Zeret Kitchen is a traditional Ethiopian restaurant that prides itself on its family recipes and dedication to authenticity. Inside, the decor is bright, clean and understated with modern African art and colourful placemats culminating in a friendly ambience where the food can shine through. Zeret itself is a name derived from a small village in Northern Ethiopia, and there are nods to this special location throughout the restaurant.
There is plenty of outdoor seating which is always bustling on balmy summer evenings, with locals and visitors alike enjoying the traditional food and speciality coffee. It's become a hugely popular destination over the years, and a great spot for a casual meal with friends and family, or if you’re just intrigued to try authentic Ethiopian cuisine.
On the menu, you’ll find a spread of Ethiopian dishes, best when shared but equally delicious kept all to yourself. Primarily the focus is on grilled and stewed beef and lamb, all of which are made with hearty amounts of butter, garlic and ginger, and served on a pancake-like flatbread called enjera. Meaty dishes include gored gored, chopped lean beef with mitmita and hot chillies, and Ethiopian-style chicken cooked with green chillies, herbs and spices. If you’re struggling to choose, why not opt for one the mix and match dishes which offer a selection of plates, or the Zeret surprise sharing platter for two?
Vegans are just as well catered for at Zeret Kitchen with particularly enticing plant-based dishes like steamed vegetables, roasted and powdered chickpeas in berbere sauce, and whole green lentils steamed with onions, garlic, ginger, and chilli. Accompanied with a refreshing side salad and spicy baked bread, a meal at Zeret Kitchen is sure to leave you satisfied.