We were visiting the iconic prehistoric stone circle at Stonehenge, which stands on the grassland of Salisbury Plain and it was a delightful drive from London to the Stonehenge. By the time we finished our tour, the weather became gloomy and windy and we were also starving. We decided to grab our lunch from Salisbury, a medieval cathedral city in the southern English county of Wiltshire. The city’s ornate 13th-century cathedral with a 123-metre spire, a working 14th-century clock and an original copy of the Magna Carta, towers over the city and it was a pleasant drive.
Once we were on Milford Street, we spotted a Nando’s joint and a convenient parking.
Nando’s food has strong African and Portuguese influences and they call it Afro-Portuguese, and it’s expressed in the restaurant design and food. Peri-Peri is the heart and soul of Nando’s and the secret ingredient behind our restaurants worldwide. Peri-Peri is packed with flavour and a tingle because it is made with spices, sun-ripened lemons, onion and a dash of garlic, blended with Nando’s special ingredient – the African Bird’s Eye Chilli. With a range of flavours – extra hot, hot, medium, mild and extra mild – you can choose your heat before you eat!
Nando’s specialises in flame-grilled Peri Peri chicken. The chicken is served in quarters, halves, wholes, and butterfly breasts. It also serves burgers, pitas, salads, wings and wraps. In some countries, Nando’s sells chicken livers, espetadas (a large stand with a skewer of chicken breast and grilled peppers) and cataplana (a chicken and rice dish served in a traditional Portuguese copper dish). A range of sides are available to order with these main dishes such as spicy rice, coleslaw, garlic bread, corn on the cob, creamy mash, chips, mixed leaf salad and macho peas. All their chickens locally and marinated for 24-hours, in a marinade that contains no preservatives, colourants or artificial flavours. Before cooking the chicken, they trim the chicken of excess fat and then flame-grill them which reduces the fat content even further.
I have tried Nando’s in various cities and I always have fond memories of the Nando’s in Harrow, London. The Salisbury Nando’s was spacious with colourful Afro theme running across the restaurant and huge glass walls revealing the exterior.
We ordered a Mediterranean Salad, Grilled Halloumi Cheese, Peri-Peri Nuts, Half portion of Peri Peri Chicken on Bone and a Grilled Chicken Wrap.
The salad and Halloumi cheese were great starters. Fresh, crispy and juicy, the salad was colourful and indeed filling. The nuts also were spicy and crunchy.
The grilled chicken was absolutely smashing – succulent pieces of spicy marinated chicken paired well with the sides we ordered, spicy rice and salad.
The Grilled Chicken Wrap also was clean and with lot of filling to satiate our hunger.
We rounded off our lunch with a Bottomless Frozen Yoghurt and a Salted Caramel Brownie.
Great meal to cheer you up!