Nando’s – Al Barsha – New Menu

Espetada Carnival - Dhs 51- Flame-grilled peri peri thighs, stuffed with feta and parsley, skewered with mixed peppers.
Espetada Carnival – Dhs 51 – Flame-grilled peri peri thighs, stuffed with feta and parsley, skewered with mixed peppers.
Me along with restaurant Manager Nando's, Al Barsha
Me along with restaurant Manager Nandos, Al Barsha

If you are one of those Nando’s die hard fans then you definitely don’t want to miss this post. Get a look into the future. Nando’s will be launching an entire new menu on October 5th. It’s a major revamp of their existing menu. They have made additions/changes to every part of their menu possible from sides, wraps, burgers, salads, pita, dippers, desserts etc. More than chicken lovers it’s good news for vegetarians as there’s been nice additions to burgers, wraps, pitas, salads and sides for them. Continue reading to see some that you’ve never seen before at Nando’s 😉

sides - dhs 11 - three bean salad(left) and macho peas(right)
sides – dhs 11 – three bean salad(left) and macho peas(right)
Creamy red pepper dip - dhs 15
roasted red pepper and chilli spice dip with warm pita strips – dhs 15
Drinks - Dhs 21 - Crimson Cola(left) and Madeira red(right)
Drinks – Dhs 21 – Crimson Cola(left) and Madeira red(right)

We started by dipping the warm pita breads into the red pepper dip and oh it was lovely. It’s not as spicy as I thought but just perfect to enjoy it. Just then our drinks came in and I can tell you, try the Madeira red drink as opposed to Crimson Cola, as you know the cola always dominates the taste. When you have it along with red pepper dip, the sweet Madeira red tastes even better. The new vegetarian sides(peas and bean salad) was interesting, something the vegetarians would really appreciate. The macho peas was more to my liking.

Veggie burger - dhs 24 - Smothered in Chilli Jam and tangy yoghurt sauce, served on a toasted Portuguese roll.
Veggie burger – dhs 24 – Smothered in Chilli Jam and tangy yoghurt sauce, served on a toasted Portuguese roll.
Algarve Salad - dhs 29 - A medley of leaves, rocket, mixed peppers, roasted cashew nuts, marinated sundried tomato and feta cheese - dhs 29
Algarve Salad – dhs 29 – A medley of leaves, rocket, mixed peppers, roasted cashew nuts, marinated sundried tomato and feta cheese – dhs 29
Roasted veggie wrap - dhs 24 - A toasted wrap, stuffed with couscous salad, creamy goat’s cheese, pickled red onions, brinjal, hummus and spicy Red Pepper Dip
Roasted veggie wrap – dhs 24 – A toasted wrap, stuffed with couscous salad, creamy goat’s cheese, pickled red onions, brinjal, hummus and spicy Red Pepper Dip.
Black mushroom and Halloumi Wrap - dhs 25 - Grilled and served in a toasted wrap, spread with Chilli Jam and topped with fresh lettuce and tangy yoghurt sauce.
Black mushroom and Halloumi Wrap – dhs 25 – Grilled and served in a toasted wrap, spread with Chilli Jam and
topped with fresh lettuce and tangy yoghurt sauce.

This was the interesting part for us at Nando’s. Really impressed with the vegetarian sides of things. Vegetable burger was always there in the Nando’s menu but has been improved by adding chilli jam and tangy yoghurt sauce. The new vege wraps were amazing. Thick and loaded. My favourite was the black mushroom halloumi wrap. The new Algarve salad was little too dry(felt like eating raw vegetables), thought it should have more dressing to get the aroma out of that healthy content on the plate.

Chicken caesar wrap - dhs 27 - Served in a toasted wrap full of PERi-PERi chicken, crunchy croutons, parmesan cheese and sundried tomatoes, all smothered in creamy Caesar dressing.
Chicken caesar wrap – dhs 27 – Served in a toasted wrap full of PERi-PERi chicken, crunchy croutons, parmesan cheese and sundried tomatoes, all smothered in creamy Caesar dressing.
Chicken pita - dhs 24 - stuffed with chicken tenders, crisp veggie salad and creamy whip
Chicken pita – dhs 24 – stuffed with chicken tenders,
crisp veggie salad and creamy whip
appetizers - 3 Chicken wings - dhs 23
appetizers – 3 Chicken wings – dhs 23

They’ve even upgraded their no.1 seller the espetadas. This time they’ve brought it in a new flavour by stuffing those grilled chickens with parsley and feta. This is definitely a welcome change as we love the espetada at Nando’s and have been eating the same for quite some time. Not to mention the Espetada Carnival chicken on the skewers were succulent and juicy. From all the wraps, my favourite was this chicken Ceasar wrap. It was just fantastic. The parmesan cheese and crispness in it’s taste was very different from all other wraps I had today. I highly recommend to try this new piece of wrap if you are a non-veg. The chicken tender pieces inside the chicken pita had a nice tangy taste to it. What surprised me were the chicken wings. It looked great but wasn’t convincing as the others in the new menu. I think it needs a better formula to keep up with the other items from their new menu.

celebrating birthday
celebrating birthday at Nandos
Choc’late Lovin Spoon Cake - dhs 26 - two layers of dark, moist chocolate cake
Choc’late Lovin Spoon Cake – dhs 26 – two layers of dark, moist chocolate cake
Chocolate Peanut Butter Stack - dhs 26 - Sweet and salty peanut butter crunch layered with light and creamy milk chocolate and buttery caramel, on a fluffy brownie cake base.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Stack – dhs 26 – Sweet and salty peanut butter crunch layered with light and creamy milk chocolate and buttery caramel, on a fluffy brownie cake base.
Four High Carrot Cake - Dhs 26 - Layered moist carrot cake, studded with raisins, walnuts and pineapple. Finished with smooth cream cheese icing.
Four High Carrot Cake – Dhs 26 – Layered moist carrot cake, studded with raisins, walnuts and pineapple. Finished with smooth cream cheese icing.
celebrating birthday
celebrating birthday at Nandos

Desserts were even more enticing and was the sweetest ending I could ask for. I still want to have more of that chocolate peanut butter stack, it was just irresistible. The moist chocolate cake was rich, dense and would just melt in  your mouth. The smooth cream cheese icing on the carrot cake made the carrot cake very special. Overall, had a wonderful time at Nando’s with the new menu looking very promising and will be available across all stores next month from October 5th. The menu on their official uae site is yet to be updated. Meanwhile click pictures below to enjoy them in full screen view:

 

 

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