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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.

216 Camberwell Road
London, SE5 0ED
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Ethiopian

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday 1pm to 10.30pm Friday to Saturday 1pm to 11.30pm Sunday 1pm to 9.30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7701 8587

Website:
http://zeretkitchen.com/Home.html

Additional:
Beer, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Zeret Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.7

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (30)
Good Vegetarian Options (24)
Spicy (20)
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Casual (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Neighbourhood Gem (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Vegan (12)
Fun (11)
Cosy (10)
Group Bookings (10)
Healthy (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Romance (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Child Friendly (6)
Special Occasions (6)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Lunch (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 12 November 2017

Lived up to the high expectations we had. Very tasty food, delightful staff, plenty of people at 5.30 on a Sunday.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Casual
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

This was our first Ethiopian food experience and it was amazing! Make sure you book a table. Will definitely be going back

Tags: Vegan, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 10 November 2017

Wonderful experience overall! Food was amazing and staff was very attentive and nice. Lovely place to have a meal away from all the hustle and bustle of London.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Spicy
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 10 October 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on 25 September 2017

I visited this restaurant having read the reviews and having spoken to other people. I had a pleasant evening.Wonderful food lovely location and very good value for money.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fun, Healthy, Casual
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 20 September 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on 14 September 2017

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.

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·Dined on 9 September 2017

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!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on 26 August 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 14 August 2017

Great food. Great service. The location may not look ideal, but it was accessible by bus and we had a great time.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

we enjoyed the dinner ,delicious food and good service and I am sure we will come back soon thanks.

regards
Issei Abraha

Tags: Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

Loved the ethnic food. Good for a friends' get together. Fresh rose at table was a nice touch. About a 20 minute walk from Elephant Castle tube stop; conveniently located.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

Lovely Place

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·Dined on 25 July 2017

Fab find - first taste of Ethiopian food. Server very friendly and helpful. A little out of the way but well worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 22 July 2017

I am absolutely awed by this lovely, low key, delicious restaurant. Great food, caring staff, vegan options. It is a very small space and not too many waitresses but they manage to serve everyone.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 14 July 2017

Wonderful place, delicious food and amazing staff.

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 (London)·Dined on 9 July 2017

Really great food and lovely service. Thanks a lot to them all, will definitely be going back

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 2 July 2017

Always a pleasure to have a meal here; staff are welcoming, professional and friendly and the food is consistently excellent. I am a veggie but in meat eating company and nothing fails to please. Looking forward to next time.

Tags: Vegan, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 27 June 2017

Love this place every single time I go. Yummy yummy food.

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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 22 June 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 30 May 2017

Fantastic food and great service. It is always a pleasure eating here. One of London's true gems!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 20 May 2017

Love this restaurant so much. Great service and delicious food every time!

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 (London)·Dined on 5 May 2017

The restaurant is definitely a hidden gem. The decor, service and of course the food was amazing. For first timers I would recommend sharing a meal as the portions are huge but well worth the money. Can't wait to visit again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Romantic
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 (Raum Düsseldorf)·Dined on 30 April 2017

The food was excellent and authentic. They had teff injera for only 2 pounds extra and service was very attentive. Overall very good value for money. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Late-night Find
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 (London)·Dined on 29 April 2017

Very Welcoming, personal attention by staff. Fabulous Ethiopian food. It's a must go. We drove all the way from Windsor and it was well worth the trip

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Spicy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on 8 April 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Healthy
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 (London)·Dined on 8 April 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Vegan
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 (London)·Dined on 30 March 2017

Delicious food, excellent service, nice relaxed atmosphere.

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 (London)·Dined on 30 March 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fun, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 18 March 2017

Not your normal tourist experience or neighborhood, but it's all perfectly okay and you'll be warmly greeted by the staff and guided through your choices even if you have no idea what to order. Tremendous value and a unique experience.

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 (London)·Dined on 14 February 2017

Service can be a bit slow but the food is amazing and the staff is sooo friendly! Will definitely come back and highly recommend!

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 (London)·Dined on 13 February 2017

Great place - excellent and different food, very nice staff, and very reasonably priced. Will definitely return.

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 (London)·Dined on 1 February 2017

It's a small cozy place with super tasty food

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 (London)·Dined on 29 January 2017

It was the second time i´ve been having dinner at Zeret Kitchen and it was amazing. Tasty food, very kindly and familiar service. 100% recommendable.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on 26 January 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Spicy
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 (London)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Good service, great food, nice vibe! Highly recommend it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on 14 January 2017

The food was so delicious and the staff were lovely. Looking forward to going back!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 13 January 2017

Have been to Zeret about 4 times now - fantastic food, great service. Never had a complain. I always take visitors there!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 6 January 2017

Brilliant find, really enjoyed the meal and all very reasonably priced. Staff were attentive without being over bearing. Will definitely visit again.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy
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