About Chakalaka

How often do you run into something that's not only fun to say, but delicious to eat? Named after a traditional spicy tomato and onion salsa, Chakalaka specializes in all things South African. One of the few truly authentic South African joints in the city, Chakalaka caters for both the homesick and the adventurous eater. Taste buds will be tickled at the out-of-the-ordinary variety on the menu, with lots of home grown favourites and imported exotic meats. Start your adventure with boerewors and chakalaka, a traditional South African farmer's sausage served with spicy tomato and onion salsa and sweet corn miele pap. Mains continue the unusual theme with springbok (antelope) loin with slow roast buttery root vegetables garnished with red onion marmalade and spinach puree. Make sure to save room for dessert, they're a firm favourite with the regular visitors. Friendly, cheerful service is sure to please.

Sample a la carte


- Peri-peri chicken livers sautéed in Chakalaka's famous spicy marinade, served on garlic bread £5.50
- Kudu carpaccio (thinly sliced marinated fillet of Kudu - one of South Africa's biggest antelopes - dressed with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and parmesan shavings and basil pesto) £7.50
- Boerewors and Chakalaka (traditional South African farmer’s sausage served with Chakalaka - a spicy tomato and onion salsa - and sweet corn miele pap) £5.50
- Stuffed field mushroom (with peppers, herbs and mozzarella cheese) £5.50

Other starters are available

Main Course

- Chicken sosaties (chicken breast on a skewer marinated in a tasty Camdeboo curry sauce and served with miele pap) £9.95
- Baby lemon sole (pan fried whole lemon sole served with lemon butter, parsley and new potatoes) £11.95
- Cape Malay vegetable curry (mild curry of coconut milk, aubergine, baby corn, courgette, coriander seeds and tumeric served with aromatic rice and traditional sambals) £9.95
- 20 oz Sirloin steak challenge (served with French fries and either mushroom, monkey gland or green pepper sauce. if you can finish everything on your plate in 30 minutes you'll receive a free t-shirt!) £19.95
- BBQ or peri peri spare ribs (marinated rack of pork spare ribs char grilled with your choice of BBQ or Chakalaka's famous spicy peri-peri marinade and served with chips) £11.95
- Lamb Bobotie (a traditional south African dish of lightly curried minced lamb and almonds, served with yellow rice, Mrs ball's chutney, coconut and banana) £9.95

Other main courses are available


- Old cape brandy pudding with vanilla ice cream £4.95
- Chakalaka’s peppermint crisp surprise £4.95
- Chocolate pots £4.95
- Coconut milk tart £4.95

Other desserts are available

Additional Information


136 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 2SP

Nearest tube:

East Putney
A 12.5% discretionary service charge will be added to your bill.

Average Price:

£25 - £34

Opening times:

Mon - Fri 12pm - 2:30pm and 6pm - 10:45pm
Sat 12pm - 10:45pm
Sun 12pm - 10pm

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