Planning a visit to London? Alternatively, you may be moving to London for study or work. As a person looking for Muslim-friendly Halal food in London, you need not look too far. There are many choices available from fine-dining restaurants serving Halal food, to informal cafes and diners serving varied international and local Halal cuisines. So, finding the best Halal food and restaurants in London, UK is not all that hard. Listed below are 5 Halal dining places that will allow you to enjoy a sociable meal with friends and family to accommodate your budget.
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Located at Kingly Court in the heart of Soho at the West End of London, Stax Diner is the first of the Feed Your Soul family of diners in London. Serving patrons authentic home-style cooked cuisine native to the American Deep South, the menu consists of a variety of Halal burgers and sandwiches with side dishes and drinks. Their meats are Halalmaking Stax is an ideal place for the Halal conscientious traveler. Stax is a great place to grab a quick bite between a visit to Soho, but can be crowded and does not accept reservations. Due to limited space, they are also unable to accommodate strollers or pushchairs.
Note: Stax Diner and its sister restaurant – Boondocks near Old Street Station - offer ‘The Ultimate Burger Eating Challenge’ for just £25.
A British-style steakhouse located in the Westfield shopping mall in London has branches in the Middle East and South Africa. With a striking décor, this steakhouse is suitable for groups, a family with children, and business meals. The Meat Co. has a specialist Halal menu comprising entrees, salads, main dishes, and desserts. Their steaks are a must-try, it is after all their specialty, however, their beef ribs and skewers are supposed to be fabulous dishes as well.
Point to note, it is not an exclusive Halal restaurant, however, with a reservation, you can ensure to be seated in their dedicated Halal service area.
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A Caribbean-themed restaurant, Guanabana claims to be a 100% Halal restaurant located in Camden Town, London. Serving a wide range of Latin American and Caribbean dishes, they offer a menu that consists of burgers, grills, steaks, a range of house dishes, salads, sides, and desserts. Diners can also choose from their range of non-alcoholic beverages and cocktails. Guanabana has a special steak offer on Thursday. They also have a brunch menu to suit many palates and are offered from Tuesday to Sunday! The restaurant is suitable for couples, groups, and families.
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Serving a menu comprising British and international cuisine, this fine-dining restaurant serves 100% Halal food and drinks. The cuisine comprises the traditional with a contemporary twist served in an atmosphere that is relaxing yet sophisticated. The restaurant offers Halal Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner menus prepared with fresh Halal ingredients.
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The Sahara Grill chain with three branches around London offers patrons Halal Lunch and Dinner menus comprising appetizers, burgers, grills, steaks, and fish with side dishes. The restaurant also has a choice of Halal desserts and drinks. Only the Whitechapel Branch of the Sahara Grill is open for breakfast with quite an extensive selection to suit many palates. Offering a comfortable and casual atmosphere for spur-of-the-moment dining suitable for groups and couples, the restaurant is also known for its romantic low-lighting seating area for couples and friends celebrating special occasions.
The price range for these eating places varies and can accommodate different budgets from relatively cheap lunches and dinners to an exotic experience for a special occasion dependent on what one orders. Thus, visit their websites to take a look at the menus and prices before making a final selection.
For Muslim travelers looking for Indian, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Turkish and other forms of cuisines there are Halal restaurants and cafes like Bombay Spice, The Iskelé, Halal Restaurant, The Banc, The Pie Factory, House of Ho, Hoppers, etc., to choose from. Take a quick peek at the Halal restaurant reviews in London and make your choice. And if you are looking for a dessert place try the Wafflemeister on Oxford Street in London for a sweet treat!
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