1992
1992

First restaurant opened - Ealing. But as it was more of a take-away, it didn't really work!

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The FA launch the football 'Premier League'

1995
1995

Camden opened - much more restauranty!

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Braveheart big at the box office

1996
1996

The restaurant model works much better so when Putney opened, we added plates and cutlery!

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Dolly the sheep the first animal to be cloned from adult cells is born

1999
1999

Kilburn was the first restaurant to be designed by Harrison Design. They have gone on to design over 60% of our restaurants in the UK & Ireland

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The Euro currency is launched

2000
2000

Nando's expands out of London. Manchester, Birmingham and Milton Keynes get a taste for PERi-PERi chicken

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Millennium Dome closes at the end of its one year lifespan

2003
2003

The start of the Nando's Art Collection...now with over 3,000 pieces adorning the walls of our restaurants and offices

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Final commercial flight of Concorde, and England win Rugby World Cup

2006
2006

Opened first restaurant in Scotland (Glasgow – The Fort)

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Launch of the Wii, Daniel Craig is 007

2007
2007

Opening in the The O2, this Nando's had our first bar, specialising in Cachaca cocktails

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The new Wembley Stadium is opened by Prince William

2008
2008

Opened first Nando's in Republic of Ireland (Dundrum)

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Heathrow Terminal 5 opens

2010
2010

Opened a Nando's in Tesco (Wembley Park)

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Tinie Tempah scores number one single with "Pass Out"

2011
2011

Opened in Westfield Stratford ready for the Olympics

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Wills and Kate tie the knot

2012
2012

GigNics comes to Glasgow, Leeds and London

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Great Britain turned gold

2013
2013

We open our 300th UK Nando's in Trowbridge

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Kate and Will introduce the world to baby Prince George

2014
2014

Watch this space…

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Watch this space…

Aberdeen

Belmont Street is the most Northerly Nando's in the UK

In fact it's the most Northerly Nando's in the World

100% Child Friendly

baby

We love kids so much we gave them their own menu. Click here for more info on family dining at Nando's.

The Legend of Barcelos Cockerel

This tale dates back to the 14th century and, like all legends, the details differ depending on who’s doing the telling.

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.

Closest Nando's restaurants

The two Nando's branches with the shortest distance between them are both in the North East: Metrocentre - Garden Walk and Metrocentre - Gateshead.

Manchester

is the UK city with the highest branch - inhabitant density with its 10 restaurants.