I probably shouldn’t write about this right? But I thought since I am working on being intentional and wanting to share my highlights with you, I might as well.

This is my view of one of my favourite restaurants and I will tell you why.

The highlight for me is going in for not just a bite of their peri-peri grilled chicken but also drizzle the peri tamer (kids) sauce on virtually every order I make in the restaurant. By now you know I am referring to Nandos.

Here are my top 3 reasons for referring to it as one of my favourite dining locations:

  • I like the synergy I get when I come into the restaurant. I usually love a private space when I go to restaurants but with Nando’s, I feel like I already belong there- the sound of music brings everything together for me.
  • Atmosphere: following up from the top list, Nando’s have this feel of Africanness to it. Aside the music that draws you in, the ambience of the place reminds me of the beauty of Africa and so many memories of my grand mother’s kitchen in terms of the wooden artefacts and flowers that form the ornamentals of the place.
  • Another interesting thing I like about Nando’s is their loyalty card. I believe this draws customers to them. I like that they reward their customers with this loyalty card and also share a secret recipe with them. For example, I enjoy going to have their peri tamer alongside the extra hot spice even though peri tamer is listed in the kid’s menu. You should try it.
  • Lastly and I believe is the most important- the Chicken. One time I asked a question on my Instagram story asking my followers to guess where I was. One of the responses that caught my attention was this: “I see Chicken and you are Nigerian = Nando’s”. As funny as it sounds, it is a reminder to me that Nando’s chicken is awesome. The Extra hot peri-peri sauce constantly drives me to the nearest restaurant. I remember during my undergraduate days, I craved so much for a Nando’s chicken I didn’t know when I found myself in the restaurant ordering a takeaway. That’s how much I love their chicken and partly because they do not undermine their quality and service considering how long they have been running for.

  That’s it – my top reasons for ticking Nando’s amongst my top dining location.

What is your favourite dining location?


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