This extravagant restaurant, bar and club in Camden Market pays homage to the nineteenth-century reign of the King of the Zulus, Shaka. Boasting 3D wall carvings, warrior king statues, intricate murals and water features, from the moment you step in its like walking into Africa. The spacious establishment is decorated from head to toe, down to the detail of the engraved chairs, making the atmosphere and experience truly magical.
A group of 4 of us attended yesterday after I came across a ‘Sunday Jazz Lunch’ deal on Opentable. Now I’ve been Shaka Zulu before, but due to the usual food/drink prices, I believe it to be one of the more ‘plush’ special occasion sort of restaurants you’d go, so I’ve only been twice previously.
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that on a Sunday, they have a 3 course lunch menu for just £24.95. This includes a classic roast with the option of three different meats and 4-5 starters and desserts on offer. I think its fair to say it is one of the most impressive Sunday lunch menus I have personally came across recently (being a bit of a plain foodie) and all the food served was amazing.
My three courses were Lamb samosas, a Chicken roast dinner & then a strawberry cheesecake for dessert. Yummmm.
The only downfall of the set menu is that you miss out on the African-themed food. Shaka Zulu offers a diverse cuisine from all parts of South Africa and beyond. Usual dishes range from biltong, boar and buffalo to South African game meats such as zebra fillet, crocodile steak, springbok loin and zebra. There is also a selection of seafood platters, lobster with caviar, cuts of beef and racks of ribs.
On the plus side the ambience is the same no matter what you eat and the live jazz singer kept us entertained throughout the afternoon. The bar also has a happy hour all day every Sunday, with half price cocktails. With these discounts our bill came to £40 per person instead of the average £80 per head usual price. Savings + good food = winning.