A competitor for the custom burger and fries joint just down the street, The Counter, Nando’s is famous for its chicken. We were attracted in by the veggie burger and the beanie burger, thinking we could have that with fries, perhaps with the hummus starter. The burgers cost around €10 each. Staff were helpful in trying to find us a quiet table in a busy, cramped and noisy restaurant. Confusion started early on when we announced that we were vegetarian with a vegan friend. The wait staff did disappear to retrieve the Nando’s ingredients guide, which lists everything included in each item and whether it is suitable for vegetarians and vegans — this was a welcome aid to us in deciding on our order. The veggie burger and the beanie both contain egg, but the staff suggested (in a genuine, but misguided, spirit of helpfulness) that our vegan friend could have the chicken and a salad…so we did not end up staying. Vegetarians who enjoy burgers and fries might want to give it a try, but vegans would do better to pop to the Lebanese restaurant next door, The Cedar Tree.
Nando’s, 12 St. Andrew’s Street, Dublin 2, Ireland