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Review of Nando's Vangate

Nando's Vangate
Ranked #9 of 12 Restaurants in Athlone
Cuisines: Fast food, Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
Description: Experience a truly South African dining experience at Nando's in Cape Town. Our flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken restaurants are world famous for their succulent, grilled to perfection, butterfly-cut chickens. Add spice to your life with a meal from our Portuguese style menu. We've set the eating experience on fire and we can't wait for you to join our table because if there's one thing we love as much as PERi-PERi, it's lots of people to enjoy it with!
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A take away or sit in Portuguese restaurant. Tasty food that is reasonably pticed. Always specials available.

Thank ShafiekaK1
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Really clean. Great staff. Sooooo many sauces to try. Not too crowded. Prices were good. The flavored Spritzer like drinks were really good- order several for the table.

Thank K M
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Admittedly we are not a big supporter of most fast food outlets, but under the circumstances we thought we could not go wrong - what a mistake on our part.

Staying overnight at the Airport Road Lodge in Cape Town as we had been travelling the entire day and needed to catch an early flight out of Cape Town the next morning this establishment was a convenient place to stay. Their recommended outlet for ordering food is apparently Vangate Nandos.

This we did - all standard menu items. When asked on the full portion of chicken livers if the bun could be substituted with rice we received an emphatic negative answer.
Hence 5 items ordered as per the menu. Half an hour later we are phoned that they have run out of pap (one item) can they substitute rice. We agreed.

An hour after placing the order the food arrived -

First item ordered was with hot sauce - the sauce was mild.
Second Item ordered was not a full portion chicken livers but a half portion and no bun. (4 chicken livers, one of which was hot light scalded, all swimming in a sea of sauce)
Third item, the hot pot with the substitute rice was also mild sauce instead of lemon and herb - spouse could not eat it.
Fourth item - chicken strips in spicy rice was correct with correct sauce.
Fifth item - missing
Cutlery - missing
Serviettes - missing
Condiments - missing
Paid the poor delivery individual a 10 % gratuity and told him he should take it up with the store that he was not being paid more.
Phoned the Vangate Nandos and was told that I could not expect the delivery man to come back out again for delivery of a bun and cutlery as he was outsourced ?!?!

Only later on checking the receipt carefully, I discover that I have been overcharged by R35. As we arrived home on the weekend, I left it until first working day of week and phoned the store about the matter. When I queried the overcharge, I am told it is delivery charges - but these were never mentioned when order was placed and If I had not been so upset and noticed it before the delivery person left he would not have received the extra 10%. A manager tells me that they will come back to me by the end of the afternoon ---- Silence !!!

Will not ever support this or any other Nandos again - certainly not after this experience - would you ?

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Thank irishmike60
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Reviewed October 22, 2016

We only had a take away so i cannot comment much. However, as the food is always freshly flame grilled, it is never disappointing.

Thank 42Gill
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