About Us

Welcome to Chakalaka. Manchester’s new South African inspired Bar and Kitchen. 

Join us on 105a Oldham Street to experience a taste of South Africa.

Whether you’re here to dip into some of our namesake Chakalaka relish, taste our cheese filled pap balls or have a few South African inspired cocktails, you’ll get a passionate twist on a sorely ignored section of world cuisine.

We source all of our Biltong and Boerewors with local business and do so with all of our fresh ingredients wherever possible. All of our food is fresh and prepared on site by our passionate team every day.

Let’s get Chakalakin!

Bar & Kitchen


  • Student - 15% off food & drink when ordering food
  • Industry - 20% off food & drink
  • NHS, Fire or Police - 20% off food & drink


Chakalaka was founded out of friends having fun. We believe our brightest ideas and our hardest work is achieved when we’re relaxed and comfortable enough to truly be ourselves.  As a close knit team; we work together and we win together. 

Hard work and talent is rewarded and as an ambitious business we’re looking for intelligent, hard working and passionate people who can grow with us and share in our success.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be part of our fast paced and talented team, email us a CV with a few words about you to: