Almost everything there is GF so even though the staff weren't super knowledgable, cross contamination seems unlikely because there just isn't much of it in the kitchen. I got medium spicy chicken and two veggie sides (seasonal brussels sprouts and peas). Tasty and no symptoms. Was a little crowded and noisy at lunch time.
Food is really good, you need to do your own research though. I'd give this place 1 star in terms of value, as their prices have gone up. The staff isn't the most knowledgeable. But they have an allergen menu by the counter. It is a little spicy but I like it, they have any sauces and they are mostly gluten free.
The staff was not very knowledgeable about what “gluten” even was, so it made me nervous even just ordering seemingly safe boneless chicken. Overall, it was gluten free and I had no symptoms afterwards, but the chicken was incredibly dry and overpriced for the amount of food received.
I have more issues than just being "gluten-free" and this place just couldn't really accommodate. The girl at the counter taking our order was FANTASTIC!! She would have made all my wishes possible if she had been able, I'm certain. But, for me, it's definitely crossed OFF the list.
The Master Allergen book is a godsend. I managed to go on the evening the manager was there and he took the time to explain all the menu items and talk about how he wanted to pride himself on having an establishment that took a lot of care to make sure everyone could eat there safely. I've gone twice with no issues, so I say you've succeeded, sir! Echoing other reviewers who say avoid anything fried. It's so nice to feel safe eating seasoned, grilled chicken, and it doesn't hurt that it's incredibly tasty, too.
Chicken and sauces are all GF & DF. Ask for the master allergen book and it'll help with ordering. Steer clear of fries (shared fryer), but lots of GF options. DF limits you quite a bit but I liked the amount of food I got for $11. Full review: http://www.glutenfreedairyfreereviews.com/2016/02/nandos-peri-peri-review.html
Don't know why there are so many bad reviews. Sure, the staff might not be knowledgeable but they are very friendly. I am a regular here. The food is incredible. Look on the website for g free information. Most chicken and plenty of sides are g free. I love this place!
I do not recommend this place. We ordered kids menu grilled chicken and it was extremely spicy. Both of the kids refused to eat it. When we inquired they told us that WE should have ordered it plain. Isn't it there job to ask or at least assume a kids meal shouldn't have that much spice? We finally just asked for a replacement (it was never offered to us) and 20 min later it still had not arrived so we left. $30+ wasted. Do not eat here.
Really fresh flame grilled chicken; you can choose how spicy you would like it. Many options for gluten free sides and salads. Since you order at the register and it can be busy, I recommend checking their website for the latest gluten free menu items before you go so you have an idea what you might like to try.
Hostess told me everything on menu GF... Hello! You serve couscous, wraps, sandwiches, etc!! She also told me there was no GF menu which there seemed to be one at register that cashier paged through for me. Staff not knowledgeable. Cute place. Food just OK. Eat at your own risk!
Girlfriend who has Celiac's mentioned it to the person taking the order, and they made sure to walk back into the kitchen and have everyone change gloves and were aware of it. Dedicated fryer, and everything except the sandwiches, coleslaw, and garlic bread were gluten free. Good food too (she had the chicken bowl)
Our first time to this chain was a positive experience! The lack of a GF menu kept us away for a long time, but the high celiac ratings here were encouraging. No cross contamination reaction (whew), and the chicken was flavorful. We especially liked the mango-lime sauce. The peri peri bowl was a great way to get some fresh veggies too.
Most of the menu can be made gluten free, however this particular location was not understanding of cross contamination and I got very sick while I was eating there. I explained profusely about cross contamination and the cashier indicated my food would be made in a clean area, but you can see them prep the food and they did nothing differently with mine. I will not be back to this Nando’s, and honestly don’t know if I ever want to try another.
No rating as we opted to skip. We entered right at opening and the very helpful person pointed out the significant opportunity for cross contamination. He felt comfortable suggesting the half chicken, cole slaw and corn. My daughter felt unsafe so we opted out.
Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The chicken with peri-peri sauce is gf (all spice levels). I got a 1/4 chicken with fries and mixed green salad and it was so much food! Fries are gf by default because they don’t fry anything else in a fryer. Highly recommended!
My family eats here all the time and they're great! The food is amazing, and almost anything can be made gluten free! And I know that most people don't come for the fries, but if anyone needs to know, the fries have their own fryer, so theyre gluten free!
DO NOT GET THEIR CHICKEN. Corporate says they are gluten free but they, every night, soak the chicken in WHEAT vinegar therefore they cannot be gluten free and as a result i was in the hospital for a whole two weeks because of their disregard for our health. They do have a gluten free frier but if you get here ONLY get the fries. Only thing genuinely safe.
This is a good place to eat for gluten free because all the chicken is safe to eat. Don't order the fries though because the "peri-peri" salt has flower, it is also added to the brussel sprouts so don't get those. Mash and rise are safe, corn on the cob ect. Salads are iffy because they have interesting toppings like crunchy chick peas that are fried and coated with the same peri-peri salt. I would ask to see the allergen menu as a lot of the staff are highschool kids and don't know.
YES YES YES JUST GO!!! Nando's gets it. All the sauces are GF and the grilled chicken is just amazing. My fave is to order it plain and layer the garlic sauce. Nice dedicated french fries also! OH MY my mouth is watering just thinking about this. We ate here twice!!! Get some wine and eat some chicken!
Amazing chicken, a good portion of the meal is gluten free and allergen info is available. The fries are gf IF you have them put nothing on them. I have them go straight from fryer basket to container and haven’t had any problems doing that!
Best Nando's Peri-Peri location other than Laurel, MD and they provide quick service. However, they need to be more through about cleaning especially where they keep out the condiments and utensils.
The staff have no clue about celiac disease. The greeter found a boiler plate allergen list but no one understood cross contamination as there are a lot of sandwiches on the menu. The person taking our order said there is no milk in the food so he should be ok. Miraculously our son did not have a reaction. Food was ok. Cashier was rude. Would not go back.
Nando's serves flame-grilled chicken with different sauces and sides. Nearly everything can be made gluten free, talk to the server or manager when you get there for a full list of all your options. Very few things are made not gluten free. I got lemon-herb sauce on a half chicken with mashed potatoes on the side, and it was delicious. In addition, my mom and dad loved the minty peas, another side, and their fries ( fried in a dedicated fryer) were coated in some sort of chili powder that was absolutely DELICIOUS! The garlic mashed potatoes I ordered were pretty great too.
Tasty flame-grilled chicken. Comprehensive allergen list online. The cashier double checked a hard copy of the allergen list when I placed my order in the restaurant. Gluten free options for sides, as well as a couple that are dairy free too. Sauces are gluten free.
This place is amazing. They have an extensive allergy menu and the food was delicious. The kid fries are gluten free- I think the regular ones must be. My son is allergic to dairy, Beef, eggs, gluten, peas, eggs, peanuts, chickpeas, oats. You had plenty of menu items to try. We were all very happy.