Shaka Zulu

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Steakhouse
Shaka Zulu is an authentic South African Braai restaurant and bar located in Stables Market, Camden.

This breathtaking venue offers an extensive menu including oysters, seafood, finest steaks of British Red Poll Beef and Dorper Lamb, as well as traditional dishes including bobotie, boerewors and sosaties. For more adventurous diners, there are game meats such as Kudu, Ostrich and Springbok available.

To complete the experience, there is a variety of African entertainment and DJs with music and dancing until 2am.

Private Dining

We have a number of options available for part or private hire on either our mezzanine or main floor.

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Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 50% Off mains from the a la carte menu

Get 50% off a main course when ordering a starter or dessert per person. Offer applies to A la Carte menu only. Table may be returned after 90 minutes. Excludes sharing boards.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00-15:00 17:00-22:00
Fri-Sat 12:00-15:00

50% Off mains from the a la carte menu

Get 50% off a main course when ordering a starter or dessert per person. Offer applies to A la Carte menu only. Table may be returned after 90 minutes. Excludes sharing boards.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 1 November 2019

Ends: 24 November 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00-15:00 17:00-22:00
Fri-Sat 12:00-15:00

Burger, Fries & Cocktail £12pp

Choice of Zebra, Crocodile or Beef burger with fries & cocktail. Offer applies on a selected menu only. Table may be returned after 90 minutes.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 4 September 2019

Ends: 24 November 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-15:00

3 Courses, Cocktail & Live Music: £29.95

Enjoy a three course meal and a cocktail while listening to live musicians every Thursday. Offer applies to a set menu only. Table may be returned after 90 minutes. Cocktail is from a selected list.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 18 June 2019

Ends: 24 November 2019

Availability: Thu 17:00-22:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Daily 12:00PM - 3:00PM 5:30PM - 10:00PM

What 3311 People Are Saying
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SP
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

Loved the atmosphere, but did not think much of the food.

A
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! Very enjoyable for a special occasion

EC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Friendly staff, food choice was quite limited for the main course on the set menu. Tandoori baby chicken was more like chicken in gravy which was pretty bland. The passion fruit cheesecake was by far the highlight of the experience, very good. The service was good but there wasn’t always a member of waiting staff always available to take requests. My cutlery was also different to my boyfriends. Cocktails were very nice, and would recommend going there for cocktails as the venue is very nice.

LW
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Sunday afternoon was very quiet, great food choice on a virgin experience voucher and the cocktail was lovely. Good service and amazing venue.

KM
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic ambience. Lots to look at. Very yummy cocktails and food. Toilets aren’t the best but we had a great time.

SS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Poor food poor service and pricey so not worth it at all

K
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, great food and great service!! Will be coming back

b
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing food was ok but the drinks were watered down and very very overpriced

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food very quick service

BF
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very quick which was great. Lovely atmosphere and staff were lovely

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Second time I have been here and think it’s great. Friendly waiter and good food with great music

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was amazing , shame table service wasn’t as good as the food atmosphere was great staff looked miserable chucking plates on trays and walking off not what you want on a special occasion

YL
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My friend and I booked dinner. The music is a bit too loud. The decorations is very exotic, the food is decent, especially like the service. We ordered wine, there was a woman who passed by and split our wine onto the table and into the dishes, we were a bit annoyed by this. But the Indian looking waiter(sorry I don’t know his name) helped us to refill the glass, and changed the dish which was poured with wine. He’s very helpful and made us feel better after the accident. So thank you very much. Overall it’s good, just a bit noisy and try to talk in a louder voice

LC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice venue to relax and enjoy some really good food, I recommend the rum cocktail too

D
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I had bought a groupon voucher for a 3 course meal for 2 with complimentary cocktail. To begin with I was disappointed when we arrived at the reception - the lady at the reception made it clear that I had bought a voucher for the meal and that we had limited options- this was a intended as a birthday surprise for my partner and the lady just put it out there that I had a voucher for the meal and I felt made it look like I had paid nothing for the meal. With this voucher you have a restricted menu because of the groupon voucher, so there was not much option to choose from. The starters were very disappointing and small, the main courses and desert were fine - we had to pay extra for sides i.e. chips, salad, butternut squash etc. I am glad I ordered chips with my small salmon portion as it would not have been enough.
The complimentary cocktails was very weak, did not have much alcohol in them. the place was near empty, I was expecting it to be at least half full. Most people were casual, as it was my partners birthday we were dressed up and felt overdressed when we arrived. I expected more and thought it was going to be a treat but was disappointing, it is quite expensive for what they offer, the cheapest bottle of wine was £28, the bill was £80 even though I had already paid £50 on groupon.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food lovely and staff very accommodating, food amazing and different . Only downside is if you go in large groups it is unlikely you will all be seated at the same table.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was Great, the atmosphere was relaxing and friendly. The security was very on point. Definitely a must visit. Thank you for a great night out.

NM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff. Excellent package. Great night life. Will be back soon!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was exactly what was exited with very high expactations ration

D
Essex
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress who served us Monica was brilliant in helping us choose items on the menu. She was smiling polite and very friendly

A real credit to Shaka Zulu. Hope management appreciate how good she is. Food was hot and tasty the music was very good and a great atmosphere all round.

JB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

great time and food!
shame we were put next to a noisy family.

MV
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Disappointing from the moment we arrived.
Had to wait 5 minutes before we were even acknowledged as the lady was too busy having a chat with her colleague, then was quiet rude asking how we booking as she couldn’t find my reservation and assumed I had a ‘Groupon’ voucher (I didn’t). Then told us to just follow her as she couldn’t find my name and it we didn’t have a voucher.
As it was a quiet night we were cramped in a small corner with lots of other couples, wouldn’t call it intimate as others could hear your conversation.
Waiting staff had limited English so trying to surprise my partner with a cake was ruined and my bill had to be amended twice because of their mistakes.
I’ve been here once before on a Friday and it was a good evening, food and service we as expected, not sure what’s happened to the place especially has there’s so much option in the area for the prices.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Over priced rip off!!!

RA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Whilst we enjoyed our experience at Shaka Zulu, we were a little disappointed that the set menu available to us using a voucher we were given as present contained very little that I would describe as Southern African cuisine.

Shaka Zulu
Responded on 27 September 2019

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review our venue! I'm sorry to hear that you were underwhelmed by the South African cuisine at our venue. We do our best to deliver traditional South African dishes and have taken your feedback on board as a pointer for future improvements! We hope to see you again!

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

it was a very good night. Food was alright but the portion was massive haha.
Music was very good and for everyone, a lot of space and service very good and quick.

Shaka Zulu
Responded on 27 September 2019

Hi there Magda! Thank you for your wonderful rating and feedback! It's great to see that yourself and your party had a fabulous night at our venue! We hope to see you again at one of out upcoming club nights!

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were bought a voucher gift for a meal, pleasant atmosphere, nice food, great service , waitress very on the ball at all times

Shaka Zulu
Responded on 27 September 2019

Hello there Steven! Thank you for the fantastic feedback! Our aim is to provide first-rate customer service and it's always appreciated when our hard work is recognized. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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MS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful night out! Good food from a South African themed menu and a wonderful atmosphere. There was music and dancing after dinner which capped off an awesome night out! Highly recommend.

Shaka Zulu
Responded on 27 September 2019

Hi there Monika! Thank you for writing in about your experience with us! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and night out with us! We would love to see you again soon!

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FG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, decor was breathtaking, food was delicious. Expect to spend alot... But what do you expect!!!

k
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food and drinks are expensive but i am glad I experienced the place .Incredible decorations.

Shaka Zulu
Responded on 27 September 2019

Hi there Kuldip! Thank you for your great review and rating! We're glad that you loved the venue, we have a happy hour all day on Sundays! We'd love to see you there!

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JB
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent interior design, great food, great atmosphere and definitely worth it

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We were seated quickly onto a very wobbly table.
The service after this was really slow. And I had to keep getting up to look for staff to ask for basic things such as salt and the bill. The food was overpriced and come up way to fast for my liking.
It literally reminded me of school dinners.
I was shocked as I had only ever heard good reviews. Can honestly say it was a huge let down and we will not be going back.

Shaka Zulu
Responded on 23 September 2019

Hi there, I'm sorry to hear that your experience didn't meet your expectations. We aim to deliver first rate tables service and quality South African cuisine. I regret to be informed that we missed the mark on this occasion. We have taken your comments on board as pointers for future improvement. Thank you once again for your review.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Nice atmosphere unfortunately the service was very unaccomedating. Food was very standard. But im pretty sure others love it maybe just not a good experience for myself.

n
Essex
7 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

fabulous VENUE PERFECT FOR A GROUP WITH A VERY INTERESTING MENU

Shaka Zulu
Responded on 13 September 2019

Hello Nina! Thank you for your feedback, I'm delighted that you loved our venue and food! Looking forward to your next visit!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place with outstanding food. Our waiter was so professional and when asked questions about the menu she answered with knowledge and passion. Service was great the entire evening.

Shaka Zulu
Responded on 13 September 2019

Hi there Sara, Thank you for your wonderful review - we are delighted that you and your guests enjoyed the venue and food! Our aim is to provide first-rate customer service and it's always appreciated when our hard work is recognized.

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VC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was superb..waitress very nice helpful and professional..we will definitely come again.

Shaka Zulu
Responded on 13 September 2019

Hi there Vincent! Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we would love to see you back with us again soon!

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KL
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The service was very bad, waiter didn't show any effort... looks like they wanted us to spend money, but there wasnt an pleasent to sit. Vegetarians have just one option and its pricey for what I got, bowl of rice and not peeled potatoes with some carrots in sauce.
It worth to go there just for decorations and maybe clubbing and dancing. Music was very nice!
Stuff wasn't helpful and rude.

Shaka Zulu
Responded on 13 September 2019

Hello Kristina, Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. I’m sorry to hear that your experience didn’t meet your expectations. Your feedback helps us to improve all aspects of our customer service and we hope to deliver a more welcoming ambiance for you in the future.

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m
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

From start to finish service was poor , quality of food was Poor and cold , steak was rare when asked medium, was given the wrong wine 3 times but gave up complaining ‘ when I spoke to the waiter I explained about the service I said that we were only paying for the wine as that was the only thing we enjoyed. We were both very disappointed as it was a gift from our daughter, will not be returning and would not recommend based on our experience

Shaka Zulu
Responded on 13 September 2019

Hello Michael, Thank you for taking the time to review our venue. I’m sorry to hear that your experience was not of the quality you had expected. I can assure you this is atypical of the high standards which we strive to attain every day. We will use your feedback to develop our services going forward!

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J
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I found the service to be slow the staff were distracted talking at the bar. The couple with drinks already in the table were offered more drinks whilst we sat for 20 mins waiting to ask for another with empty glasses so didn’t bother and left. The music was louder than needed and repetitive to annoying and the food was average once that’s once we finally got a full menu that had to come from a different floor. Overall we were quite disappointed. I believe it’s service spoilt what could had been a good evening

Shaka Zulu
Responded on 13 September 2019

Hello there Jen! I'm sorry to hear that your experience didn't meet you expectations. We have taken your comments regarding attentive service on board as a point for future improvement! Thank you for taking the time to write in about your experience as it helps us to make relevant changes to our venue! We hope that we will be able to impress you if you were to return!

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LH
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The overall experience was nice and was an experience to have, however, i wont return there as the food was mediocre, chicken wings were dry, crocodile was also tough and generally overly salty. The food wasn’t unpleasant but I expected a higher level of quality from the photos I had seen. The service was good and very friendly. The restaurant is nice but is missing detail such as matching cutlery to justify the price.

Shaka Zulu
Responded on 13 September 2019

Hi there Lily! Thank you for taking the time to write in about your experience! We’re sorry to hear that your meal didn't quite meet your expectations. I can assure you that this is atypical of the high standards we aim for both in terms of quality and portion size. Your feedback is much appreciated and helps us to continue improving the quality of our dining experience. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you again soon!

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ZD
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

I wouldn’t recommend anyone going with a voucher or last minute voucher. We got a voucher as a present and everything was extra we paid £5 extra each for 5 chips. Steak was extra( I was fine with this) but the steak was tasty but very tough to cut. The chicken wings tasted like it was a cold kfc bit of chicken. Would not be back any time soon. We got a £49 voucher and paid an extra £50. We also had to pay a 12.5% fee on the voucher. Wouldn’t recommend

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