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The Great Imitator is here!

It’s not easy being great…

In fact, it takes lots of time, patience, practice and a whole heap of PERi-PERi.

But brace yourself Nando’s fans, we’ve finally cracked it... Introducing The Great Imitator!


It’s our first ever plant-based PERi-PERi chicken alternative, packed full of PERi-PERi, made completely from pea protein and the perfect way to get your meat-free Monday on in true tasty style.

And we’ve not called it The Great Imitator for nothing. This plant-based alternative tastes so much like our famous PERi-PERi chicken, even the biggest Nando’s fan will find it hard to tell the difference.

It’s good to be great.

We’ve made some pretty big commitments to fight climate change, and introducing more plant-based options to our menus is just one of the many ways we’re aiming to bring down our carbon emissions. Because when it comes to climate change, we’re not clucking about.

Going head-to-head with our classic chicken burger, The Great Imitator weighs in at well under half the carbon footprint, whilst still packing that PERi-PERi punch. So you can get your fix, and feel good about it too. 


Get ready for greatness.

The Great Imitator is now available and ready to order in a spice of your choice. To make sure it’s plant-based when you order, we’ve switched our usual lightly spiced yogurt/mayo to our new plant-based Vegan PERinaise too.

So, whether you get it for Collect, Eat-in or Delivery, prepare to try PERi-PERi as you’ve never had it before (but we bet you won’t even be able to tell!).


*Disclaimer: Although Nando’s restaurants aren’t vegetarian, our kitchens aim to keep non-meat products separate from meat products where possible. We can’t guarantee that there will not be cross contamination. This is a plant-based recipe, however we cannot guarantee the WRAP or BASTE uses shellac free lemons.