Nando’s | New Menu Tasting

September 13, 2015 , Passmethedimsum

Roasted Red Pepper DIp

Last Wednesday I was invited to the media preview of Nando’s new menu. Nando’s needs no introduction and is an age-old, casual dining favorite for many. It is the reliable option when one is in the mood for some well-cooked, flame grilled chicken of varying spice levels depending on your choice of sauce; in an unpretentious, laid-back and always-fun environment.


Recently, however, Nando’s has introduced ten new menu items; offering more options for vegetarians and, people like me, i.e., carb-lovers.

New additions on their menu include a Chicken Breast Wrap, Chicken Pita, Roasted Veggie Wrap, Veggie Burger, Black Mushroom and Hallloumi Wrap, Nando’s Choice Burger, Chicken Ceasar Wrap, Chicken Breast Burger. They also have an upgraded Espedata, a plethora of new desserts, and some insanely refreshing drinks to boast.

Nando's Choice Burger

Of these, I tried the Choice Burger, which was a thick, juicy, grilled chicken breast under a heap of crunchy coleslaw, sandwiched inside a garlic toasted bun. Uh, YUM.

I also tried the Chicken Ceasar wrap, which was not your average Ceasar Salad in a wrap. No, Sir; this one had sun-dried tomatoes instead of raw tomatoes, and I really prefer the former over the latter; so this one won me over in the first bite.

Chicken Ceasar Wrap

Two details that really catch the attention of regular customers were: the new Red Pepper Dip they’re serving up with soft warm Pita strips as a bottomless appetizer; and the fact that their signature fries and wedges now come with a generous topping of Peri Peri Salt! Mmmm!

My blogger- friend, who tried all their vegetarian options, was thoroughly impressed but how flavorsome they were.


I simply could not get enough of their Lorenzo Berry drink, which had whole, fresh blueberries and unlike other drinks was not fizzy at all. This was one uniquely refreshing mocktail!

And how can I possibly forget that green Algarve Salad which was so simple, yet so fresh and elevated with the addition of roasted cashews and sun-dried tomatoes.

Argave salad

One aspect I really want to elaborate on, is their dessert menu. It is rare to find such rich, moist and indulgent desserts in a casual dining spot. Every single item on Nando’s dessert menu is SO good (yes, I tried every single item, but who’s counting and who’d judging?), that I find it hard to pick a favorite. If I had to, though, it would easily be the carrot cake. That soft, moist cake was made to perfection, and it’s cream cheese frosting didn’t fall behind either.


I have been a fan of Nando’s marketing for at least a decade (yes, I’m old). Their clever one-liners always make me chuckle. This event, was perfectly in line with their brand’s image: it was quirky, laid-back, fun and full of laughs! Great job by Tish Tash PR and of course Nando’s. Thanks for having us over.

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  1. Thanks for reminding me of Nando’s! It’s been much too long since my last visit, and I remember their chicken to be quite amazing. And that sauce..peri-peri..that’s the spicy one isn’t it?

    1. Hey Mitzie! Actually all their sauces are called Peri-Peri, but they have varying spice levels, ranging from mild, through garlic, lemon & herb to hot and extra hot. MY favorite is the Garlic. They really do make a decent flame-grilled chicken but I’m convinced it’s the sauces that make Nando’s what it is. I honestly love Nando’s and have been quite a loyal customer to them in many countries for at least a dozen years, lol.

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