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Address: Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London NW1 8AB

My guest and I arrived at the high end South African restaurant – Shaka Zulu, located in the heart of Camden. On arrival we were taken aback by the impressively extravagant interior built up of 20ft high warrior statues of the warrior King Shaka, other animal statues, prints and carvings.

The low-lit split level restaurant, bar and club pays homage to the nineteenth-century reign of the King of the Zulus – Shaka hence the restaurant name. The menu provides a selection of South African’s Game Meat including Zebra, Boar, Ostrich, Crocodile and Springbok.

Many visit just for drinks. The eccentric cocktail and champagne bar offer an extensive list of drinks to choose from, from classics to their own signature mixtures. It is evident Shaka Zulu’s wine list shows great pride in its South African wine making heritage, not to mention, the waiters are more than happy to come up with their own cocktail concoctions on request! One drink to look out for while dining is the Rum Blazer, that contains Spiced Rum, Grand Marnier Liqueur and Cinnamon dust which is presented with an entertaining demonstration sporting the technique of lighting whisky and throwing the flaming liquid between two silver tankards!

The service was top quality, like the décor. Staff were friendly, polite, knowledgeable and aimed to please. This is definitely a great night out with a full dining experience and the option to dance the night away – perfect!

Words : @TheRubyMaeMoore

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