How hot can a Nando’s get? Extra extra HOT!! Or 2552 on the Scoville Scale (the measurement devised to evaluate the chilli heat of food). Well I photographed the new Nando’s Colindale restaurant, as designed by Harrison, on the hottest day of 2022. Temperatures reached a UK record of 40.3 degrees. There was a “weather warning” on the day to only to travel if it was completely necessary.
Situated on the corner of the A5 and Capitol Way in Colindale, the new Nando’s is like the sauce with, no artificial colours – just the Nando’s palette, no artificial flavouring – a uniquely designed space that we still recognise as a Nando’s, no artificial preservatives – genuine original African art on the walls, no added Msg – innovative design with natural materials.
Harrison has designed the interior with a consideration of the restaurant’s corner location, where natural light is in free flow throughout the day. The shadows are ever changing, with shapes and colours moving across the restaurant floor. There is a mixture of seating options, from banqueting tables to booths and everything in between. But what you will really notice is the wall of art and the incredible swirling cork ribbon ceiling feature with custom pendants.
Wow what a Peri-Peri scorcher the Colindale restaurant is.