on offer.
Nando’s is the better option if you’re looking for healthy, grilled chicken dishes. If you’re looking for a wider range of food options, including fried chicken, then Barcelos is the better choice. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to enjoy some delicious chicken!