Nando's - Solihull
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
A concept born in 1987 in South Africa, and launched five years later in the UK, Nando's continues to offer a place for people with an appetite for life - 'people who love to laugh and love to eat' - to bring friends and family together to simply enjoy themselves. From humble beginnings, Nando's is now spreading like wild fire around the world. You can find them represented on five continents, including 188 restaurants in the UK, and it isn't just good luck that has helped fan the flame of success - Nando's work to a set of values that is central to everything they do. Catering for every member of the family is one of them, plus an admirable ability to not take themselves too seriously, which means on your visit you can really relax - no airs and graces required.
As well as their famous Peri-Peri chicken, Nando's also offer a great range of chicken and veggie burgers - including a roasted portobello mushroom and halloumi cheese burger with chilli jam - plus plentiful platters and fresh salads. Start your Portuguese feast with creamy hummus drizzled with a richly flavoured Peri-Peri oil, and dig in with warm hunks of pitta. The Peri-Peri is a must for your main, the fresh - never frozen - British chicken is marinated for 24 hours to absorb the Portuguese spice, then flame grilled to order. Choose rich and creamy sweet potato mash to accompany the meat, or some classic chips.
Alternatively, enjoy succulent chicken breast in a roll or pitta or, if chicken doesn't get you hot under the collar, try a vegetable or beanie burger comprising vegetables, rice, green and adzuki beans, pulses and seeds in a chunky patty - none of the meat but all of the flavour. If you dare to wander from the beaten track, try a Nando's special such as prego steak roll - beef steak marinated in garlic, basted with Peri-Peri and flame grilled to order. The excellent standard of cuisine here guarantees you'll be wanting to linger for dessert. Perfect Portuguese pastries are the ideal accompaniment to a hot drink - try a 'naughty natas' custard tart or an irresistable coconut tart - while refreshing ice cream, or 'bottomless' frozen yogurt, is perfect for extinguishing the heat of a spicy main.
Nando's is all about relaxing and forgetting the stresses beyond the doors, so it comes as no surprise to learn that the drinks list is extensive and wide ranging. Treat yourself to a bottle of classic Tagus Creek chardonnay from Portugal, or wash down your dinner with a delicious Savanna cider. With restaurants at four locations in Birmingham as well as this one, Nando's are waiting to light your dining fire - visit one soon and prepare for Portuguese passion.