Brighton - Duke Street - Elliott Waters Review
This Nandos is the best I have yet to visit. The interior is fantastic, very Nandos-esque, and in its appearance, what I believe peri-Peri is all about! When I entered, the staff were straight over to assist. They continued to chat to each quest waiting in the queue until a table was ready, remembering each persons first name, adding a bit of a personal touch. When ordering, the server was very enthusiastic, as if they knew you in person. I loved this personal touch, and it continued through to the meal being served, which arrived less than 5 minutes after ordering. Impressive considering the resturaunt was very busy. The food was excellent, well cooked, the Peri-Peri juices were flowing, and grilled just right. The corn on the cob was juicy, and spicy rice very spicy (more than I've had before!) A Nandos fit for a king indeed! Cleanliness appears to be quite a big thing for here, with severs constantly cleaning surfaces and walking around taking care of any spillage or mishap.
The restaurant is set on two floors, the ground level and the basement. Both are very well layed out, with the ground level being a hive of activity. The basement is a bit more relaxed, covered in fantastic Nandos decor.
This Nandos is located off the main parade, in a mix of independent shops and outlets. The Nandos charm really fits in well in this part of Brighton, and evidently a lot has been done to preserve the feel and vibe of this part of Brighton. It's one of those where you have to see it to believe it! There is no parking or road access, only accessible on foot, but that's not a problem, as you will be overwhelmed by its surroundings!
I think this Nandos has pipped Covent Garden to the title of my favourite Nandos!