Bagatelle - Mall of Mauritius - Anonymous Review
Being an avid Nando's fan, I was extremely excited to eat my first Nando's in my father's home country of Mauritius whilst on holiday. It was a beautiful day and to get to Nando's & my father had the car, which meant one thing. Public transport. In 30 degree heat. Packed buses. It was all going to be worth it.. I hoped!
We had to get a bus, to find out that it was the wrong one. The bus had dropped us off in the middle of the motorway, 25 minute walk away from the shopping center. So. We had to get to the other side of the motorway. Me, my brother and cousin ran across a busy motorway and thus, we were on the other side. However this was just the beginning. We then had to walk up the motorway in the scorching heat to get to the shopping center and finally, we were there.
As soon as we got to the restaurant, a member of staff escorted us to a table and as per customs, we ordered our food at the main tills. However they did not require a table number (If I can remember there weren't any present on the table) and just took our orders. I was extremely disappointed at their combo meal option. I usually get half a chicken extra hot with garlic bread & chips however the Mauritian menu didn't have garlic bread as the option on the combo meal, you had to purchase it separately!
When my food arrived, the garlic bread was different to what it is in the English restaurants. Rather than being two sliced up pieces of garlic bread, it was a chunk of bread. Another thing about the restaurant was that they did not offer extra extra hot sauce :'(
Automatically, my life looked like it was going to end. I had to adapt to the situation, and luckily there was 'extra hot' sauce. I smothered my meal with the whole bottle and despite it not being up to standards with the Extra Extra Hot sauce, it still filled me up.
Unlike the English Nando's, we had to pay for our meal when we finished as the coke refills were not free!
Overall, it was a very.. Different.. experience, but all worth it to try out my very first Mauritian Nando's!