Nando's is my favourite grilled chicken spot. I think they're the best purveyors of grilled/roasted chicken, and with an almost perfect hit rate, they reliably deliver up the juiciest and most flavourful grilled chicken. I always opt for the lemon and herb one, as it's the most like a classic Sunday roast, redolent with fragrant thyme, garlic and the lift of lemon. I know, I know, it's like the most wussy flavour there is, but I prefer its delicate seasoning, and besides, you can always layer on the various Peri Peri sauces separately for a customised heat.
Unlike their outstanding chicken, Nando's sides are a little ho-hum, so unless you need a little levity from just chicken, it's best to avoid them and load up on a protein-centric meal.
The 1/4 Lemon & Herb Peri Peri Chicken ($13.90) was, as expected, lipsmackingly delicious, and it was sided by a rather pedestrian fino (read: premium) bowl of Afro-Portuguese Spinach sauteed with onions and tomatoes.
If you opt for the regular, not fino, side, you get 2 sides instead of just 1. A girlfriend had the 1/4 Lemon & Herb Peri Peri Chicken ($13.90) with 2 regular sides of Coleslaw and lightly buttered Mediterranean Rice. The crunchy coleslaw was pleasantly refreshing.
Plaza Singapura #04-10
68 Orchard Road
Tel: 6337 2555
Open daily from 10am to 10pm