Nando's just opened a recording studio in the middle of its central London restaurant -- and it's free to use

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  • Restaurant chain Nando’s has launched a high-tech recording studio in central London.
  • The studio is available to use completely free to successful applicants.
  • The chain has worked with the likes of Stormzy and Ella Eyre to mentor new artists.

Cult restaurant chain Nando’s may be known for its peri-peri chicken, but it could soon become a name in the music industry.

Nando’s has opened a recording studio inside its Soho, London restaurant, complete with an in-house sound engineer and industry-standard equipment – including a Neumann U87 microphone.

And the equipment is branded, of course.


The studio, which is visible to diners in the restaurant, is targeted at “budding producers, artists, and DJs” – and it’s available completely free to successful applicants.

Here’s what you can see as a diner:


The chain, which claims to have been “fuelling the music industry backstage” for years, just entered into the fourth year of its Nando’s Music Exchange, a programme which “inspires the exchange of global music influences through mentoring, workshops, and explosive events.”

The programme has seen the likes of Stormzy and Ella Eyre mentor young artists – and now they have a new place to do so, open five days a week.

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The company said it hopes to grow its network of artists through the programme, adding: “Some of the best ideas have started over PERi-PERi (or so we’re told), so we’re looking forward to hearing what happens when we bring together chicken and tunes!”

Interested artists can apply here.

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