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“Frango? Fo sho!”
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Mr Frangos Grill
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Now, I would assume you are are here looking for the story, yes?

Good. Let me tell you the tale of Mr Frango and his epic chicken.

Picture this, you have been been out drinking long into the night. The kind of drinking that shouldn't really be allowed. The kind of drinking that leads you to making terrible life decisions involving black tequila and sweaty night clubs. You eventually find your bed and gracefully pass out half dressed.

Hours go by and your heavy libation induced slumber is shattered by the crowing siren of your uncharged phone on the floor next to you. You have to work. You have to work hung over. In the hazy flurry of the last of last nights euphoria wearing off you manage to throw your clothes on and run to catch the bus and make your way to the dreaded 8 hour shift that you are in no fit state to be engaging in.

You sink a black coffee and come to terms with the fact that you are not going to be able to leave this paid prison until at least the early evening.

As the day drags on and your body groans with regret, your thoughts turn to food. Particularly, what food will be able to remedy this miasmic plague that has befallen you. It strikes you like a delicious thunderbolt - Chicken. Grilled chicken. Grilled chicken and wholesome rice and crispy golden fries.

The end of the day comes and you skip to the bus, knowing that when you arrive home, you are going to indulge in some fine Portuguese cooking. But from where? You rack your brain for places that would send out some little packages of edible glory. Nothing seems right. Like a flash, you whip out your phone and after a quick google you read about the fabled 'Mr Frangos'.

You dispel the niggling thoughts in the back of your mind and you disregard the negative reviews of terrible the food snobs. You order a mountain of delectable chickeney goodness. It arrives in less time than it takes for you to watch a cat play a piano on youtube. You thank the messenger profusely and take your bag of wonder inside.

Upon opening, all of the scents of savoury scrumptiousness fill the air. You can hardly wait to tear into the offering. Almost without taking breath you begin. The rice, perfectly cooked and spiced with skilful balance. The fries, crispy, soft in the middle and salted to a sharpshooter's level of accuracy. And the chicken... by god... the chicken. It is tender, golden, filling and mouth watering. It feels like your hard day and your hang over have been lifted by some divine poultry sorcery.

With a full belly and a happy face you fall into a deep slumber. Dreaming of how fabulous the meal you were lucky enough to just eat was.

So there you have it. That is the tale of Mr Frangos. The next time you choose to order chicken, heed this tale and choose correctly.

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Thank Robin S
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Reviewed 2 July 2013 via mobile

We decided to try this one night as a takeaway and it's safe to say we will not be trying it again, the lettuce in the burger was brown and off, the chops were cold and the coleslaw was sour to taste, also like it was off. The portion sizes were poor. Unfortunately for the money we spent I would not spend my money again or recommend this to anyone else

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3  Thank Laura1987anderson
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Been a few times to Frangos. The chicken is great, service is great, great value for money, and I will be going back! One thing though, I found the rice (side dish) pretty bland.

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Thank Ryanyoung89
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Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

I will start by saying that I go here a lot for the various burgers, which are great, and the house special dessert.

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The chicken portions are bland. I have ordered the hot and spicy variant on 3 occasions and you would be hard pushed to detect any heat at all! Not even a tingle which is weird as it looks like it is covered in chilli seeds. Under seasoned too which on chicken leaves no flavour.

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Thank Edinburgh1979
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Reviewed 1 March 2013 via mobile

Always on the lookout for healthy takeaways and Mr Frangos hit the spot.Chicken fillet wrap with salad and peri peri sauce for a fiver, kind of like another Portugese chicken place without having to remortgage your house to pay for it !! Will be back Mr Frango.

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Thank newmonkey
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