Nando's is all about chicken, lots of chicken, and all of it flame-grilled. There is a real danger that the word 'chicken' may lull you to sleep by sheer force of repetition by the time you finish reading the menu.
Nando's is comparatively expensive: not the sort of place that you want to be eating at regularly on your average lunch budget, but still, it is good for a change of pace.
Here are my finds:
Chicken Breast in Pita - good combo of spicy chicken with a salad, nicely packaged in a little pita bread pocket that handles very well on the move.
Grilled chicken Wrap - Chicken, salad and some sort of nice condiment, wrapped up and very portable for lunch on the run.
Grilled chicken livers - excellent, always excellent; particularly excellent with the hottest basting. (not pictured)
Corn (side-dish) - this stuff is probably genetically engineered to the hilt, but it is the sweetest, softest, juiciest corn on the cob available anywhere in Suva. Basted with a sauce of your choice (I like 'Lemon & Herb' or the 'Mild' Peri-peri) and then flame-grilled.
The other usual suspects like burgers, chips, and various degrees of whole-grilled chicken are available as well, all basted in the 'secret' sauce ... which I think consists mainly of bird's-eye chilli and a tangy vinegar base - good stuff!
Nando's has two locations in Suva, both with identical menus. Both have shockingly bad parking arrangements, so you're best sticking to the one closest to you and walking. The eat-in and takeaway crowds are both accommodated, but eating-in gives you a slightly wider range from the menu, and they're 'licensed'.
I hadn't really given much thought to takeaway wrappings/packaging until Nando's came along. Their packaging has actually been designed by people that eat take-out food: properly sized, grease-proof bags you can eat out of without descending to the level of a kindergarten picnic.
- Regal Lane, or
- Laucala Bay Rd
- Opening Hours:
- Lunch & Dinner, 7 days a week
- $7 - $15 per person