London is one of our dream cities to visit and we thought it was time to feature some of the awesome halal selections in the heart of the city! And who best to introduce the top restaurants in London than a local Londoner? Say hello to HGAT (Halal Girl About Town) as she tells us which are her go-to restaurants in London!
Disclaimer: When HGAT visits these restaurants, she calls ahead of time to find out what food is halal. She also verifies this when she gets to the restaurant but please validate this yourselves before you visit the restaurants that she has blogged about.
Along the famous curry mile of Brick Lane lies Stickywings, an American chicken wings restaurant that provides you with the perfect comfort food. The menu is short and sweet with the main focus on their popular, fried, crunchy chicken wings that come in four different flavours: Jerk Twist, Buffalo, Hot Chilli, and Barbeque. These wings are outstanding – moist and full of flavour – but a secret gem is their bagel beef burger; a hefty beef patty sandwiched between two pieces of soft bagel bread. Don’t leave without a portion of their creamy profiterole cheesecake!
Address: 40 Brick Lane, London E1 6RF, United Kingdom
Directions: Closest tube station:Aldgate East. Follow the map below for a short walk to Stickywings.
Mon – Thu: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
2. The Meat Company aka The Meat Co.
After walking around Shepherds Bush Westfield, head down to the Meat Company, one of London’s best halal steakhouses. The South African restaurant has a special halal menu dominated with perfectly cooked and juicy steaks but the mouth melting beef ribs and skewers aren’t to be missed either. Booking is essential and you can opt to sit in a fully halal area where no alcohol or non-halal products from the standard menu are served.
Address: Unit 1026 | Westfield, Shopping Centre Shepherds Bush,London W12 7GA, England
Directions: Closest tube station: Shepard’s Bush Follow the map below for a short walk to The Meat Co.
Opening Hours: Monday – Sat 11am – 11.30pm, Sunday 11am – 10.30pm
Looking for a good halal weekend brunch? Christopher’s Grill in Covent Garden will provide classic American staples such as mouth-watering wagyu beef burgers, steak and eggs, and a decadent chocolate french toast (this is to die for!). They also serve a reasonably priced pre and post theatre menu in the event that you’ll be going for a show in one of Covent Garden’s theatres. Please make sure you request halal chicken when making a reservation; the beef and lamb is halal.
For Reservations: +44 208 749 5914, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 18 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7DD, United Kingdom
Directions: Closest tube station: Covent Garden. Follow the map below for a short walk to Christopher’s
Brunch – 11.30am – 3.30pm (Saturday & Sunday)
One of Britain’s most iconic staples is the curry house therefore you can’t leave London without visiting one. One of the most refined and loved Indian restaurants in London, Gymkhana is situated in the polished Mayfair and their Michelin star is seen in some of the more popular dishes such as the creamy potato chaat, the deliciously soft lamb chops, and their aromatic kid goat keema. You will need to book plenty of time in advance but if it isn’t possible, try out Trishna (££££) or the original Lahore Kebab House (££) on Commercial Road.
For Reservations: +44 (0)20 3011 5900, email@example.com
Address: 42 Albemarle Street, London, United Kingdom
Directions: Closest tube station: Green Park. Follow the map below for a short walk to Gymkhana.
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12PM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-10:30PM, Closed on Sundays.
Located just around the corner from the colourful shisha cafes of Edgware Road lies Kurobuta, an establishment that provides Japanese junk food at it’s finest. From juicy tea-smoked lamb chops to tiny wagyu sliders and tuna sashimi pizzas to excellent yellowtail sashimi, you are literally spoilt for choice on the menu. All you need to do is give them a ring 72 hours in advance to order the halal meat and Kurobuta will go out of their way to provide you with an excellent dining experience!
For Reservations: 0203 475 4158, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 17-20 Kendal Street, London, W2 2AW
Directions: Closest tube station: Marble Arch. Follow the map for a short walk to Kurobuta.
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 12noon to 10:30pm
One of my favourite dessert spots right in the heart of central. Imagine a soft, sweet waffle with a slightly crunchy outside and smothered with a healthy amount of nutella – that is Wafflemeister for you! Located right next to Bond Street Station, these waffles provide you with the perfect pick-me-up after a hard day of shopping or a sweet ending after a meal.
Address: 369 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2JW
Directions: Closest tube station – Bond Street
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, Sundays – 10:00-00:00, Saturday – 09:00-00:00
HGAT is a 22 year old who just graduated with a degree in Economics, although her real passion is food. She loves eating, She loves discovering new restaurants & recipes, and watching all the cooking shows on TV – shame she can’t actually cook, although she’s learning!