Casa do Frango
Nandos tends to divide opinions, but there's no denying its pull. Casa do Frango lured us in with a similar menu of grilled chicken, peri peri sauce and all manner of sultry sides. Unlike Nandos however, this resto feels mighty serene; set in a vast space dripping with foliage, ceiling fans and a strong window-to-wall ratio. It feels like the kind of place you could take a date, your pals or the less curious older generation of restaurant goers (sorry Dad). And the food easily trumps our favourite poultry chain too. Chicken is succulent and sides are inventive without being overwhelming. We stocked up on a multicoloured tomato salad and their African rice, heaving with plantain, chorizo, crispy chicken skin and all sorts of spices. It's perhaps not one you'll be writing home about, but the crowd pleasing food, tidy cocktail list, chill ambiance and London Bridge location make this a reliable back-pocket restaurant.