Roger Payne, HRH and Queen Mantfombi
Roger Payne, HRH and Queen Mantfombi

Last night saw the launch of a new era in Camden, London with the opening of Shaka Zulu Restaurant and lounge. Guests at the launch of the South African restaurant enjoyed a royal gala evening in the presence of His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini, King of the Zulu’s. HRH wore traditional dress to dinner comprising of three leopard skins. (See Amy Winehouse pics and sapeople special discount below!)

Roger Payne, HRH and Queen Mantfombi
Roger Payne, HRH and Queen Mantfombi
His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini, Sophie Anderton, Liz McClarnon
King Goodwill Zwelithini chats to model Sophie Anderton (far left) and Atomic Kitten Liz McClarnon

The evening was attended by a host of celebrities, who all enjoyed the excellent cooking of Shaka Zulu’s executive Chef Barry Vera, who has been tempted away from his Cape Town restaurant (Blues Restaurant) and award winning TV series to come and bring African food to the heart of London. On the Menu was Lamb from HRH The Queens Sandringham Estate which was cooked in a traditional Zulu method.

Celebrities who attended all jolled the night away and stayed into the early hours. Amy Winehouse enjoyed dinner with new boyfriend, film director, Reg Travis, Brendan Cole danced the night away with new wife Zoe and Shaka Zulu owner Roger Payne and Atomic Kitten Liz Mclarnon and model Sophie Anderton were seen chatting to his majesty.

This breathtaking two-floored venue located in the heart of stables market Camden, showcases the best in African cuisine and is set to become the ultimate destination in the capital.


Live like a celeb and try Shaka Zulu out for yourself. You can enjoy Shaka Zulu’s fine four-course meal, plus Amuse Bouches, The Taste of Africa Menu at just £21.50 (special SA People offer reduced from £42.50)

Please book your table now: 0203 376 9911
Validity: quote “sapeople” when booking your table. Offer available until 31 August 2010.

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Amy Winehouse and boyfriend Reg Travis
Amy Winehouse and film director boyfriend Reg Travis

Amy Winehouse, Reg Travis eating dinner at Shaka Zulu in Camden
Amy Winehouse and boyfriend Reg Travis dining at Shaka Zulu's launch