Restaurants, Portuguese Kentish Town
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Offering swift rather than fast food, Portuguese-inspired Nando’s distinguishes itself from other chain restaurants with a mix of counter and table service, relatively comfortable surrounds, a short wine list and a menu focused on chicken flame-grilled to order. You’ll either appreciate the lack of ceremony and meal deals, or not. People of all persuasions do, and Nando’s is a shoo-in for families, who are no doubt reassured by the generally wholesome tone of the menu.

Workaday chips don’t seem quite as appealing when side dishes include grilled corn on the cob, spiced rice, ‘macho’ peas given oomph with mint and chilli, and hot, chunky ratatouille. Peri-peri chicken is available in various shapes, sizes and levels of spicy heat.

On a chaotic Saturday night at the popular Kentish Town branch, the classic grilled half-chicken fared better than the new, premium-priced butterfly chicken breasts, which were disappointingly dry. Perhaps the grill chef wasn’t yet familiar with them – the guy who took our order certainly wasn’t: we had to point them out on the menu when we ordered.


Venue name: Nando's
Address: 227-229 Kentish Town Road
Opening hours: Meals served 11.30am-11pm Mon-Thur, Sun; 11.30am-11pm Fri, Sat
Transport: Tube: Kentish Town tube/rail or Kentish Town West rail
Price: Main courses £6-£12
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The most famous chain chicken shop in London. You can find a Nando's almost in every neighbourhood in London. Reasonable prices and decent food. Famous for its chicken burgers.

Been so many times to this nandos after work. there will be times when the food is fantastic other times it will be burnt to a crisp, me being portuguese i know what to expect from grilled food and the food that i recieve is often insulting. Yesterday i wanted to go there for dinner they close at 11:00 they have always taken orders at 10:30 but yesterday decided to say takeaway only even though i am a regular customer ended up going finchley where there was much nicer staff and efficient.