Since 1992, Nando’s has won the hearts of students across the UK. If you are wondering how to get your favorite Portuguese food cheaper, you’ve come to the right place!
Most of all seasoned Nando’s fan will say that there aren’t too many ways to get a discount on your favorite chicken … but what if we told you there are some?
We’ll show you how to safely receive money from your order secret menu items (Think BBQ Peri-Peri and Avocado Brunch) AND how to get the best time for the lowest buck.
And if you’re just here for the free Perinaise hack, we don’t blame you, stick with the rest of the tips as they are pretty spicy too.
Larger portions of chips are cheaper
We have to say the chips at Nando make it a 10/10 experience. But did you know that you can get more than twice as many chips for 40p less if you order two servings?
If you’re at Nando with a buddy and both of you are craving chips, go for one large serving instead of two small servings. This way you get more chips overall and save some money!
It’s also worth noting that Peri Salt is free just in case you don’t want to be completely committed to your chips.
Split a whole chicken and save money
Do you have the same thing as your bestie because you are twins? Gates. Split a whole chicken with sides and save money in the process!
Overall, this costs £ 13.70 which means the cost per person is fair £ 6.85. To put that into context, order only half a chicken at Nando you will reset £ 7.70! Order yourself a large serving of chips while there and boom, cheaper food. You’re welcome!
As for the sides and the drink? Read on to find out how you can get both of them for less.
Swap the butterfly chicken for half a chicken
Would you like to order the butterfly chicken? If you don’t mind bones, you better save some cash and order half a chicken instead.
A butterfly chicken costs £ 8.25 while half a chicken will cost you £ 7.70 each and give you more chicken for your buck. Win win!
Get Perinaise for free
Don’t buy perinaise off the menu – save 60 cents and request some (free) mayo with your meal.
Mix any sauce from the counter with the mayo and you now have your own perinaise! Free! What a time to be alive.
Garlic Chicken Burger Hack
It’s time to recharge your regular chicken burger …
Order two slices of garlic bread for £ 2.60 and a quarter of chicken breast for £ 4.10. Tuck the chicken between the garlic bread slices and voilà: a garlic and chicken burger.
Aside from being a total game changer, that’s how it is cheaper than a regular burger (that’s £ 6.75 on its own). Once you have a garlic bread nandos burger you will struggle to go back!
Get a burrito at Nando
A true Nando-er will know that the menu doesn’t include an option to order a burrito. But what if you could hack the system? You can use this trick to impress all of your friends …
To get a spicy burrito at Nando, order a serving of spicy rice, a quarter of chicken breast, a tortilla pack and a mixed leaf salad.
Not that we need to formulate it for you, but to create your burrito you need to load your wrap with rice, chicken and salad and then roll it all up.
How to get BBQ peri-peri sauce
Never before have BBQ Peri-Peri? The Peri Tamer Sauce is a spicy, sweet BBQ sauce that is part of the Nandino’s children’s menu. It’s delicious and makes a nice change from your usual order.
The good news is you don’t have to order a kid’s meal to receive the goods. When you order your food just ask for the Peri-Tamer Sauce instead of the regular Peri-Peri Sauces.
Cheesy garlic bread at Nando
Yes, Nando has cheesy garlic bread. It’s one of the easiest hacks out there, but also one of the best.
To make this masterpiece, you need to order a garlic bread side (£ 2.60) and a slice of cheese (60 pence). Sometimes you can ask them to Heat the cheese a little, and this helps him hold on to your garlic bread. We drool at the thought of this delicacy.
Nando’s breakfast trick
As far as we know, Nando’s breakfast is only served in airports. Why is life so unfair ?!
But what if we told you there are some sites that you can order? Make your own Nando breakfast? You need to order: a garlic bread side, an avocado side, and a serving of halloumi.
When it arrives, spread the avocado on the garlic bread and top it with the halloumi. If you add a little peri-peri salt you have your own avo toast brunch. Boujee. And it will cost you only £ 4.90.
If you’re particularly hungry, consider adding a side of mushrooms for an additional 80p. It’s a little more expensive than making your own breakfast at home, but probably a lot nicer too.
Make a cheap double chicken burger
You can make your own double chicken burger for 60 pence less! Yes: More! To the! Fewer!
Just order a bun and two chicken breasts and assemble it yourself. From what we’ve seen, you can also get more chicken if you order the two pieces of chicken breast separately rather than a double chicken burger.
Order a plate to share
Would you like to order the same as your partner? Do you want it cheaper? Don’t order two separate meals – order a platter to save money.
If you order both chicken (and not a burger or wrap) it is better if you order a chicken Plate for twothat gives you a whole chicken, side dishes (either one large or two regular), and two bottomless drinks.
It’s much cheaper to order this way, especially when compared to half a chicken meal. Don’t you believe us
A meal costs a total of £ 22.30 which means you will get the food and drink listed above only £ 11.15 each. If you ordered everything separately, including the drinks, it would cost you £ 14.15 each.
Get cheap gift cards from Nando
As always, one of our favorite tips to save money on your meal is to make the most of these offerings!
If you’re a regular Nando customer, you may know that Costco sells Nando gift cards for less than face value and automatically gives you money for your next meal without trying.
Visit Costco and get two £ 20 Nando Gift Cards for just £ 34.99.
Emergency services receive a 20% discount on Nando
Before paying for anything, we always recommend looking for a discount.
For example, if you work for the police, fire department, ambulance, or the NHS, you’re one of the lucky ones and entitled to one 20% sale (up to £ 20 a day) to thank you for the great job you are doing!
If you’re in the Army, RAF, or Navy, you’re eligible for this discount too. For all these discounts, all you need to do is present a valid photo / ID card when ordering in the store. Boom.
Get unlimited free refills
Who pays for drinks these days? When you order your meal, ask for a water glass and enjoy free refills throughout your Nando’s experience. Dayum!
If you’re not a big water buff, you can order a bottomless soft drink instead for just £ 2.95 or £ 3.15 for Coca-Cola (goddamn sugar tax).
Check out other fabulous freebies here.
Maximize Your Loyalty Chilies
Loyalty cards can be the holy grail for saving money and getting more bang for your buck. So remember to scan your Nando card every time you eat out (unfortunately it’s one chili per day, not per meal).
Three chilies get you a quarter of chicken or fire starter, while you can claim a burger or pitta by collecting six chilies. A whopping 10 chilies mean you can cash in a whole chicken or a single combo meal. That’s a lot of free food.
Nando’s rewards expire after a year. So, if you get closer to a reward at the end of the year, we recommend redeeming it before you miss it!
Important: It’s worth noting that when you redeem your rewards, you won’t lose the chilies you deserved. So if you redeem a reward for three chilies, you still have those three chilies and are still on track to redeem six more and ten after that. Don’t save your chilies anymore and use them to your heart’s content!
You don’t feel as hungry as your friends, but still want to get into a Nando? Order from the ‘Nandino’s’ kids menu to get a favorite in a smaller (and cheaper!) Serving.
Don’t be ashamed of orders either! The kids menu actually has some pretty good choices. One of the options, e.g. £ 5.95 eachis a chicken burger with a choice of two mini-side dishes and either a small drink or dessert. Quality.
Make your own nando
Don’t skip … this is not a DIY Nando effort (although we have a how-to here)! Nando uses McCain oven chips in her restaurants so one of your pages is authentically sorted.
Nando’s also sells a wide variety of restaurant items at your local supermarket, such as sauces, back-in-the-bag chicken, perinaise, and more!
If you want to be extra fancy, you can recreate something from the menu, such as: Fino Pitta. To do this, you need pitta bread, halloumi, lettuce, mayo, chicken legs, nandos sauce and, if you want to give it your all, some relic with red onions.
To save even more money on your food, we recommend working for multiple people when making your own Nando’s so that you can get the most out of the ingredients you buy!