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So you want to know more about our food?  

You’re in the right place. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about Nando’s food. Because it’s what we do best.

    

The Nando’s story

Born in South Africa with a blend of Portuguese and British culture. It all started in Mozambique, home of the hot sun, rich soil... and African Bird’s Eye Chillies. Also known as PERi-PERi. Small but mighty, these chillies have been used for centuries in local Mozambiquan cooking. The Portuguese then added a squeeze of lemon and kick of garlic to make the first PERi-PERi sauce. Used on just about anything, they found it was the ultimate baste for flame-grilling spatchcocked chicken. And it wasn’t long before two friends in Johannesburg came to experience the taste of PERi-PERi chicken and Nando’s was born.  

Fast forward a few years, restaurants and Fino Pittas and today, the Nando’s PERi-PERi you know and love still pays homage to those roots. 

  

Nando’s Chicken

Flame-grilled, juicy, spicy... there’s a reason Nando’s chicken is legendary. Always fresh and never frozen, we marinate our chicken in PERi-PERi for 24 hours before it’s basted. All our sauces, bastes and marinades are made with fresh, real ingredients and have no artificial flavours or colourants. We flame-grill because it reduces the fat content and regular basting is what keeps it so succulent.

And now for the fun part, the PERi-ometer. We’re all about choice – you control how hot you want it. So whether you like your spice Extra Hot, Medium or Plain...ish, there’s something for every spice level. Keep an eye out for our seasonal guest spices like Mango & Lime, Spiced Clementine or Garlic BBQ – there for a good time, not a long time.

  

Plant-based? Veggie? Flexi? This way…

PERi-PERi

The People Behind the PERi-PERi

Meet the people who make your PERi-PERi! We visited the farmers who grow our chillies in Africa…

Sun, Soil & Spirit

Can’t get enough of PERi-PERi? That’s because of its fiery Southern African spirit. What makes it so fiery? Sit back, we’ll show you…

Nando’s PERi-ometer

Extra Hot? Medium? PERi-Tamer? We all have our go-to spices at Nando’s...

New & Improved

We're always looking for ways to improve our recipes and menu classics as well as launching new items. Find all our latest and tastiest news here... 

What's New

Recipes

The Fino Pitta

Our Products

We’ve created a range of products so you can splash, drizzle and squeeze to your heart’s content.

Sustainability

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