Blue Mall, Metro Centre, Unit 98-99, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE11 9YZ
Part of the Nando's restaurant chain, this store offers halal chicken meat (as do many Nando's restaurants) for its famous Peri-Peri chicken dishes. Added on December 26, 2007 and last updated 6 years ago
+44 191 461 0014
Partial halal menu
£££ out of ££££
No prayer accomodations
The staff of this restaurant has verbally confirmed halal status.
★★★★☆ After a walk through the mall, we found the food court to be totally packed. Nando's had the fastest moving line of the restaurants that served halal food. Even though every table was full, we were able to get our family of 13 seated in less than 10 minutes. The host went out of his way to make sure we were comfortably placed and that our tables were close to one another.
As expected at Nando's the peri-peri was excellent and as spicy as we wanted. We tried a couple burgers and some sides which were all as good as expected.
The only down side was that all the drinks are sugar free or low sugar with NO option for regular "fizzy drinks" that have only sugar. (Apparently there is a sugar tax in the UK that results in everyone purchasing drinks with stevia or aspartame... both taste weird when you're used to american drinks). The closest to 'normal' was 7Up which has part cane sugar and part stevia -- it gives an initial sugar flavor but the stevia sneaks up on you.
Overall, great food and decent atmosphere even if the music was a little loud. I would love to have these in American malls if we could get them one per state even! Definitely would return. Posted on January 27, 2020