Zeret Kitchen

4.8
179 reviews
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£25 and under
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Ethiopian
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Ethiopian
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Hours of operation
Monday to Thursday 1pm to 10.30pm Friday to Saturday 1pm to 11.30pm Sunday 1pm to 9.30pm
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Phone number
020 7701 8587
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MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Beer, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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BP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, always buzzy and the serving team really work to be friendly and engaging. It can be noisy as lots of hard surfaces and they burn some incense which might put some people off, but by the end of the evening this creates a unique and memorable atmosphere to the place.

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KK
London
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing food and good service. The restaurant was freezing cold though; many customers had their coats on.

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GC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious and lovely service as ever. Great for gluten free and vegetarians. So tasty !

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a group of six, some vegetarian, others not. The restaurant was able to accommodate all preferences. The staff are helpful and welcoming, and everyone in our group had wonderful evening. The food and coffee (I recommend ordering the traditional one!) are of excellent quality and value. So far the best Ethiopian restaurant in London that I have been to. Highly recommended.

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A friend and I shared a veggie platter for 2. It was incredibly delicious and an enjoyable experience to eat by hand. Overall the food was fantastic. We also shared a sticky toffee and custard pudding which was top notch.

Service was a little slow but that wasn't a problem, you don't go to a place like this to get in and out. Sit back, enjoy the music, decor, food and your friend's conversation.

Drinks could be better. I will say that. They'd run out of the honey wine and there wasn't any beers on offer. Spicy tea was nice though.

Would recommend and will be taking friends again

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We didn't know what to expect as it was our first time trying Nepalese food. We were pleasantly surprised. We thought everything was great from the food, the ambience (especially lighting, which a lot of places don't think about) and the service was great too. Would highly recommend it.

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, really good service, really enjoyed.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and customer service as always.

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TB
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb food - great for sharing. Meat strew is excellent but plenty of great vegetable and lentil dishes.

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m
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value delicious food, friendly service, good ambient music, relaxed atmosphere

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RB
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very welcoming. Delicious food. Excellent value. Very distinctive.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing find in a very unassuming location. Our waitress was great at explaining and advising what we should order. The Ethiopian bread in chilli is to die for!

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CP
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and atmosphere at Zeret Kitchen. The staff checked that I understood what I had ordered and made useful recommendations.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place go there all the time consistently excellent

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A simply wonderful experience in all aspects.

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great surprise find! Would not expect to find such a gem in this tucked out the way location!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff, wonderful food and a wonderful experience!

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JE
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Ethiopian restaurants I’ve ever been to - and I’ve been to many around the world.

Amazing food, nice atmosphere, nice owners and very low price.

Cannot recommend this place enough. If you haven’t tried Ethiopian food before, give this place a try - you’ll be pleasantly surprised and reflect back on you’re life and realise you’ve been missing out!

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JL
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! We will be back very soon! Very good service

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed every single dish we ordered. Communal eating from the same centre dish was a new experience but one we all enjoyed. Highly recommended!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful, spicy and authentic Ethiopian food. We will definitely come back to try more

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R
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They serve delicious Ethiopian food at a reasonable price. I will be back.

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KN
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is really great! The food is authentic and there is a big selection of vegan options as well as meat. The atmosphere is cute and cozy!

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SB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Zeret kitchen is absolutely brilliant - we came for our second visit and for our four year anniversary dinner and had a fantastic time. Highly recommend!

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MS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We traveled all the way from Australia to eat at Zeret.
The food is fantastic and only second to the lovely people who cook and serve from the heart.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a great place to have some authentic Ethiopian food. The food was incredible and the staff amazingly friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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LT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zeret kitchen is an absolute gem of a place to eat - fabulous authentic Ethiopian food (with imported spices) and first class customer service. Would recommend!

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IK
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliable food and service. We had the vegetarian platter and some Ethiopian beer. Both tasty and filling!

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GG
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food...great service....just hope there is not a large group there when you go. There were a group of mainly 20 women the noise was unbearable...so bad, we decided to eat outside the venue!

Food made up for the noise!

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EG
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place, definitely going back! Keep the good work.

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CD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very happy indeed to find an Ethiopian restaurant in London that makes gluten-free injera, i.e. with 100% teff flour and not cut with wheat flour, as in most others. Both the meat and vegan selections were delicious and very generous helpings! A great little find down the Walworth Road

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MP
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!! Very friendly service, excellent quality of food!! Value for money! Just go!

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B
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was such an amazing find! You wouldn't know how awesome it is by its location, as it's sort of tucked away. But this place totally transported me. I felt like I got a little taste of family dining in Ethiopia. The food was incredible and it was a lot of food or two and we paid 30 quid total. We got the mixed combination for two, which included a mix of authentic Ethiopian spreads, including meat and veggies. We also shared a glass of the Ethiopian honey wine, which was amazing! The place has a cool vibe, as it's decorated to the T with Ethiopian art, decor, sultry incense, and gentle music playing in the background. It's definitely a full-sensory experience, so felt pretty sultry and sensual and perfect for a date or just to immerse yourself in a little escape from London.

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NS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

As an Ethiopian who's been a to a fair few Ethiopian restaurants, I think this is one of the best I've been to in London. The food is good quality and the staff were warm and attentive. I also enjoyed the coffee ceremony add-on which isn't done in many places. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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SL
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent Ethiopian food, and really friendly staff.

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Proper ethiopian food and really good service. The waiter was super friendly and the chef came around to ask how was everything and to explain us some things about the food. Will definitely come back!

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N
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty and lovely service. We had the vegetarian platter for 2 and a beef dish, all to share between three people. Both dishes very very good but the veggie platter was a bit small to be honest. We left satisfied but with still some space in our tummies. :)

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p
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My first time trying Ethopian food and I was very impressed. Ill definitely be back.

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D
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic authentic Ethiopian food. We’ve already recommended it to several people. Honey wine is a must with the meal!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, lovely service. 5 stars all round!

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