Many centuries ago our Portuguese forefathers set sail for new lands. After months on the high seas they were called ashore by the winds of East Africa. Here they were introduced to the fiery little African Bird’s Eye Chilli which we now know as PERi-PERi.

A spice like no other, it put fire in their bellies and ignited passion in their hearts! To this chilli they added a handful of herbs, a squeeze of fresh lemon and a touch of garlic. Their love for life, friends, fun and good food had created the first Gosto Delicioso (great taste) of PERi-PERi sauce.

Today our own recipe remains a closely-guarded secret. But what’s no secret is that the traditions of hospitality, friendship and simple family pleasures that our forefathers lived by, are ones that we still happily share! They are, after all, the inspiration for our restaurants.

All Nando’s chickens are marinated for 24 hours in our secret sauce until the flavour goes right through to the bone. They’re then flame-grilled and basted in your choice of Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce. The result is ultimate PERifection!.


(enjoy your meal)

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