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Nando’s unveils new Exeter restaurant

Nando’s is turning up the heat once again with the reveal of its brand new restaurant in Marsh Barton, Exeter, opening on 27th February to PERi-PERi fans in the South West of England. 

The brand new restaurant will have room for 132 diners indoors, and 10 outside for those wanting to dine alfresco in the sunnier months. Fans will also have the option to take their PERi-PERi heat home with them, as the full Nando’s takeaway menu will be available from launch and Nando’s delivery service will launch from late March.

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