Love Lewisham Day - Part 2: The Best Nando's In the World

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During this discussion of what high street business would enhance your enjoyment of Brockley, Nando's came up disturbingly often. But sometimes we fail to see what's right in front of us - and hurt those who love us most.

BCer Max spotted this tribute to Lewisham Nando's in a Guardian article about annoying people trying to get a book deal. A Greenwich man has taken it upon himself to visit every Nando's in the world and take a photo of himself in a pose that he's determined will be the next "planking". Having been to 80 Nando's (must try harder), he's discovered that the best that Nando's has to offer was just across the borough border all along, telling the paper that his highlight has been:

The Nando's in Ibiza with its unusual sesame buns. "Although, sadly, that branch since closed," says Christopher. "But the best Nando's in the world [so far] is the one in Lewisham. I had a whole chicken there and it earned a score of 10 in my write-up."

7 comments:

max doom! said...

nandos is ace. it might not be 'artisan' - artibloodysan, its a cup of coffee so wind your neck in - but for the dough there is little to touch it.

Monkeyboy said...

It's endorsed by the Observer restaurant critic therefore it's GOOD!
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jan/15/dont-think-of-knocking-nandos

Anon said...

Aren't there two Nando's in Lewisham, for fine dining?

Max Calò said...

There's the Catford Nando's as well, this one reviewed is the one on Lee High Road.
And after reading this I went and had a go. All ok, nothing wrong with grilled chicken. To be picky one does feel it's not free range, but that aside it was a pleasant experience.

I'm Still Stondon said...

It's OK, I wouldn't say it's the best Nando's ever. Didn't rate the Catford one at all though, which was a bit grim. But maybe that's because I have a soft spot for Lewisham town centre, but I'm not too fond of Catford.

Max Calò said...

I'm curious now, which Nando's would beat Lewisham's in your judgement.

Headhunter said...

Argh, bloody Disqus lost my comment again... OK in brief I was saying that Nando's is arty fartier than you might think. Back in 2000/2001 when I lived in Catford, 1 of my housemates worked for Nando's and was in charge of managing the construction of new Nando's across London. Back then there were about 3 Nando's across the entire Greater London area. Anyway, he told me that they went to great pains to source antique furniture and objet d'art for each specific restaurant. They also had a team of dedicated artists who would come in and paint works for each restaurant based on the light and space in each place....

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