Zumbura

4.3
262 reviews
£26 to £40
Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Zumbura is an extension of Indian mum’s Kitchen In Clapham, with no shortcuts and no compromise on the ingredients and cooking method.Our ethos is simple, light and fresh. Everything is prepared daily in a small Handi (Indian cooking pot) using only the finest natural ingredients from local suppliers, so why not share our delicious food & great Indian themed refreshing exclusive cocktails to explore this hidden treasure of South London.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night before lockdown. Great food, nice people and good ambience. Price is also very reasonable

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vipBeth
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Meal was great but I ordered a Korma that has absolutely no honey/sugar in it and was definitely not creamy enough. I'm south Indian and I was a little underwhelmed. Amazing service though! Nice cocktails too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, superb high-quality food – fresh ingredients, no Ghee - anyone who has not tried this really should

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MichalB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food, swift service and decent location.

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Alicia
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and a secret gem of Clapham. Great cocktails too!

SG
ShaneG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely staff. Perfect for a family get together

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

First impressions the place looked very small. The waitress who greeted us came across quite abrupt. The gentleman who showed us to the table was very nice. The table was too close to the people next to us which felt like we was on a date with them too.
They took a long time to even ask us if we would like a drink, so long that we had to call them over. The same lady who greeted us knocked off one of our forks to which I saw her pick up and said she would bring me another one but I saw her bring back the same fork. The food was very nice that we ordered but small portions and quite expensive for what they was.

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MaryS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really tasty food

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant, yummy food, great service!

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ajoannn
London
18 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! A relaxed atmosphere with great food and helpful friend service. Will keep going back

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SeanE
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great, authentic south indian food and friendly service.

KY
KY1010
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely - really great food and service, a perfect neighbourhood restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Fabulous food and cocktails but service standards need to improve. Honestly the staff seemed to be walking around in a daze. We had to ask to order drinks, water, food, everything! The staff just stood around doing nothing until they were asked.

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Greggo
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for a catch-up with a friend. Ordered 4 dishes to share, planning for more, but the portion sizes were generous enough that we filled up quicker than planned.

Food tasted great, we both had 2/4 dishes that we preferred (alternate dishes for each other). Had a decent selection of meat and veggie options to suit both tastes.

Cocktails were nice and bar staff were able to make a drink at our request which was really great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food from former Benares chef

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foodblogger
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This is an interesting Indian restaurant with a lower chili count than some and more different levels of flavour. The Railway lamb curry and aubergine were wonderful but the biryani was a little disappointing (too much rose and the chicken was dry.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and amazing food. An interesting twist on traditional Indian food, much lighter and tastier. Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A phenomenal menu and excellent service! Great for people with allergies as the menu indicates allergens on all dishes.

MS
vipMaiteS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff

JC
JohnC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food cooked on the premises from scratch. Delightful staff and good atmosphere. Our favourite local restaurant.

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RuthR
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Buzy Clapham restaurant. Plenty of choice and great ambience. Will go back!

MS
vipMaiteS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Really recommend it always brilliant food and friendly staff

SS
SiggiS
London
26 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Indian tapas style food and inventive cocktail list

SS
SiggiS
London
26 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been many times and always enjoy the food and cocktails,

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Sharleen
London
21 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I have been to Zumbura and it was just as good as the first time. The food is amazing and the service is speedy and efficient.
The staff are friendly and helpful and it makes for an enjoyable dining experience. I love the idea of the sharing plates as you get to try more things on the menu this way. Zumbura is one of Claphams many hidden gems and I would recommend it to anyone who would like an authentic Indian experience.

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Sharleen
London
21 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our night out at Zumbura was great. Its a quirky little restaurant with a great ambience. We reserved a table and although it wasn't ready when we arrived, the staff couldn't have been more apologetic and even gave us all a drink on the house by way of apology.

The food was amazing, our whole party are quite fussy but we enjoyed every dish. Some of the portions come with three pieces and they allow you to upgrade to suit your group. Great little hidden gem. We will definitely return.

JC
JohnC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely small restaurant with delicious food cooked on site. Friendly and attentive waitresses and other staff. We will keep coming back !

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SiggiS
London
26 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been many times and always enjoy the food and cocktails

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SueH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Relaxed atmosphere, I am not keen on very spicy Indian food, or at least it is not keen on me. But I love that Zumbura offer the healthy version without butter and cream, favourite dishes, the Chicken 36 and Ghuggni and my husband loved the signature dish of Lamb Cutlets. One of our party was vegan and gluten free and he was more than happy with his meal. I gave the service 4 stars, it was very good , the staff were friendly and knowledgable, but at times we felt rushed especially when we arrived to get our drinks and food orders in. Other than that we had a great night, definitely coming back.

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HK123
London
18 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was brilliant - over ordered though! Have already recommended to friends and would go again!

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vipfoodyfern
London
48 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu had expanded since my last visit and did not disappoint. Some delicious new additions.

HK
HK123
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fab food, good staff, a little on the pricey side but the food made it worth it

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vipbffoodie
London
101 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit to zumbura. Maybe still enjoyable evening. Good food, value and ambience. Will return.

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PeteG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and great service. The lamb chops were absolutely amazing. Great value. I would definitely return.

SG
ShaneG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food, good service, nice atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was good however the portion for price is out of proportion. It's rather pricy to be as 'tapas' settings. We had 2 main dish, 1 side dish, briani rice, nan basket and 2 beers, which priced £53.

I would probably not visit again since the price did not reflect the holistic experience overall.

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MonR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is nice but we felt like we were being rushed to order. Portions are quite small. Average price wise, definitely not cheap!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for a New Year's Eve meal with 4 friends and it honestly was the best Indian food each of us had ever tasted! 100% will be visiting again!

FAQs

Zumbura offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7498 8144.

Zumbura is rated 4.3 stars by 262 OpenTable diners.