Aah... London. The city is perfect for a family holiday thanks to its abundance of parks, museums and endless attractions. The city is a melting pot of culture and unlike other European cities, it's really easy to find Muslim-friendly and halal restaurants here! This city has an abundance of food for us to choose from! If you're looking for the best halal food in London, we’re going to present to you a couple of the best Muslim-friendly eateries available. Take your pick and see which one makes you drool the most! Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://bit.ly/3LnFN1F
1. Poppies Fish and Chips
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What’s a trip to London without some of their deliciously famous fish and chips! Poppies is a staple on the London fish and chips scene and is one of the best for authentic, super freshly caught and fried fish daily! Take it away in the traditional newspaper wrapper or dine in while its piping hot and crispy!
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If the food is not enough to make you book tickets to London already, the décor just might! Be transported back to the 1940’s & 50’s with its adorable vintage style décor - complete with jukebox and vintage memorabilia all over! Don’t forget to take pictures with their adorable “Popettes” as well! Halal status: The restaurant does serve alcohol- but the fish is prepared free of alcohol, well and deep fried in groundnut oil! Poppies also serve sausages, but you can ask for your food to be cooked separately! If you’re uncertain of anything, best to ask their friendly popettes for more info. Phone: 207 247 0892 Address: 6-8 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR Website | Instagram Check out more Muslim-friendly fish and chips restaurants in London!
2. Liman Restaurant
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A humble Mediterranean restaurant that also serves Middle Eastern and Turkish fare, Liman gained popularity when they received five star reviews over and over again on TripAdvisor - making it the number #1 restaurant in all of London!
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Liman is owned by a Kurdish couple who each have their own specialty in the kitchen, and with continuous effort has since become one of the best places to get delicious skewers of grilled meats (kebabs), hummus and sweet home made baklava in London. Not a fan of meat? They also offer various vegetarian and fish dishes so there’s something for everyone to choose from! Halal status: No pork is served in the restaurant, however they do serve alcohol. Phone: 020 3583 6442 Address: 60 Penton Street, London, N1 9PZ Website | Instagram
3. Dishoom, Covent Garden
Dishoom sounds like an epic Indian action movie you’d be thrilled to watch. Well it's quite close to that. Dishoom is actually an Indian restaurant, or rather, a Bombay Café (or an Irani Café) similar to those which flourished during the old British India times. It's décor is indeed Indian with a modern twist. You’re bound to spend your time there looking through the olden portraits around the restaurant, admiring the little details put in to make it feel thoroughly sophisticated.
And just like the décor, the food is well up to par! Serving delicious curries, naan breads and other dishes you’d expect to find in India, the food at Dishoom is amazing and will leave you salivating for more, the moment you leave! What’s best is that Dishoom is verified halal! Do take note that they do serve pork, but there is no cross contamination between all halal and non halal products! Halal status: Alcohol is served in the restaurant Phone: 020 7420 9320 Address: 12 Upper St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9FB Website | Instagram
4. Red Iron Burgers
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Time to enter the realm of juicy slabs on meats in between buns… yes, you guessed it! We’re talking about some of the best halal gourmet burgers in London. Clinching one of the top places is Red Iron Burgers, with its wide array of burgers available for everyone to choose from!
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Expect the juiciest burgers that will give you foodgasms with every bite! They’re massive, mind you, so you’ll be leaving the burger joint full and happy. Nothing prepackaged here, as all patties are made fresh with quality ingredients! Did we mention that everything here is halal? Another big yessss for all you burger lovers out there! They also have a couple of food challenges for all you thrill seekers out there, so be sure to enquire and who knows, your meal for the day could be on the house? ;) Phone: 018 9527 4624 Address: 280 High Street, Uxbridge UB8 ILQ Website| Instagram If all the meat options we've presented to you does not satisfy your palette, perhaps these top five Muslim-friendly restaurants in London will. I mean, it's written by a local Londoner so..
5. Claridge’s, Brook Street
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What's a trip to London without some delicious English afternoon tea? And what’s an afternoon tea without delicious pastries, finger sandwiches, scones (oh scones!! <3), a swanky setting and well, tea? Claridge’s gives you all that, and a beautiful, decadent setting in an elegant British hotel with beautiful music that’ll leave you relaxed and feeling like royalty!
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It’s not just the food that’ll leave you missing Claridge’s the moment you leave, but the entire expensive experience that’s worth the hefty price tag. If you’re looking for that true English tea experience, this one will be worth every single penny. Bonus points awarded as the meat served in all the afternoon tea is halal here! But be sure to call in and inform the staff 24 hours ahead to ensure no gelatin or alcohol is used! Halal status: Alcohol is served in eatery Phone: 020 7629 8860 Address: Claridge’s, Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR Website| Instagram Good news for tea-lovers! There's plenty of other places which serve Muslim-friendly afternoon tea in London☺️
Our love for burgers and shakes will never die, as another delicious American diner has made it to our list! Tinseltown is famous for its juicy, wholesome halal burgers and smoooooooth milk shakes with flavours like classic vanilla and chocolate to premium ferrero rocher and nutella! YUMS
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Not a fan of burgers? (HOW COULD YOU!?) Indulge in some delicious buffalo wings or cheesy nachos- or take the healthy vegetarian route and order some healthy wraps! There’s something for everyone here, and bonus points as all the meat is certified Halal! Don’t count your calories we say, just indulge and save the gym for tomorrow, okay? Halal status: Halal-certified Phone: 020 7727 3042 Address: 57 Westbourne Grove, W2 4UA Website | Instagram
7. Meat & Shake
With 3 outlets in the UK, Meat & Shake is another convenient alternative for those who want to fulfil their burger and steak desires, and without burning a hole in your pocket! Start your meal with some appetizers from the likes of nachos, sausages, and buffalo wings.
The smoked ribs are cooked slowly in the smoker to give them a spicy, smoky crust. Just look at the tender and juicy ribs, yum!
Another notable dish is the Cool Joe, Mean Joe, Killer Joe that's recently the winner of the National Burger Awards 2017! Topped with both beef and lamb, BBQ ground beef, smoked cheese, chipotle mayo, lettuce and tomato. Mouthful of a name, mouthful of a burger! Status: Halal-certified Address: Refer to this link for a full detailed list of all outlets! Opening hours: Vary depending on outletsInstagram
8. Burger and Lobster
If you've never heard of Burger and Lobster but never been to any outlet, it's time that you pay a visit. The eatery focuses on perfecting 1 to 2 main ingredients, in this case being the burgers and lobsters. With solely these on the menu, you may think there’s little variety to look forward to but you’re wrong!
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Burger & Lobster also specialises in premium 650-700g of fresh lobsters. High quality is definitely not a compromise here. The lobsters are either steamed or grilled and served with chips and salad. Halal status: While the burgers are not halal, the lobsters are safe to eat! Address: Refer to this link for a full detailed list of all outlets! Opening hours: Vary depending on outletsInstagram
9. Zelman Meats
If you're looking for a steakhouse dining experience in London, Zelman Meats is the place to be! This restaurant offers a variety of the finest steaks from around the world, and the best part is that all of their Canadian meat is halal!
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Burger lovers can also feast on the halal juicy Zelman Wagyu burger that includes a 180g Wagyu patty with cheddar cheese, pickles, and sriracha burger sauce! If you're unsure what to do in London, check out our Muslim-Friendly 7D6N London Itinerary! Halal status: Alcohol is served in eatery Phone: 020 7201 8625 Address: 5th Floor, 109-125 Knightsbridge Harvey Nichols, London, SW1X 7RJ Website | Instagram
Another spot to satisfy your meat cravings is Fredo's! Located in East London, Fredo's is a grill restaurant and dessert lounge that serves 100% halal meat options and more. If you're visiting, you should try Fredo's Signature which includes tandoori masal chicken, seasoned beef topped with mozzarella, jalapeños, and red onions! Not a fan of meat? You can opt for their pasta dishes such as the Tandoori Chicken pasta or Creamy Seafood.
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They also offer handmade wood-fired pizzas such as the Pepperoni Delight and Spicy Tandoori Chicken. This grill restaurant also offer vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, making it the best spot to have a meal with your family or friends! Halal status: Halal-certified ingredients used/ingredients from Halal suppliers Phone: +44 20 8478 7888 Address: 823 Romford Rd, London E12 6EA, United Kingdom Website | Instagram
11. Nova Parlour
Located in the bustling street of London and Essex, Nova Parlour offers fusion menu options with phenomenal dining experience! This restaurant offers an array of delectable options, ranging from all-day to brunch menu. This fusion eatery serves unique Asian dishes such as Butter Chicken Pasta and Butter Milk Chicken Burger.
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Looking for meatier options? They also serve Lamb Chops, Sirloin Steaks, and Rib Eye Steaks. You're sure to have a hearty meal with your family and friends when you dine here! Halal status: This restaurant serves halal food but is not halal-certified. Phone: +44 20 8478 4000 Address: 106 Ilford Ln, Ilford IG1 2LD, United Kingdom Website | Instagram
12. Bosphorus Kebabs, South Kensington
If you're planning to visit the Natural History Museum, why not get lunch at Bosphorus Kebabs? This eatery is within walking distance from the Natural History Museum and serves a variety of Turkish as well as Middle Eastern cuisines.
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From Hummus, Choban, Tabbouleh, to, of course, Kebabs, this eatery offers mouth-watering meals that is sure to make your tummy happy! Planning to museum-hop with your friends? Check out these 5 Free Museums You Have To Check Out In London! Halal status: Halal full menu but is not halal-certified Phone: +44 20 8478 4000 Address: 106 Ilford Ln, Ilford IG1 2LD, United Kingdom
13. Rasa Sayang Restaurant
If you're missing Asian cuisines and are craving for spicy Malay food, you should visit Rasa Sayang Restaurant! Located near Covent Garden, you can get a taste of home after a day filled with lively street performances and exciting shopping trips.
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This restaurant offers every Asian dish you can think of, from Hainanese Chicken Rice to Beef Rendang, giving you a break from Western and Middle Eastern cuisines. They also offer Singapore Chilli Prawns and Crabs so you can feel closer to home when you dine here! Halal status: Halal-certified Phone: +44 20 7734 1382 Address: 5 Macclesfield St, London W1D 6AY, United Kingdom Website | Instagram
14. Makan Cafe
Another spot to satisfy your Asian food cravings is at Makan Cafe! Situated near Portobello Road Market, you can head here to get your Malaysian street food fix after a day of bargaining for vintage goods and souvenirs.
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This Muslim-owned restaurant offers affordable local favourites such as Nasi Lemak, Roti Canai, Mee Goreng, and even Chaw Kway Teow in a no-frills setting! Halal status: Muslim-owned Phone: +44 20 8960 5169 Address: 270 Portobello Rd, London W10 5TY, United Kingdom Website | Instagram
15. Guanabana Restaurant
Guanabana Restaurant specialises in South American and Carribean cuisines from Jamaica, Mexico, and Colombia. The best part is that all their meat is 100% halal and it's also located near Camden Town, a bustling market street with an array of shopping options as well as a thriving nightlife scene.
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They offer an extensive menu such as Boneless Jerk Chicken, Mandem Chicken Burger, Jerk Chicken Alfredo, and Curry Lamb! Complete your meal with their Mojito Mocktails or Freshly Squeezed Juice. Halal status: All meat served is 100% halal, Alcohol is served in eatery Phone: +44 20 7485 1166 Address: 85 Kentish Town Rd, London NW1 8NY, United Kingdom Website | Instagram
If you're near Queensway Market, you should check out Normah's! This restaurant serves traditional and authentic Malaysian and Asian dishes, making it the perfect place for those who miss the taste of home.
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You can opt for their signature Assam Pedas Seabass if you're looking for something spicy or go for their Nasi Lemak Beef Rendang. If you prefer noodles, this Muslim-owned restaurant offers Curry Laksa King Prawn and Mee Goreng that's sure to fill your tummy! Normah also provide vegan options such as Curry Laksa Vegan and the Assam Pedas Vegan. Halal status: Muslim-owned Phone: +44 77 7163 0828 Address: Market, Normah's 23-25 Queensway, London W2 4QJ, United Kingdom Website | Instagram
17. CERU Queensway
CERU has opened another eatery in Queensway Market that serves delectable Mediterranean cuisines! CERU Restaurant offers a range of flavourful dishes that highlights the taste of Eastern Mediterranean. Not only that but their intimate and comfortable dining experience makes it a lovely spot for friends or date nights!
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For first-timers, you must try their gluten-free Lamb Shoulder or get a taste of their seafood options such as Spice Battered Squid or Braised Octopus! They also serve Vegetarian menu options such as Sautéed Portobello & Shitake Mushrooms and Vegan menu options like Baharat Spiced Roasted Pumpkin. Halal status: All meat served is halal. Alcohol is served in eatery Phone: +44 20 3195 3002 Address: 11 Queensway, London W2 4QJ, United Kingdom Website | Instagram
18. Duck & Noodle
If you've been to London, Queensway, before, you might be familiar with Noodle Oodle. Well, they underwent an upgrade and came back with a new look and name: Duck & Noodle! This eatery is specialises in hand-pulled Chinese noodles and is known for their Roast Duck La Mian! Credit: @ducknoodlelondon on Instagram The restaurant also offer wonderful wok dishes such as their Hongkong-style Stir-Fried Noodles and Homemade Chilli Stir Fry. You can't leave without trying their all-day long Dim Sums which comes in different fillings such as Steam Prawn Dumplings and Crab Flavour Xiao Long Bao! You can also find vegetarian options here, making it the best place to dine with your friends. Halal status: All meats are halal, however alcohol is served on the premises Phone: +44 20 3879 5300 Address: 106 Queensway, London W2 3RR, United Kingdom Website | Instagram
19. Stax Diner
Situated just off Oxford Street, Stax Diner is the place to go after a long day of shopping! This halal diner offers an extensive range of dishes including their popular Stax Classic Cheese Burger and Fully Loaded Burger. They also offer unique burger options such as the Classic Buttermilk Chicken Burger and Buffalo Chicken Burger. Credit: @staxdiner on Instagram If you're not a fan of burgers, the eatery serves the Infamous Chicken and Waffle as well as Crispy Fried Buttermilk Chicken Strips! For vegans and vegetarians, you can indulge in their available vegan and vegetarian menu that includes BBQ Jackfruit Nachos and their plant-based Moving Mountain Burger. If you're looking for other popular London shopping street, you should check out these 5 Shopping Streets You Have To Visit In London (With Halal Food Nearby!).Halal status: Halal food menu but alcohol is served on the premises Phone: +44 20 7734 3190 Address: 1.7 Kingly Ct, Carnaby, London W1B 5PW, United Kingdom Website | Instagram
20. Wok Boy Bang Bang Chicken
If you're near Camden Market and are looking to indulge in yummy chow mien noodles, Wok Boy is the best place to go! Situated at the west yard of Camden Market, this halal eatery specialises in Chow Mien noodles topped with Korean Fried Chicken.
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Not a fan of noodles? They also serve Spicy Seoul Korean Burger as well as loaded fries for those looking for a snack! You're definitely in for a treat when you pay this eatery a visit. If it's your first time visiting Camden Market, you should check out this Ultimate Muslim-Friendly Guide To London's Camden Lock Market!Halal status: Halal-certified Address: Camden Lock Market, London NW1 8AF, United Kingdom Website | Instagram
21. The Great Chase
The Great Chase is a superb, 100% halal restaurant serving Western cuisine. This is one of the few halal restaurants in London serving top-notch steak. If you're paying them a visit, you should try out their Dry-Aged Sirloin Beef and Slow Roast Lamb Shank and Harissa Gravy!
Additionally, the restaurant also specializes in creating mocktails that contains no alcohol. You can guarantee that there is no alcohol offered here, and everything is 100% halal, making this the perfect spot to indulge in good Western meals with your family or friends! It's also a 12-minute walk away from The Postal Museum, so you can head there after a nice hearty meal. Halal status: 100% halal menu Phone: +44 20 3887 9768 Address: 316 St John St, London EC1V 4NT, United Kingdom Website | Instagram
22. Flip and Sear
Flip and Sear takes burgers to the next level. Their Wagyu burgers are halal and delicious. They also serve it with a side of fries and its amazing sauce! Halal status: Halal-certified Phone: +44 20 3879 5300 Address: 2nd Floor, Hawley Wharf, Water Lane, Camden, London, NW1 8JZ Email: [email protected]
From Indian food to vegetarian fine dining, classic British fish and chips and English afternoon tea, we hope you find this guide to some of the best food places London has to offer! Just like London, the mix and variety of cuisines are vast, but they’re all delicious, colorful and unique in their own, amazing way! Now move along, make the necessary bookings and enjoy your meals! Wipe away your drool now! Tally-ho, and all that sort of thing! <3 Check out these articles when planning your London adventure: