Sunday, September 16, 2018

Nando's, Union Square, Aberdeen

For Baby D's birthday celebration in Scotland, we checked out Nando's as per the birthday boy's request. In Aberdeen, there are two Nando's - located in The Academy in Belmont Street and Union Square. We visited the latter; the restaurant was absolutely heaving and we had to wait about 20 minutes for a table.

Once seated, we browsed the menu and waited for someone to take our order. Later we found out that Nando's UK operate a semi self-service system (order and pay at the counter and food will be served to your table) .... a boo-boo on our part as in Malaysia we get full table service.

The kids got an activity sheet each to keep them entertained while waiting for the food to arrive. Before long, our appetizers arrived - we ordered the 3 Chicken Wings, Red pepper dip served with warm pita strips and Halloumi sticks. Everything was very tasty, we especially enjoyed the chicken wings which were moist and flavorful (we went for medium flavour and it was just nice for us in terms of spiciness). The halloumi sticks came with an addictive chilli jam dip. They're £3.70 each or you can order three starters for £9.95.

It would be a crime to come to Nando's and not have their flame-grilled Peri-Peri chicken. The chicken is marinated for at least 24 hours, for all the flavours to lock in. As it is flame-grilled, you can taste the smokiness and slight char it gives to the chicken. We ordered two 1/2 chickens (with 2 regular sides £10.95)  - one medium and another with lemon and herb (for the kids). The kids ended up eating our medium sauce one, as the lemon and herb was too mild for their liking. LOL! The chicken leg part is definitely the best as it's moist and juicy.

We also ordered a Sunset Burger (with 2 regular sides £11.45) to share - two grilled chicken thighs sandwiched between melting Cheddar cheese, smoky red pepper chutney, baby spinach and a soft bun. Fantastic burger, I have to say!

Sides are very nicely done - we tried the chips (crisp and fluffy), corn on the cob, garlic bread, side salad and Supergrain salad. The latter which came with quinoa, kale, edamame and beans with an avocado & buttermilk dressing was surprisingly very good - healthy and delicious, WIN!

For the full menu, click here.

Opening times: Sun - Thurs 11am - 10pm; Fri-Sat 11am - 10.30pm.

Price: Total bill £51.40.

Location: Nando's, Union Square, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB11 5RG, United Kingdom.

Tel: 01224 581 959

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  1. Oh? They have Nando's there too? My girl loves the one in Wellington, New Zealand.

  2. Peri peri is always a must, there's a place for it in the kitchen too!


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