Last weekend, my boyfriend Thomas and I had dinner at Nando’s Peri-Peri at NEWCITY – Lincoln Park’s premier lifestyle and entertainment district. I love this center’s convenient location, just steps away from the North and Clybourn red line stop. This is really the perfect date night spot to get dinner and catch a movie. Nando’s is great if you have limited time before a movie because you order at the counter so there’s no need to wait for a check. If you’ve never been before, I highly recommend checking out this South African based restaurant, known for its Peri-Peri spiced chicken. Read on to see what we ordered.
Both Thomas and I ordered the famous Peri-Peri chicken. I chose the boneless chicken breast with medium spice, which turned out to be the perfect level for me. For sides, I went with two of my favorites – cole slaw and red skin mashed potatoes. I had no complaints about either. I’m very picky about my cole slaw, and this one was seriously creamy and delicious.
Thomas went for the classic half chicken and chips (a.k.a. fries), plus garlic bread. We both cleaned our plates.
I ordered a mango sangria made with rosé wine, which was absolutely delicious! Nando’s has three flavors of Sangria – I’m going to try the apple one next time. Thomas had a Portuguese beer. I can’t speak to that as I’m not a beer fan, but he really liked it.
We saved room for dessert (barely!). On the left is a Naughty Natas, which is a traditional Portuguese tart topped with cinnamon sugar. We liked this a lot and recommend trying one or two. And, of course you can’t go wrong with Chocolate Spoon cake. It comes with lots of frosting, just how I like it.
Thanks for having us, Nando’s. We’ll be back at NEWCITY soon.