Adega Express, Sandton City
09:00 - 20:00 Mon to Fri
09:00 - 21:00 Sat
09:00 - 18:00 Sun
Price Range (p/p)
Medium | R100 - R300
Adega Express is a Portuguese style restaurant that makes delicious Mediterranean flavoured food with the added convenience of a takeaway store. They specialise in chicken and seafood but also make pizza, pastas, wraps and burgers as well as other traditional Portuguese cuisine.
The Sandton City branch is tucked into a corner of the food court. While an Express store it has a nice sit down area which is semi private and not in the open food court. The service was quick and efficient and it still felt like a restaurant service.
Adega is known for their Portuguese chicken with their signature sauce that is simply moreish. However, the seafood at the Sandton City branch is outstanding and they have added items like Tomahawk Steak and Fillet as well as Lobster tails to the menu. The steak was generous and very nicely done. We took half of it home. The prawn stuffed calamari starter was awesome. I want it as a main meal and it needs some rolls so you don’t waste all that sauce.
Drinks were some basic mocktails, nothing fancy. But I must mention the lime milkshake. It was thick and luscious. Nothing fast food about it. I assume this would be true of the other flavours as well. I will have to go back to try them.
Price are more reasonable than you would expect. Fillet steak and Tomahawk are both under R200. Taufeeq had the 6 prawns and chips at R99 with good sized queen prawns. The 4 lobster tails also was generous and surprisingly well priced at R190! Half of this went home too.
It’s a casual spot but I’d be happy to go there any time I want something substantial.