Nando's, Arch 56, Lambeth Way, Vauxhall SW8 1SS
Telephone 02070910898, option #2
Vauxhall (Victoria): exit the station, walk under the bridge and Nando's is on your left.
Oval (Northern): exit the station, turn left, walk up Harleyford Road, past the Kia Oval, all the way to the top and Nando's is across the road, under the railway arches.
This free group is for friendship and dating, designed to reach out to others and create mutual support. The concept is simple: helping one other get out there in the world. Some meet-ups will be limited to 10 places so it’s not too overwhelming for new members. Simplicity is key — by thorough advance checking of details, e.g., seating, cloakroom, dress code etc., we can properly manage expectations and minimise the risk of social pitfalls so do feel free to get in touch if you wish to have a chat about the event before you attend!
I'll bring a large sign so you can quickly find us on arrival and stickers will be provided on which to write your name. Being shy and introverted can mean you’re concentrating so hard on getting the interaction right, you often forget their name or forget to ask (I’m prone to that)!
I don’t charge fees for attending our meet-ups. All I ask is that a one-off discretionary donation is made for your first time. This is to help cover the cost of running the group. Meetup groups are not free to run and cost £130 over the course of a year. I've put a link below (Paypal) where you give a one-off donation of £5 (or any amount) to help out. The group will always remain free so there is no obligation but it would be greatly appreciated. The link works on both desktops and smartphones.
VEGANS & VEGETARIANS
Nando’s offers vegan and vegetarian options on our menu which can be seen here:
You can filter by dietary requirement on the left-hand side of the page to only show the vegan options we offer.
We’d recommend our Supergreen or Sweet Potato & Butternut Pittas – but you’d need to specify ‘no mayonnaise’ when ordering, as mayo is a standard ingredient containing egg. Our bastes are all meat, egg and dairy free (but aren’t considered vegan as they may contain traces of shellac).
Although we are not a vegetarian restaurant, we do take rigorous steps to segregate our non-meat products from our meat products. We choose a specific part of the grill for cooking only non-meat products, separate utensils are always used with non-meat products and separate bottles of our Nando’s bastes are used exclusively for basting non-meat products.
It's usually best to tell the restaurant team that you’re vegan when you order, just to make sure they’re extra careful.
If you have an allergy, ordering a vegan or gluten-free option isn’t a guarantee that your food hasn’t come into contact with allergens. Please always let us know if you have any allergies when ordering, so we can make special arrangements.
Full ingredients listings are available in all of our restaurants, just ask the manager to see the Food Allergy & Nutritional Information when you visit.
Shy Bis & Gay Guys
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