We have the biggest collection of South African art in the U.K, with 3000 pieces across our restaurants. That's 2,500 more than Tate Britain's total display!
Here's our version: A pilgrim was passing through the village of Barcelos in Portugal when he was wrongly accused of theft. This was a serious charge for which a guilty verdict meant death.
The pilgrim was brought before the towns judge, who was about to eat a roast cockerel for his dinner. Feeling vulnerable in a strange village, and knowing what his sorry fate might be, the pilgrim pleaded "If I am innocent, may that cockerel get up and crow!" No sooner had he spoken, than the cockerel got up and crowed heartily (well it is a legend) with that, the pilgrim was released and went on his way.
The Barcelos cockerel has, to this day, been the symbol of Faith, Justice and Good Fortune.
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In fact it's the most northernly Nando's in the World
The two Nando's branches with the shortest distance between them are both in the North East: Metrocentre - Garden Walk and Metrocentre - Gateshead.
is the UK city with the second highest density of Nando's with 9 restaurants after London.