Pedros, Cape Town CBD
10:00 - 22:00 Mon to Sun
Price Range (p/p)
Pedros is a flame grilled Portuguese chicken franchise, particularly well-known in Kwazulu-Natal. Since hearing of their Long Street branch opening recently, I decided to pop in and see what the hype is all about.
As Long Street is a prime location, off street parking may be a problem during peak hours. However, we were early enough and very easily managed to find parking right across from the restaurant.
The restaurant setup itself is quite casual, although extremely well maintained, immaculate and spacious. The décor comprised of beech and dark wood to create contrast as well as a focus wall. The seating was great; with booths and large tables to accommodate bigger families or groups.
Upon entering, compliance with Covid-19 regulations was evident and adhered to throughout.
The menu consists of a variety of starter meals or lighter meals, chicken meals, wraps, burgers, salads, mocktails, frappes, iced coffees and milkshakes. The menu also includes kiddies options as well as a vegetarian option. They have yet to add any desserts to the menu.
As with most casual dining spots, you decide what you would like to order from the menu screens at the counter. The staff were friendly, helpful and approachable when we asked for suggestions on what to order. We decided on the quarter chicken meal with chips, switched out the roll for a garlic roll and added a side of coleslaw. For the second meal, we chose the chicken wrap with a side of wedges. We were advised that the Bar-One milkshake was a winner and decided to try that along with a strawberry mocktail. We proceeded to pay, take a number and head to a table.
The service was so swift and efficient that the food arrived at our table very shortly after we sat down.
The chicken being their speciality, was definitely the highlight of the meal. The mild with extra basting had the perfect balance of spiciness and sauciness. The chicken was tender, tasty and the meal was filling. The chips had a lovely texture: crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. The garlic roll was soft, however we didn’t enjoy the actual garlic butter. The coleslaw was a nice addition in that it added a tangy flavour and crunch to the meal.
I thought having the option of ordering either a basting (sauce) or a sprinkle (spice) was interesting. In having this array of options, everyone’s tastes would be satisfied. The basting and sprinkle come in five different flavours namely: extra hot, hot, mild, lemon & herb and bbq.
The wrap was nice, although not as satisfying as the chicken meal. I thought some extra filling could be added. The wedges were tasty and just as good as the chips.
The Bar-One shake was delicious, thick and not overly sweet. The strawberry mocktail was average but perhaps it would be worth trying their pina colada or passion fruit mocktail next time.
Overall, the atmosphere, service delivery and particularly the chicken meal was great. I would definitely recommend it and would do a repeat visit, perhaps with my family. I must mention that they are extremely reasonably priced for the quality and portions. They come in affordably with a family meal costing between R100-R120 and a single meal costing between R40-R50. They also run great specials so don’t forget to check those out. They offer delivery through Mr D and Uber Eats if you aren’t feeling up to visiting the store yourself.
By Rafieka Banderker
Accountant by profession, writer at heart. Avid traveller, adrenaline junkie and bookworm.
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