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About Zeret Kitchen
Lovers of Ethiopian cuisine and adventurous foodies will appreciate this bright, clean and modern restaurant in Camberwell that prides itself on its family recipes and dedication to authentic Ethiopian traditions. Zeret itself is a name that comes from a small village in northern Ethiopia, and the menu includes mostly chicken, lamb and beef stews made with butter, garlic and ginger served on pancake-like flatbread called enjera. All the food here is delicious, and the dining room is decorated with colourful placemats, potted palms and simple white walls. Perfect for communal/sharing meals with friends and family, the Zeret Kitchen has attentive staff and a relaxed atmosphere – don't miss the Ethiopian style chicken cooked with green chillies, herbs and spices.
London, SE5 0ED
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday 1pm to 10.30pm Friday to Saturday 1pm to 11.30pm Sunday 1pm to 9.30pm
£25 and under
020 7701 8587
Beer, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Zeret Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
We had a wonderful meal here! The staff are extremely friendly and hospitable, and the food is incredible. You get so much to eat and the waitresses came over often to let us try extra dishes and giving us more injera bread without even having to ask. We all had vegetarian options, there was plenty of choice. The flavours are fantastic and it's just a really cosy and welcoming restaurant. Will go back!
I went to Zeret Kitchen because it had good reviews and was highly rated. It definitely lived up to this.
The food was delicious and very well presented. The coffee was also very good. I lived in Ethiopia for 6 months so I can testify to its authenticity! Service was very friendly and professional too.
It’s not the easiest to get to, but it’s most definitely worth a visit. Highly recommend!
Make no mistake, this place does Ethiopian food only - but it excels at it! This will not be your type of place if you don't enjoy eating with your hands, or want a more assimilated version of East African food. If you do enjoy a relaxed dining experience, really friendly service, and an excellent injera - go for it!
Having first tried Eritrean food in Borough Market and loved it, I have been meaning to visit Zeret Kitchen for months!
Look past the less-the-beautiful setting and you quickly realise this place is an absolute gem where we were welcome like family buy the warm and charming staff. Like many, we went for the Zeret Surprise; a delicious array of dishes all served on a huge injera bead.
Now I can hardly claim to be an expert on Eritrean food but, like most diners before me, thought that every dish was absolutely delicious - wonderfully cooked and the spices all perfectly balanced. All this was washed down with a very delicious and reasonably priced bottle of Malbec - probably not an authentic pairing but a very good one in my opinion! The communal act of eating with your hands adds to the warmth of this place as well.
If you come here make sure you also experience the coffee ceremony - the heady scent of the incense and the delicious coffee are the perfect way to end a wonderful meal.
There's a reason that Zeret Kitchen is consistently listed amongst the best bargains in London. The amount of food for the price was amazing. We had beef, lamb and chicken, and several sides and each were savory and delicious. If you don't mind a little heat, order them spicy. Unique blending of spices and combinations of seasoning you might not have ever had before. Oh, and so you aren't quizzical like we were at first, there are no utensils. The food is served on a thin crepe like bread that you tear up and grab the offerings on your plate with. A truly unique experience and the service couldn't have been friendlier. If you like mead, try the honey wine that they make and bottle. It's sweetness went well with the spicy, savory food.
Excellent and very tasty food, very, very friendly hosts. A wonderful meal in an unexpected place. Thanks to Trip Advisor we found it, would have been a shame to miss it! African, Ethiopean food is not very common, so this was a great way to get some experience with it!
Really enjoyed our meal here. The waitresses were professional and attentive, we were never left waiting for service and they showed us how to eat traditionally. We ordered the Zeret Surprise which was a great opportunity to try many dishes for those who don't know where to start! So many different dishes/stews came out on one large Injera bread - looks amazing and tasted great too. Would go again.
Though not in the best of settings, tucked away at the bottom of a high-rise residential building, once entering it's clear that it's the place to be. With wonderfully friendly staff, relaxing ambience, and, most importantly, incredible food it's definitely worth the experience.
My wife, daughter and I had a delightful dinner at Zeret Kitchen. The service was very friendly, the food was absolutely delicious, and the setting was cosy and not too loud. The restaurant is definitely away from the city center but there are many good bus routes nearby - it is worth the trouble to find this gem!
If one was curious about Ethiopian food, then, one should try this place. My wife and I tried our palate at Ethiopian food and were pleasantly surprised. The House Special #2 had a variety of food to taste from. It was good quality and quantity. It was reasonably priced as well. Highly recommended!
Fantastic local find, in a small row of shops a little north of Camberwell Green, everything from the service to the food was amazing. Simple but beautifully cosy decor and delightful wait staff made this a wonderful place for a catch up between good friends.
Once again, a great experience. Dive straight in to the authentic dishes, including Dulet. You'll be glad you did. Nice touch to have gluten free injera available too. Staff are happy to explain the food if necessary, and more than happy to indulge adventurous palates!
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