5 Best Restaurants To Have Your Evening Meal While In London (And HALAL!)

By Assia Hamdi | 20, Jun, 2018
5 Best Restaurants To Have Your Evening Meal While In London (And HALAL!)

London is a great city if you're in search for Halal Food at any time of the year.

Halal snacks, budget meals, quick dessert stops, the options are endless if you know where to go. Here, I'll tell you exactly where to go to experience the fully lit, bustling streets of halal cafes to delicious restaurants and great food spots.

1. Saffron’s Kitchen
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Image Credit: Saffron Kitchen on Facebook

Although quite secluded, the Baltese, Asian and Indian restaurant is an amazing choice that will require reservations and plans to save a spot. The food is so delicious that it’s hard to ever find the restaurant empty, with the packed tables, comes the bustling ambiance that really reminds you of being in a Muslim country. The Main Menu, drinks menu, and dessert Menu out-do most places as you are spoilt for choice from vegetarian options, unique experimental dishes with great flavors, and a wide array of sweet dishes. Whilst you wait for your meal you can even go pray in the prayer room.

What are you waiting for? Saffron’s kitchen has it all.

Address: Saffron Kitchen, 300. Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London, E10 7LD
Opening hours: 5PM to 11PM (Mondays to Sundays)
Website: saffronkitchen.co.uk
Closest prayer place: Prayer room in the restaurant and Masjid Tawhid, Leyton.


2. Melur Restaurant

Melur Restaurant is a traditional Indonesian and Malaysian restaurant with big dishes at low prices. The house specialties include the Singapore Laksa, Nasi Lemak, and a selection of all sorts of exotic curries with various influences. the restaurant is ideal for gatherings with families or friends. The food is the perfect mix of comfort and nutritional value. The Halal restaurant also has a prayer place and an opportunity to reserve the area. Go on spoil yourself with refreshing but flavored delights that will fuel you for the rest of your day.

Address: 175a Edgware Road, London W2 1ET
Opening hours: 12PM to 11PM (Mondays to Sundays)
Website: www.melurlondon.co.uk
Closest prayer place: Masjid Salahuddin and London Central Mosque


3. Al Arez

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Image Credit: Alarez Restaurants London on Facebook

Al Arez spoils you for choice, with more than one restaurant along Edgware road as well as a cafe all around the beautiful Lebanese cuisine. Simply choose for a whole array of beans, chickpeas, spiced potatoes, tender meat, warm soups, refreshing salads, and a whole lot more. Then once you're finished, move along to get some traditional baklava and a cup of Arabic coffee to cleanse your palette. Considered as one of the best Lebanese restaurants in the UK, Al Arez never disappoints. The liveliness of Edgware road, the outdoor cafe seating, and restaurant chairs and tables will transport you to Eastern cities open all night long.

Address: 101 Edgware Road, London W2 2DZ (Al Arez I) / 103 Edgware Road (Al Arez Cafe)
Opening hours: 10AM to 11.30PM / Cafe: 9AM to 1AM (Mondays to Sundays)
Website: www.alarez.co.uk
Closest prayer place: Masjid Salahuddin and London Central Mosque

4. Woks Cooking Halal Chinese Restaurant

It’s not as easy to find Halal Chinese cooking on a level that is authentic but New Wok’s cooking brings you authentic Chinese cuisine. The menu offers a great variety of noodle dishes, rice dishes, and Thai dishes. If you can’t make up your mind, then personalized recommendations can be made. Not to forget the set meals available to share. From Prawns to duck, dinner at New Wok is an experience within itself, moving away from what is generally available in the Halal restaurant market in London but reassuring you with immense flavor and choice.

Address: 1453 London Road | Norbury, London SW16 4AQ, England
Opening hours: 3PM to 11PM (Mondays to Fridays)
                          1PM to 11PM (Saturdays & Sundays)
Website: www.newwoks.com
Closest prayer place: Norbury Muslim Centre, Streatham Hill Masjid

5. Spice Village

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Image Credit: Spice Village Tooting on Facebook

One of my personal favorites and a restaurant that has evolved over the years, so much so it is reputed amongst Muslims and Non- Muslims. Ideally located on Tooting high street, the Ramadan ambiance can truly be felt outside on the street as well as inside the restaurants bustling luxurious exterior. With all the classic Asian dishes as well as more elaborate meals, if Spice village can cater to Hilton hotels, Newbury racecourse, and Marriott Resorts, it will definitely not disappoint you. In addition to their grand repertoire, a sign that a restaurant serves authentic delicious food is confirmed when the restaurant is filled with people from the country. 

Address: 32 Upper Tooting Rd, London SW17 7PD
Opening hours: 12PM to 12AM (Saturdays to Thursdays)
                          2PM to 12AM (Fridays)
Website: www.spicevillage.co.uk
Closest prayer place: Tooting Islamic Centre, Gatton Mosque


Currently a History and Arabic student with a huge ambition and passion for travelling. Inshallah, my hope is to see the beautiful world God has created and share the beauty with you lovely readers.

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