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Writer: Vanessa Finaughty
Commissioned by: Independent Newspapers
Printed: Weekend Argus, May 2007

Famous for its peri-peri sauces, Nando’s in Long Street (Nando’s Chambers, situated opposite Mama Afrika's), forms part of the JV Group, which is part-owned by the holding company, Nando’s Chickenland.
At Nando’s, tender chicken is marinated over a 24-hour period for that “ultimate” taste sensation, and is then flame-grilled after all excess skin and fat has been removed.
Nando’s chicken has its own unique flavouring, such as lemon and herb, mild, hot and extra hot.
Nando’s heritage is rooted solidly in the Portuguese community that moved to Johannesburg from Moçambique. Flame-grilled peri-peri chicken was once one of the “best kept secrets” among this community, until two friends, Robert and Fernando, visited Portuguese-owned Chickenland in Rosettenville and made the owner an offer he could not refuse and, thus, Nando’s, as we know it today, was born.
There are currently more than 240 branches of Nando’s around South Africa, but, even so, Nando’s remains proudly “a truly South African restaurant” and its Afro-Portuguese styling fits in extremely well with the Long Street vibe.
Nando’s range of hot sauces are also available for purchase, should you wish to “experience the flavour” on other foods at home. Nando’s Chambers is open seven days a week and its extended trading hours make it a “perfect place” for late night partygoers to find good food.
From Sunday to Thursday, the restaurant opens at 10:30am and closes at 10:30pm, and on Fridays and Saturdays the doors remain open until midnight. Nando’s Chambers also trades on public holidays.