This extravagant restaurant, bar and club in Camden Market pays homage to the nineteenth-century reign of the King of the Zulus, Shaka. Imposing statues of the warrior king himself stand 20-feet high, their eyes surveying an opulent interior of mosaics, carvings, African patterns, intricate murals, water features, zebra prints and paintings. It's nothing if not bounteous.
There's a South African slant to the food menu, with dishes ranging from biltong, boerewors and bobotie to South African game meats such as zebra fillet, crocodile steak, springbok loin and zebra. Seafood platters, lobster with caviar, cuts of beef and racks of ribs also feature.
Many visit just for drinks. The cocktail selection proves popular, with classics alongside signature drops such as a simba (white grapes muddled with raisins and served with Monkey Shoulder whisky, lemon, chestnut and egg white balanced with sugar) and a pappayedura (Herradura Reposada tequila with fresh papaya, thyme, lime juice and agave syrup). The wine list celebrates South Africa's wine making heritage.