The peri-peri way

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The peri-peri way

One might often wonder how there are new restaurants mushrooming on the busy streets of Indiranagar.

    While one might not be able to find out the secret, one can definitely walk into the restaurants and find out why.

     ‘Nandos’ that recently opened on 12th Main, Indiranagar is a comfortable place to spend an evening at.

The restaurant welcomes one to the two-floor space where each stair is carefully tiled in patterned mosaic details. The contrast edgy black metal geometric balustrade draws one in. The natural timber cladding with pops of stained orange on the exterior adds a bold youthful element to the new hangout spot.

The international brand ensures that wherever they open, each one of them is designed differently.

    This interior has the theme of new African design and it continues on both the floors. With small and large paintings in different corners, a storyboard of how the restaurant came about and uniquely styled joint, this is one of a kind dining experience.

And what makes this one different from the other branches is also its DIY service pattern. When you walk in, you will be given the menu to choose from. You are then required to head to the counter, place your order and give your table number for the waiters to bring your dishes. Unlike the other restaurants, the customer is encouraged to take their own plates, cutlery and peri-peri sauces of their choice and head to the table. You have the option of using how many ever sauces and cutlery as you wish.

While many of the dishes remain the same as the other ‘Nandos’ branches, there a few additions to the menu. The ‘Hummus with peri-peri drizzle’ is an interesting appetiser as you are required to pour the smoky per-peri sauce over the creamy hummus and dig in with the warm stripes of pita bread. Even though the red coloured sauce might give one a scare, it does not include any spice quotient in it.

For all the main courses offered, the customer has to choose their level of spice as your dishes will be marinated with the asked amount of spice.

The ‘Chicken wrap’, a toasted wrap filled with tender chicken, bird’s eye chilli jam, green leaf lettuce and tangy yoghurt sauce, is a good option for those who want a fulfilling meal. But if you choose to try something a bit more gourmet, the ‘Moroccan butternut and grilled pepper chicken burger’ is recommended.

As the peri-peri chicken is one of their specialities, you should try the ‘Espetada Carnival’ which is a flame grilled peri-peri chicken thigh, stuffed with feta and parsley, skewered with mixed peppers and served with sides.

Though the menu is predominantly non-vegetarians, they also offer vegetarian options. The ‘Something exotic’ is one the latest additions. It is grilled ‘paneer’ and fresh watermelon in your choice of peri-peri sauce served on a skewer. You can also try the ‘Mushroom and paneer wrap’ and ‘Paneer burger’ with sides.

Complete your meal with ‘Bottomless yoghurt’ which is the restaurants’ version of frozen yoghurt. The best part is that it is unlimited and you can go back to enjoy as many servings as you wish.

‘Nandos’ is located at 967, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar.

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