Veri Peri is a Nando’s clone franchise which seems to have gotten it better than the original. This Motor City branch , tucked away behind Crumbs at the Ribbon, is one of only two in Dubai, the other being in Deira. The interior follows the Nando’s uniform using wood flooring, exposed red brick, rope, maps, basically anything remotely nostalgic to create the imagery of history and tradition, and somehow tying it all into Portugal, where the brand is supposedly from.
The food is really good. We tried their best sellers, Chicken Espetada, Meta Frango, and Catapiana. All three exceeded expectations, especially the near perfect way their chicken was cooked. I am very much a Nando’s fan but find they tend to overcook their chicken. These guys had it spot on.
Service was exceptional, from the friendly welcome to the way we were looked after by our Filipino waitress. Worth a visit.