I recently had the chance to visit The newly open “Sadza African Restaurant” in Farnham, Hampshire with Mr WFD. It is a family run business which serves freshly cooked Zimbabwean (and Southern & Eastern African) cuisine.
To find such a unique restaurant in Farnham is surprising but also refreshing. I always encourage to explore like outside of the M25, as much I love London there are so many other places around England to discover which are full of wonderful surprises.
The concept of the restaurant is to offer a taste of Africa in The UK, Sadza is a staple food in Zimbabwe and is made using maize flour, and once cooked might look like mashed potatoes to any novices. It is customary in many African nations to have a carbohydrate based dish as part of a main course which is accompanied by a stew or sauce of some kind. In Sadza there is an extensive buffet which includes vegetables, meat stews and sauces. It is an all you can eat buffet service with A La Carte only available for takeaway meals. The food is homely and cooked with care, it is not spicy (unfortunately for me) but there is a wide range of dishes to go with the Sadza staple dish. You can certainly taste the authentic flavours of Zimbabwe (although I have never been I have tasted the cuisine before) and the freshness of the ingredients.
The restaurant is also a gallery and features African art and sculptures. As well as a lovely atmosphere the service is delightful. I recommend that if you live in Farnham you should support this small business and even if you do not live there treat yourself to a day out and experience Zimbabwe in The UK.