Chakalaka, SW15 2SP

Chakalaka was a South African restaurant in Putney, with another branch in Chiswick. Both of these branches have now closed, and as of late 2011 the Putney premises are occupied by a pie-based restaurant called Putney Pies.

The only remaining branch of Chakalaka is now in South Wimbledon, at 143-145 Haydon Road, SW19 1AN.

The information below is retained for people who want to know what it used to be like.

South African restaurant in Putney, with another branch in Chiswick.

bob, Martin, and Phil visited on a Thursday night in December 2009. When we turned up at 8:30pm they were full, but they took our mobile number to call us when a table came free — since there was a pub next door this wasn't too bad, and the wait was only about 20 minutes.

We started with a combo platter of biltong, boerewors, and chicken wings (£13.50). The chicken wings were slightly disappointing, being not quite hot enough for bob's taste, but the boerewors and biltong were fine. For our mains we all had a 20oz T-bone steak (£20 including chips and green pepper sauce). This was good steak cooked rare as requested (much like at the Chiswick branch).

A bottle of Windhoek was £3.25. We also had a bottle of Spice Route Pinotage (£33) which was very tasty.

Accessibility: At least three steps up to get in, and there isn't really space to move around in a wheelchair inside.

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Last visited by bob, Martin, and Phil, 10 December 2009.

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