Nando’s Headingley is here!

Headingley 1This week, we’re saying hello to Headingley as we open up our brand new restaurant just in time for summer!

Bigger isn’t always better, but we wanted more, and we had the building extended just for us. And we’ve made sure there’s some outdoor seating too, for the sunny summer days ahead.

The restaurant is decorated with some beautiful Portuguese influenced handmade tiles, everywhere from the walls and floor, to the ceiling. We loved them that much!

We’ve also made one wall entirely from burnt cork! We’re particularly excited to watch our specially designed counter tops (made from a soft metal called pewter) age over time, to get more and more impressive. Watch this space!

If you were looking for an excuse to break from studying, this is it!

We’ll get the Fro-Yos ready…

Nando’s Best of the Fest: Wireless

Wireless-Festival-LogoFollowing our first serving of festival fun at Parklife, Nando’s heads to North London to the incredible New Look Wireless Festival to do some backstage feeding for one of tastiest line-ups you’ll find anywhere in the world. Only a few more sleeps to go…

To whet your appetite for the weekend, here are five Extra Hot acts we recommend hot footing it to:

Kendrick Lamar

After dropping one of the greatest hip-hop records of all time (2013’s ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’) the pressure was most definitely on for Kendrick Lamar to deliver the goods again. No biggie for the ridiculously cool Californian however, as he swaggered up to the plate and dropped ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’, one of 2015’s most unpredictable and inspiring albums. Drake and Avicii will bring the glamour this weekend, but for many at Wireless, the biggest buzz will be the return of Kendrick.

Charli XCX

Since bursting onto the scene guesting on the Icona Pop smash-hit ‘I Love It’, Nando’s fan Charli XCX has just kept soaring to become one of the biggest British acts in the States. But she hasn’t forgotten about us back home, and we can’t wait to hear the likes of ‘Break The Rules’ and ‘Famous’ booming from the Wireless sound system. We Love It!

Lethal Bizzle

Lethal Bizzle only does one kind of record, and that’s the kind that gets a party completely fired up! He’s been dishing out Extra Hot party treats from the early days of ‘Pow!’ to his recent carnival-fused ‘Fester Skank’, where he even dropped his favourite restaurant into the flow – “2 2 Chicken – Nando’s!” And unless you’ve been vacationing in Mars in recent weeks you’ll know his Fester Skank dance craze has been spreading like wildfire, and the Wireless crowd ‘skanking’ en masse is set to be one of the weekend’s many highlights.

Gorgon City

With a tasty-looking DJ residency at the world-renowned Ibiza nightclub Amnesia now in full swing, Gorgon City are firmly established as one of the top dogs in dance music. Their Top Ten album ‘Sirens’ is packed with more hits than Carl Froch so expect some serious sing-a-long action at this weekend’s party from the Gorgon City live experience.


This upcoming Atlanta rapper might be fresh to many people, but you’ll certainly know some of the major players he seems to have on speed dial. Diplo, Skrillex, Snoop Dogg and Rihanna look set to appear on his forthcoming debut album, and he’s already worked with his mentor Drake on last year’s underrated jam ‘Tuesday’. So he’s certainly got friends in high places, but we’re tipping he’ll be a star in his own right very soon.

It’s going to be an amazing weekend, and if you haven’t managed to sort a ticket yet then keep an eye on our Twitter channels this week for competitions to win last minute passes …

Nando’s Music Exchange: Muzi’s Nizogcwala

Crank up your speakers, we’ve got just the tune to get you set for the weekend from our first Music Exchange tip, Muzi. Catch up on what we had to say earlier this week about the rising South African star here, and press play to hear his brand new energetic, culture clash mix ‘Nizogcwala’ below.

Win Tickets to New Look Wireless Festival!

Wireless-Festival-LogoWe’ve teamed up with our friends at New Look Wireless Festival, London, to offer one Nando’s fan a pair of weekend tickets. The winner will score a place at the hottest festival in town and then we’ll turn up the heat some more with a £50 Nando’s gift card!

A host of UK talent including Gorgon City, Rudimental and MNEK will storm the stage before headliners Drake, Avicii and David Guetta bring the party to an incredible close. And our winner will be there to witness all three days of Extra Hot beats.

All you need to do to enter is pop your name and email address in the comment box below. We’ll select a winner at random and get in touch by email on Monday 29th of June.


*Terms and Conditions apply:
1. Competition closes at 0:00 on Monday 29th June 2015.
2. The winners will be selected at random and notified via email by 10am on 29th June 2015.
3. The prize includes a pair of weekend Wireless festival tickets on 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2015 only, plus a £50 gift card to spend at any Nando’s restaurant.
4. Please note that accommodation and/or travel costs are the responsibility of the winner and not offered as part of the competition prize.
5. All entrants and their accompanying partner must be over 18 – ID may be required.
6. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
7. Winners that we can’t contact within 48 hours by reasonable means to send out their prize will lose their entitlement.
8. Nando’s accepts no responsibility for any damage, lose, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered to you or any other person’s as a result of entering the prize draw or accepting the prize.

Muzi kicks off Nando’s Music Exchange

MUZI BlogOver the past few months, we’ve been checking out the music scene in Nando’s birthplace, South Africa, to showcase some amazing artists.

Kicking off The Music Exchange, which will see the best of South African and UK talent brought together, our first tip is phenomenal young DJ producer Muzi.

Muzi’s early tracks have picked up a growing online fan base over the last year, backed by some of the biggest names in dance music including The Prodigy, Rinse FM and Diplo’s Mad Decent label.

Building up a strong reputation in his homeland as the most exciting electronic artist of his generation, Muzi’s first official release, ‘Nizogcwala’, is out this Friday (26th June 2015). It’s a rich culture-clash mix, inspired by the electronic and hip-hop sounds of the UK and US, as well as the unique South African Zulu vocal flavours.

The video is just as tasty as the beat, a blistering and hypnotic visual feast that captures all the energy of the track. Muzi describes the track’s fusion of styles: “We have Western influences but we’re still inspired by our traditions and culture as well. Two worlds have met and both play an important role. I hope this video and my music gets that message across.”

Currently relocating from the Empangeni township in the northeast of South Africa to one of the strongholds of electronic music, Berlin, Germany, Muzi is set to launch his sound in Europe and beyond, and ‘Nizogcwala’ is just for starters. Catch his debut UK tour in September, and keep an eye on Nando’s Rule The Roost over the summer…he might just be jumping on the Cock o’ Van while he’s in town!

Tell us how saucy you really are!

Yes the rumours are true, the mighty Mango & Lime PERi-PERi sauce is now available to buy nationwide at any Tesco or Asda store!

To celebrate the launch, we want to hear what you’d have with your Mango & Lime PERi-PERi sauce! Tell us what sauce-ery you’ll conjure up (no cornflakes please) with your Mango & Lime PERi-PERi sauce in the comment box below, and we’ll reward the most impressive recipes and creations with a £100 gift card (and of course a pack of six brand spanking new bottles of the sweet stuff).

Mango & Lime at the ready… it’s time to get creative!

Terms and Conditions

Our Mango & Lime Time competition is only for residents of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) aged 16+, and excludes all employees of Nando’s and its affiliates or agents, the immediate families of our employees, and any other person connected with this promotion.

Internet access required (obviously)

Only one entry per person. Anyone trying to circumvent this rule by using alternative details will be disqualified.

Promotional Period
Promotion opens 17.06.15 and closes at 23.59pm midnight 01.07.15. No entries after 01.07.15 will be accepted.

Entry Requirements
To enter the promotion, simply answer the question “What would you have your Mango & Lime PERi-PERi sauce with?” and submit your response on Go on, be creative! You’ll also be asked to fill in your name, address, telephone number and email, so we can contact you to celebrate if you’re a winner.

There are 10 prize bundles up for grabs, each consisting of 1 x Nando’s restaurant voucher worth £100, 6 x 125g bottles of Mango & Lime PERi-PERi sauce and at least 4 other Nando’s goodies. Surprises keep the mystery alive!

Nando’s reserves the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value at its discretion.

Winner Selection
10 x winners will be selected completely at random from all eligible entries using a computer process that produces independently verifiable results.

Winner notification
Winners will be notified by telephone and/or email within 48hrs of the draw. Winners will be asked to verify their name and contact details to ensure delivery of their prize. We will use our best efforts to contact winner(s) via all means possible (though maybe not by carrier pigeon). Should we receive no response from a winner within 28 days of initial contact, an alternative winner will be chosen.

Prizes will be despatched to winners within 28 days.

Prizes in whole or in part are non-transferable. No cash will be offered (cheeky) and no alternative prizes are available, except in the event of circumstances outside of Nando’s control, whereby Nando’s reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

The prizes in whole or in part are subject to availability.

To the fullest extent permissible by law, Nando’s shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered or sustained as a result of participation in the promotion or use of the prizes. Nando’s is not responsible for the acts or default of third party suppliers, but will endeavour to resolve any issues that may arise.
Nando’s decision is final with regards to all promotional matters, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Serious Stuff
In the event of circumstances outside the reasonable control of Nando’s, or where fraud, abuse, and/or an error (human or computer) affects or could affect the proper operation of this promotion or the awarding of prizes, and only where circumstances make this unavoidable, Nando’s reserves the right to cancel or amend the promotion or these terms and conditions, at any stage, but will always endeavour to minimize the effect on participants in order to avoid undue disappointment.

Nando’s reserves the right to verify all entries including, but not limited to, asking for address and identity details (which must be provided within 14 days), and also the right to refuse to award a prize or withdraw prize entitlement, and/or refuse further participation in the promotion and disqualify the participant, where there are reasonable grounds to believe there has been a breach of these terms and conditions or any instructions forming part of the entry requirements for this promotion, or where a participant has gained unfair advantage in participating in the promotion or won using fraudulent means.

A list of all winners can be found at: within 28 days of the closing date.

Your personal details will only be used for the purposes of administering this promotion and for no other purposes. Entrants give their consent that their personal data will be processed by a third party on behalf of the Promoter for the purpose of administering this Promotion only. For more information on our privacy policy, please visit:

Winners agree to participate in any reasonable publicity required by the Promoter. If your idea is any good, we’ll want to show it off.

This promotion is subject to English Law and the entrants submit to the jurisdiction of the English and Welsh Courts.

Promoter: Nando’s, Erico House, 93-99 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London, SW15 2TG, United Kingdom.

Get ready for #MangoAndLimeTime Dash!

M&LMapCalling all Mango & Lime fans! The wait is over – our delicious Mango & Lime PERi-PERi sauce is now available to buy in supermarkets and shops!

Excited much? Well we are too! So excited, we’ve got some bottles of the stuff to give away to the true Mango & Lime enthusiasts out there…

So clear your diary on Wednesday 17th June between 12.00pm and 1.00pm, and get your running shoes ready. The first 100 fans to visit our selected most popular Mango & Lime restaurants will bag themselves a free fix of the Mango & Lime PERi-PERi sauce.

Our 30 Nando’s #MangoAndLimeTime restaurants are:

• Ashford
• Bath
• Bexleyheath
• Bluewater – Wintergarden
• Brighton – Duke Street
• Bristol – Cribbs Mall
• Bury St. Edmunds
• Canary Wharf – Jubilee Place
• Canterbury
• Carlisle
• Chesterfield
• Dorchester
• Durham
• Ealing Bond street
• Exeter
• Gloucester Quays
• Hull – St Stephens
• Lime Street
• Newcastle – Silverlink
• Nottingham Giltbrook
• Peterborough
• Plymouth – Old Town Street
• Sheffield – Ecclesall Road
• Shrewsbury
• St Helens
• Taunton
• Telford
• The Brunswick
• Warrington
• York – Vangarde Monks Cross

Just make sure you’re quick. It may not be our hottest sauce, but you’re bound to have some pretty fiery competition…

Terms and Conditions:
1. Offer includes one free bottle of Mango & Lime PERi-PERi sauce between 12.00pm and 1.00pm on 17th June 2015 at the above listed Nando’s restaurants only.
2. One free bottle of Mango & Lime PERi-PERi sauce per person on a first-come-first-served basis whilst stocks last.
3. No alternative (cash or product) is available.

#RuleTheRoost temperatures soar at Parklife!

PL (3)Last weekend saw the return of #RuleTheRoost in Manchester at Parklife Weekender, Heaton Park.

Friends of Nando’s turned up the heat with flaming-hot performances on top of our Cock o’ Van. Yes, our fiery food truck doubles up as a stage, fuelling hungry festival goers with sizzling sets whilst queuing for their PERi-PERi fix.

With Becky Hill, Jackmaster and Hannah Wants amongst those performing, the crowd enjoyed a medley of Extra Hot chicken and tunes throughout the weekend. Even Rudimental stopped by to watch Route 94’s show-stopping set! Meanwhile, over in Brighton at Parklife’s sister festival, Wild Life, we were backstage feeding some our favourite artists. Mark Ronson, JME and Skream were all spotted tucking in to Nando’s goodness before their performances at the brand new festival.

Now the festival season is truly underway, we’re ready for a summer of more chart-topping beats and spicy chicken. Our next stop will be in the UK’s capital, where we’ll be taking the Cock o’ Van to London’s coolest boutique festival, Lovebox. Join us on 16th and 17th July to see even more talented artists #RuleTheRoost. See you there!

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Nando’s Pride 2015 is here!

Nando's Pride food flag (2) - CopyIt’s time to dust our feathers as we prepare for the best party of the year; Pride. Every year we spread the PERi-PERi love across a number of Pride events, and this year we’re going bigger and better. We’re incredibly proud to announce we’ll be shaking our tail feathers at over 30 cities across the UK and Ireland in the Extra Hot months ahead.

Check us out in the below cities, where we’ll be heading, and keep your eyes peeled for our very special PERi-PERi Pride flags in restaurants!

• Blackpool – Saturday 13th June
• Gloucestershire – Saturday 13th June
• Edingburgh – Saturday 20th June
• York – Saturday 20th June
• Dublin – Saturday 27th June
• Soho, London – Saturday 27th June
• Coventry – Saturday 27th June
• Sheffield – Saturday 4th July
• Warwickshire – Saturday 4th July
• Bristol – Saturday 11th July
• Essex – Saturday 12th July
• Newcastle – Friday 17th July
• Hull – Saturday 18th July
• Norwich – Saturday 25th July
• Liverpool – Saturday 1st August
• Brighton – Saturday 1st August
• Belfast – Saturday 1st August
• Cork – Sunday 2nd August
• Leeds – Sunday 2nd August
• Cardiff – Saturday 15th August
• Glasgow – Saturday 22nd August
• Hertfordshire – Saturday 22nd August
• Manchester – Saturday 29th August
• Derry – Saturday 29th August
• Leicester – Saturday 5th September
• Reading – Saturday 5th September
• Sunderland – 26th September
• Chester – 3rd October
• Oxford – 6th September

Follow the fun using #NandosPride

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Corby and Harrogate, we have lift off!

CandHblogThings are heating up at Nando’s this week, after opening the doors to two Extra Hot new restaurants!

We’ve hatched our first ever restaurant in Harrogate, which is fired up and ready for your pre-cinema platter or post-shopping re-fuel. We’re not sure what you’ll love more, our new double thigh-high Churrasco Burger, or our spectacular South African crafted handmade chandelier!

Corby’s spicing up too, where we’ve just opened up our third restaurant in Northamptonshire. Cinema-goers and shoppers alike can now get their much-needed PERi-fix, while checking out our impressive artwork, fresh from sunny South Africa itself.

There’s a whole lot of love that’s gone into these restaurants, and we’re pretty excited for you to come and check them out (not to mention all our new menu items!). So what are you waiting for?