Popular restaurant chain Nando's have been given the green light to open up a new restaurant yards from Glasgow's busiest train station.

City planners approved plans for Nando's to take over a unit on Waterloo Street, which is close to Glasgow Central Station.

Nando's, who also have city centre restaurants on Sauchiehall Street and St Enoch's Square, will take over the ground floor of the SSE/Scottish Hydro building.

When building work begins on the new restaurant, it will be the third Nando's in Glasgow city centre.

The move comes after city pizza favourites Paesano applied for permission to take over the same unit.

The company, who have restaurants in Miller Street and Great Western Road, however, later withdrew the plans.

Nando's began life in South Africa where it was founded in 1987.

The chain specialises in Mozambican-Portuguese style chicken dishes with various piri-piri marinades.

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