[Updated 1 October 2019]
Finding halal food in London is easy, thanks to the capital's exciting food scene. Featuring a variety of affordable eateries, fast food and fine dining meals, you'll never go hungry in this beautiful destination - and it's not only limited to Middle Eastern cuisine! London is also beaming with Asian food and other types of cuisine too. The best part is, the halal eateries in London are located nearby famous tourist attractions! Since there are affordable flights to London (from just SGD199!)
, what else could be stopping you from visiting this lovely city? ?
With so many things to do and eat in London, we've narrowed down the best halal food eateries in London that you can enjoy which are near tourist attractions!
P.S. If you've been to any of these eateries, why not drop us a review on our website and help the Muslim travel community! It would really go a long way in helping someone else plan their trips in the future ?
1. Near Harrods: Chai Wu (Halal meat available) Home to expensive labels and really extravagant interiors, Harrods is located at Knightsbridge, a district with many high-end halal restaurants. After your shopping therapy here, there is no better
place to have a good meal at Chai Wu at the fifth floor! This impressive Chinese restaurant boasts high-quality service, friendly staff, amazing ambience and of course, one of the best cuisines around. ?
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There are not many eateries offering Halal duck presented in such a traditional manner, and Chai Wu does it best. While the price tag for each dish here is inflated, the whole experience itself is definitely going to be worth that exceptional price, we promise ?
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: 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL
: 12pm – 8pm
2. Near Natural History Museum: Bosphoros Kebabs (Muslim-owned)
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No trip to London is complete without visiting the spectacular Natural History Museum! Before queuing to enter this world-class museum, fuel up your day with some mouth-watering doner kebabs at Bosphoros Kebabs ?
Credit: Gene Krasko on Flickr Indulge in some Turkish eats while you relax in the authentic ambience of this restaurant. With one of the best kebabs in town and large mix grills, Bosphorous Kebabs has been around for quite a long time! The raving reviews of this restaurant is a testament of how delicious the food is here.
To complete your museum-hopping day, here are other museums to visit as well
: 59 Old Brompton Rd, Kensington, London, SW7, 3JS
: 11am – 11.30pm
Update (1 Oct 2019): While halal meats are available at House of Ho, our reader has shared that pork is served on the menu
Near Oxford Street: House of Hô (Halal meat available) Credit: @houseofholondon on Instagram
A combination of Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, House of Ho serves halal chicken alongside other dishes like sushi and sashimi. One of the highlights on their menu is the grilled glazed chicken wings, their bento boxes and of course, halal pho! You'll find from popular Vietnamese street food to their traditional dishes here for you to savour ?
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Authentic, trendy and tasty, their meals will fill you up in no time. Strategically located near Oxford Street, this joint is hard to miss! Once you're done shopping at Oxford Street, you can check out other things you can do in London here! You could even leave a review if you've been to any of these places ?
Address: 1 Percy St, W1T 1DB
Opening hours: 12pm– 2.30pm and 5.30pm– 11pm (Mon-Sat)
3. Near Carnaby Street: Stax Diner (Halal meat available)
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Home to London’s foodie hub, the bustling Kingly Court has many alfresco dining options and culinary delights for everyone. While you’re here, Stax Diner is the place to go! This charming gem brings the best of America’s favorite food to London. Feast on gourmet burgers such as their popular Halal beef bacon burger, or crispy chicken with waffles that are sure to impress your taste buds! Aside from the amazing food, you will definitely enjoy the retro-inspired atmosphere and friendly service. ?
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: Kingly Court, Carnaby, London W1B 5PW
: 12pm – 10pm (Tue-Thu), 12pm – 10.50pm (Fri-Sat), 12pm – 8.50pm (Sun-Mon)
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and let other Muslims know what you think of this place! ?
Disclaimer: Do note that alcohol is served in this establishment.
4. Near Covent Garden: Rasa Sayang (Muslim-owned)
Credit: cocolouislouis on Instagram If you're homesick and crave for some spicy Malay food, it’s time to pay a visit to Rasa Sayang! Give your stomach a break from all those Western food and Middle Eastern cuisine and whet your appetite with nasi lemak and satay. Complete your
traditional Malay meal with a cup of hot Teh Tarik
. Definitely a taste of home! With a filled stomach, you will be ready to explore the sights and sounds of the heart of this theatre district filled with street performances and a bustling marketplace. ?
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: 5 Macclesfield St, London W1D 6AY
: 12pm – 11pm (Mon-Thur), 12pm – 12am (Fri-Sat), 11.30am – 9.30pm (Sun)
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5. Near Wembley Stadium: Handmade Burger Co. (Halal meat available)
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This award winning restaurant boasts some of the freshest burgers around. The bread is made from scratch here at Handmade Burger Co. and their banana peanut butter milkshake is to die for!
Credit: the.chicken.burger.blog on Instagram Do note however that not everything on the menu is halal, only the chicken is halal-certified. You will need to request for it, and your food will be prepared on a separate grill. Afterwards, you can shop till you drop at the London Designer Outlet, and visit the largest stadium in UK. If you have time, you should definitely catch a
football match here! It could perhaps even covert you to a football fan ?
Check out our football fanatic's guide to London stadiums (with halal food nearby) here
: Wembley Park Boulevard, Wembley HA9 0FD
: 11.30am – 11pm
Heading to London but you haven't started your trip planning? You can check out more attractions, halal food, and prayer spaces in London here!
6. Near Berkeley Square: Benares (Halal-certified)
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Good news to those who want to plan that special night out in London and feast at a fine-dining experience ? Benares is a Michelin-starred restaurant owned by Chef Atul Kochhar, located at Berkeley Square. This exclusive square in Mayfair is a peaceful oasis to have a breather, away from the hustle and bustle of London!
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The full menu is halal and the meals here are carefully prepared using only the top-notch quality ingredients. We think that this award-winning restaurant should definitely not be missed when you’re here in London ?
: 12a Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 6BS
: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.45pm
7. Near Hyde Park: Subway (Halal-certified in certain outlets)
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a tight budget or travelling with fellow backpackers, an affordable yet sumptuous option is to visit Subway! Not all Subway branches are halal here in London, though so it is best to check with the friendly staff.
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From time to time, the halal branches of Subway will introduce special menus such as chicken tikka and pulled chicken. Do look out for the halal-certified signs which are usually displayed at the entrance of the outlets!
: 66 Queensway, London W2 3RL
: 7am – 2am (Mon-Wed), 7am – 4am (Thu-Sat), 9am – 12am (Sun)
8. Near Regent Street: Tinseltown (Halal-certified)
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Offering a modern twist on the classic American meals, Tinseltown has a few outlets all over London and is halal-certified (yay ?). With amazing burgers and great platters, this family-friendly eatery has large portions and is best eaten when it is shared! Other must-try dishes are their tacos, pulled beef and chicken burgers.
Credit: tinseltownuk on Instagram This US-style chain diner and milkshake bar has a cosy ambience with stylish décor and green-leather seats. Perfect for a meal before or after your sight-seeing at Regent Street, which is one of the world’s most prestigious shopping and
lifestyle destinations! Address
: 35 Great Portland St, London W1S 8QQ
: 12pm – 1am
9. Near Portobello Road: Makan Cafe (Muslim-owned)
Craving for a local dish from home? Fret not, Makan Cafe is here to fix that craving! ?
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Owned by a Malaysian couple, this Singapore-Malaysian cuisine restaurant offers value-for-money dishes with a cosy ambience! Expect your favourite traditional eats such as satay, char kway teow, Malaysia-style fried rice and roti canai served in a lively, no-frills café ?
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Makan Café is conveniently located at one of the world’s largest antiques market. Don’t forget to check out other street markets that should not be missed
: 270 Portobello Rd, London W10 5TY
: 9am – 9.30pm
10. Near Leicester Square: Hoppers Soho (Halal meat available)
Credit: @hopperslondon on Instagram If you happen to see a long line of hungry people near Leicester Square, then you're in the right place. Hoppers Soho is usually fully booked (and the queue sometimes even go round the block) but there's a good reason why! This popular Sri Lankan restaurant makes sure that its fresh meat - chicken, lamb and mutton - is halal and their dishes ooze
authenticity. Their dosas and curries are a must-try. Definitely worth the long wait ?
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Watch a play at one of the theatres around the Square or just catch your breath and soak in the busy London vibe at this amazing spot. If you want to burn some calories after a heavy meal at Hoppers Soho, then take a walk down to Piccadilly Circus for more sightseeing! ?
: 49 Frith St, W1D 4SG
: 12pm – 2.30pm and 5.30pm – 10.30 pm (Mon-Sat)
11. Near Camden Town: Guanabana (Halal meat available)
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Great flavours, halal food and beautiful ambience, Guanabana guarantees you a good time. This small but stylish restaurant serves a plethora of Latin American and Caribbean dishes that'll have you wanting more! Other than the juicy burgers, the goat curry and spicy chicken stew would give you a serving of authentic spices. ?
Credit: @mark77art on Instagram The cheerful shop fronts, streets and even the buskers at the corners are wildly happy and colourful. Enjoy the live music and the hustle and bustle of weekend shoppers at Camden Market. Once you're done buying knick-knacks and exploring Camden's quaint and
quirky shops, stop by Guanabana for a well-deserved break and try their famous BBC burger or a stack of pancakes to fill you up before you head back to your hotel ? Address
: 85 Kentish Town Rd, London NW1 8NY
: 4pm – 10pm (Mon) and 12pm – 11pm (Tue-Sun)
So there you have it! You don’t have to worry about finding a halal eatery while you visit these incredible tourist spots in the city. If you've been to any of these places, don't be shy and drop us a review on our website!
Tell us all about your favourite places to eat or even the attractions you've visited while in London ? Did we miss out on any eateries? If we did, do share with us in the comments below ?