Nando’s is giving away free bottles of sauce today - but only to people called David

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We all love to treat ourselves to a meal out.

And when we head out for a treat lunch or easy dinner, us Brits love nothing more than a good old Nando’s.

The staple ‘cheeky Nando’s’ has become just as integral to British culture as popping the kettle on before moving onto a debate about the most dunkable biscuit (Hobnobs obviously).

But the popular Portuguese chicken restaurant would be nothing without its iconic sauce.

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And whether you go for a mild Lemon & Herb or a blow-your-head-off Extra Hot, the classic Nando’s PERi-PERi sauce has become a nation favourite.

The restaurant even started selling bottles of their signature sauce and marinade so that fans can attempt their own flame-grilled platters in the comfort of their own homes. Even if it never quite as good…

And now the chicken chain is offering free bottles of the bestselling sauce for customers to pick up – but there’s a catch.

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To celebrate today’s Welsh holiday St. David’s Day Nando’s is giving away free bottles of their PERi-PERi sauce in participating branches in Wales.

But they won’t be available to everyone.

The bespoke bottles will be given away to anyone with the name David or Davina.

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So while it’s bad news for the rest of the population, anyone who shows up to a participating restaurant today (Friday 1st March) and can show proof that their name is David (or Dafydd, Dewi, Dai, Dafina) or Davina will get a free bottle of Medium PERi-PERi sauce bespoke with their name on it.

Participating restaurants include:

  • Cardiff Mermaid Quay
  • Cardiff Old Brewery Quarter
  • Cardiff St David’s
  • Llanelli
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Nantgarw
  • Newport Friars Walk
  • Newport Retail Park
  • Swansea
  • Talbot Green

Unfortunately you can’t just walk in and pick one up, as you have to spend £7 first.

But with a main dish and a side or two you’ll easily reach that minimum spend.

Aleesha Badkar
Lifestyle Writer

Aleesha Badkar is a lifestyle writer who specialises in health, beauty - and the royals. After completing her MA in Magazine Journalism at the City, the University of London in 2017, she interned at Women’s Health, Stylist, and Harper’s Bazaar, creating features and news pieces on health, beauty, and fitness, wellbeing, and food. She loves to practice what she preaches in her everyday life with copious amounts of herbal tea, Pilates, and hyaluronic acid.