March 20, 2024

Nando’s biggest opening of 2023


Nando’s Waterloo, “The Sidings” was one of the biggest openings of last year which you can see in every detail of the restaurant. It was a peri-peri feast for the eyes where everywhere became a photograph!

As this was an extra fiery flagship Nando’s I visited the restaurant during the build and spoke with the design team at Fusion dna in advance of the photography. I recognised that the front façade would look spectacular in the evening with all the lights glowing from the inside, but when I arrived it was raining. Luckily it was not for long and when it did finally stop, I was gifted the reflection of the Nando’s sign in a puddle.

I returned the following day to photograph the restaurant floor. I wanted to capture the spacious interior with beautiful wide shots but also to hone in on the features that make this restaurant extra special. There’s feature concrete counters and a wall covered in textured art, as well as printed timber panelling and light pendants made with Portuguese cork. The restaurant has a Peri-Peri sauce pump, Rubro machine and serves the new frozen cocktails.

The Sidings is a 135,000 sq ft landmark destination in Waterloo station created by developer and placemaking expert LCR. Nando’s joins a series of unique and exciting brands, with the destination aiming to complement the thriving South Bank and echo its creative, independent spirit.

Congratulations to everyone involved with special appreciation to

@John Cardwell – project manager

@Fusiondna – Designers

@I-AMWOW – Principal Contractor

@hillcrossfurniture – Loose furniture

@Concretecarrot – Concrete products

@atelierlighting – decorative lighting

@plantplan – biophilia

@PhilJames – Upholstery

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