Barcelos launch has been officially confirmed – Press Release

Barcelos Flame Grilled Chicken – Launching This Month in Pakistan

Lahore, Pakistan -12 July 2014
Barcelos, an authentic Portuguese restaurant specializing in Peri Peri Flame Grilled Chicken will be opening its flagship Pakistan location in Gulberg Lahore later this month.

The Barcelos Story

Starting from a single location over 20 years ago in Pretoria, South Africa, Barcelos has grown to over 160 locations in 16 countries throughout Africa and around the globe including Canada, the UK, Singapore, Mauritius, Dubai, Oman and now Pakistan.

With guiding principles rooted in family, tradition, and history, Barcelos is focused on providing exceptional quality and value in a relaxed and convenient dining environment for a diverse range of cultures.

Barcelos brings to market a diverse product offering that is exceptionally well suited to the Pakistani palette; including flame-grilled chicken with authentic Per-Peri marinades, family dining options, beef products, burgers, wraps, salads, sides, and much more.

Flagship Location

Our flagship location, a 6000 sq ft facility originally designed by Nayyer Ali Dada and adapted for Barcelos by Architects Inc., is strategically located right on the beautiful Main Blvd in Gulberg Lahore, adjacent to Mall One. The restaurant is designed to be a welcoming escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and features 180 seats with a serene courtyard, open kitchen, and private party room.

Barcelos Pakistan

With plans to expand to markets throughout the country, the Master Franchisee of Barcelos in Pakistan, Guidance Holdings, is pleased to be a part of the Barcelos International Family. Throughout our growth, our singular focus will be on exceptional management through attention to detail and focus on the customer experience.

To that end, Barcelos is managed by a best in class team with experience in all major facets of international franchises. Innovative models that merge global best practices with over 20 years of localized knowledge will allow us to create a wonderful dining experience for our customers.

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Media Inquiries:

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Barcelos Flamed Grilled Chicken to open soon in Lahore

“Galo de Barcelos chegou em Lahore” meaning “The Rooster of Barcelos has arrived in lahore”. Yes, this is true, the famous Portuguese flamed grilled chicken restaurant and the direct competition to the world famous Nandos Chain has arrived in Lahore, right on the famous main boulevard Lahore pluming its elegant feathers and getting ready to serve all grilled chicken lovers in Lahore. According to their press release they are launching this month.

Barcelos Lahore

Barcelos Lahore

Barcelos, started in 1993 from Pretoria South Africa, is named after the Portugese town of Barcelos – also known as the town of the rooster.

Barcelos is going to be a good addition to the lahore dining out scene. The place is around Rs. 600 per pax which is great value these days. They also have family deals for larger groups. The interior is very clean and spacious. There will be more details very soon. For updates please visit http://tossdown.com/barcelospk

Khaba Card at a Discounted price for Rozee.pk Users

With Khaba Card adding the best Restaurant Partners in Lahore, Islamabad & Karachi in 2013 or as we call it the “Khaba’13” it maintains to keep solid ties with corporate partners.

One such example is its collaboration with Pakistan’s Leading Job site ROZEE.pk and one of the busiest places online by introducing a special price of Rs. 300 (instead of the orginal price Rs. 600) for its users.

ROZEE.pk Banner

ROZEE.pk Banner

After years after its inception, ROZEE.pk maintains as the leading job that hosts 23,725,256 Applications for 122,412 Vacancies by 56,976 Employers as of today.

We feel this as one of the most important collaborations tossdown.com has done so far with its Khaba Privilege card and hope to provide it as a stepping stone for both these brands.

Are you a ROZEE.pk user? Simply visit the website and click the banner on the top to get the discounted price.

A complete list of Khaba Partner restaurants in Lahore/Islamabad/Karachi could be found on this link http://khaba.tossdown.com

Caju Cafe Lahore – The Impressive New kid in the local restaurant scene!

Cafe Cafe recently opened its doors to the local restaurant scene. The much needed break of good food rather than an effort that would put the restaurant industry to shame. It has a decent interior and good food. Exactly what you need for decent place to dine at. Confirmed by our toughest reviewers heres what rasikh has to say:

Royal Caju Chicken

Royal Caju Chicken

~Rasikh

After hearing a lots…reading a lots… (not ur review dazling) and not taking the hint of ordering one what u ordered too dazzling (ehehhe)… well i landed the place with friend….it was ”ainwain” dinnner..well i reached the place..and prayed its good coz i have my bad shares with good places… so i entered the den the first impression was not good..as i entered and was on stairs…i saw that they had some old time stairs with cement missing and a little worn out kind of stuff.. but as i entered the place it totally changed my view, the place was chic , with nice decor, fancy lighting, comfy seating, friendly staff with a bar counter at far end…. i took a look at the menu and asked the attendant to guide whats their specialty and he pointed in bbq platter (paksitani style) as we all had enuff pakistani in eid days so i skipped that.i wanted something lesser spicy, tender …we ordered royal chicken… in the mean while a coke as starter ws ordered..hehehehe…well the coke was a turn down…it ws not chilled and i dont like having my drinks specially the carbonated ones with ice….well i got it replaced and the new one was cold..still not chilled…

we chatted and the food arrived…the presentation was impressive and the quantity seemed good…the crockery and cutlery was top notch, the chicken pieces were topped with jalapenos and if i m not forgetting with some cashews. …after taking the pics…and examining the meal.. i held my food fighting tools and made the first cut…i guess the chicken was with skin…i tried to find out..but this thought came to my mind when i ended the meal so was too late… any ways..the chicken was perfectly cooked and the knife made an easy cut.. i smeared it with more sauce and yummy it was.. the fries were crisp and awesome and i ate pretty much all of them… as i reached chicken in the middle portion and made cut it was stuffed with more jalapenos… i chewed slowly and ate the whole meal ina slow pace..i wanted to enjoy every bite of it…and surely i did..

the staff is pretty friendly with smiley faces and they know their menu pretty well, and if asked explain the dish to you creating a picture fo it.. ambiance pretty nice and they listen to you…

surely gonna hit this place again..and this time its gonna be the real test..the beef steak…

Keep it up guys..recommended full time without slightest of hesitation

Iftar Buffet Reservations by tossdown

We are in the last week of Ramadan 2012 and it seems Ramadan is almost over. tossdown launched RES – Table Reservation System when Ramadan started and in the past 3 weeks it has served Hundreds of people in lahore to reserve their iftar at top restaurants in the city. Though tricky it maybe, but it was a risk well taken by our team to introduce a service right on the edge and hopefully in the coming months we see it becoming more acceptable by people reserving for Mother’s Day, Father’s day, birthdays etc.

The list of restaurants that allow table reservation through tossdown

AL-RAAYA  Mughlai Restaurant

* Complimentary drinks on table of min 4 guests

Reserve a Table at AL-RAAYA  Mughlai Restaurant
Cafe Zouk

Cafe Zouk

Iftar Dinner Package

Rs. 1199 Plus tax

* Exclusive discount on a group of 15 plus

Reserve a Table at Cafe Zouk
California Grill

California Grill

All you can eat

Rs. 999 Plus tax

* 10% Discount

Reserve a Table at California Grill
Chez Nur Restaurant

* 10% Discount

Reserve a Table at Chez Nur Restaurant
Opium Thai

Opium Thai

Iftar Buffet

Rs. 899 Plus tax

* Complimentary Drink

Reserve a Table at Opium Thai
TABAQ

TABAQ

Tabaq Iftar/Buffet

Rs. 1195 Tax included

* 10% Discount on minimum 10 people and 8% discount on minimun 5 people

Reserve a Table at TABAQ
The Boulevard Bar And Grill

* Save approx Rs.300 per head

Reserve a Table at The Boulevard Bar And Grill
Ze Grill the art cafe

* Free Mint and Peach Margarita

Reserve a Table at Ze Grill the art cafe
For Reservations:

Hardees Hits Hard

Lahore is all about eating out; that is why tossdown.com was born here and now the Hardees Boys are in town. Somehow they have had a good research done, so it seems, chose the best place to launch their brand and they weren’t disappointed at all. I am sure every management will feel fluffy to see people killing to get inside to have a ‘piece of their meat’ as they call it at hardees. We were lucky to squeeze in at the mark and when we saw a long line we were a bit perplexed, couldn’t decide to stay or leave but we had to do it, it was our ‘job’. Imagine that’s what we do for a living, eat.


It took us a good hour to reach the counter but it wasn’t all that bad in the line as well. Sometimes you just need that sort of an entertainment as well. Inching every 5 minutes towards the counter looking around fishing for stuff that might amuse us and if it was good enough we would share it with you. So yeah besides the loads we dissolved, the interior needs a praise with a lot of sun pouring in. Its November and things looked pleasant we are not sure how they would take June. The seating was a bit unusual as well; besides the usual benches they had those high chairs that you may find in a giants dining room and some real contemporary seats and chair setups, pretty funky I would say.
Ok ok I can hear your stomachs growl but hey you have to wait till we did in the line. Just kidding! Lets get to the point, we reach the counter and order their main stuff i.e. Super Star and Hardees Original Thick Burger. They handed us our order tent and our glasses so we could fill in the drinks as much as we could. I repeat its drink as much as you can but don’t you guys go crazy on the soda. Too much can make you hyper! Atleast that’s what the moms say. The orders were delivered in about 5 minutes and that food was the prettiest of sights I have seen. Nicely half wrapped HUGE burgers. Mind you the biggest we have seen, exactly what our lahori tummys were yerning for. Besides them were laying those graceful crisp fries. As soon as the burgers hits the deck we took the chips and landed straight on our taste buds and they dived straight down our throats as if they were more desperate and waiting than us. Beautiful exotic taste. They actually felt like real fries unlike the plastic ones we get at other fast food joints. Now to the burgers. We had to pick these beefed babys carefully and put them in our mouth and taste every cubic mm of what they had to offer. Nice juicy burger, tossed with fresh veggies and soft buns. Trust me we know burgers like no other and these were amazing burgers. I would rate the super star better than the original one. Great food nice ambience great service. We loved it and the taste still lingers onto me like the good old first love. You must try it.

Read the review on tossdown.com

Review by:

OB, tossdown.com