PERI-peri and chicken fans will be able to dine in at three North-East locations from today as Nando's starts to reopen restaurants.

The chain closed all of its restaurants for dine-in following the coronavirus outbreak and gradually re-introduced a take-away and delivery service only.

But for the first time in four months, three restaurants in the region are part of just a handful that are reopening for dine-in. 

Nandos' in Boldon, Gateshead Metrocentre and Teesside Park will reopen today - with a whole host of new measures in place.

Nando's is also taking part in the government's Eat out to Help Out scheme, which will see food and drink offered at half price next month. 

Between Monday and Wednesday, customers will be offered 50 per cent of meals - up to £10 worth of discount per head. 

Here's what to expect:

- Queuing

"We’ve put a new system in place. Instead of lining up outside the restaurant, all you need to do is scan the QR code that you’ll see when you arrive, and we’ll text you when your table is ready."

- Cashless  

"Order and pay for your PERi-PERi fix from your table. Simply scan the QR code using the camera on your phone and get ordering. You can still earn Chilli Points and redeem Rewards on your Nando’s Card when you pay."

- Keeping distance  

"We’ve socially distanced our tables and will be operating at a reduced capacity. With social distancing taking place in our kitchens, we’ve got a limited menu right now. Most of the Nando’s meals you know and love are still there though."

- We’ll come to you

"We’ll bring everything to your table, including sauces, cutlery and napkins. Just say the word."

- Keep it clean

"There will be sanitiser stations around the restaurant for you to use."