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London is a melting pot of flavours and religions, and halal meat plays a big part of religious life for many Muslims living in London. But should a person’s devotion to a Islam and the Koran stop them from having a wealth of wonderful choice when it comes to choosing a great restaurant to book a table at? This is why we’ve come up with a handy list of the top 10 best halal restaurants in London.
Mayfair / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Indian
Benares is one of the finest contemporary Indian restaurants in London. Atul Kochhar, their head chef was the first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star. His cooking involves using classic Indian dishes blended with top quality British ingredients and infused with European cooking ideas. They have an extensive and imaginative menu that caters for all kinds of dietary requirements. Their chicken and lamb dishes are certified Halal. Prepare your taste buds for creative dishes served in a modern setting.
The Meat Co
Shepherds Bush / Restaurant / Cuisine: Steak House
Don't miss the halal Wagyu cut of the day in this Westfield shopping centre restaurant. Apart from the kangaroo and pork, the rest of the meat-filled menu is halal. Feast away on the leading cuts of impeccably grilled beef, flame-grilled skewers and tender ribs, served with salads galore. The venue is set on two levels with a sexy modern interior embracing wood, leather and stone materials. The mosquito mocktail served with fresh mint ensures a sweet finish to your evening.
West End / Restaurant / Cuisine: Indian
Escape the local curry house and sample the hot peppery flavours of India in a Covent Garden setting. Breakfast has never looked so flaming - if you're feeling brave, try the Bombay omelette on fire toast. All ingredients are free range and the lamb and chicken is halal. Catch up with friends and soak up the hipster-like vintage décor, adorned with classic Bollywood posters aplenty. No reservations are taken - so leave plenty of time!
Mayfair / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Turkish
In the high class surroundings of Shepherd Street in Mayfair, Sofra Mayfair offers a simple and healthy meny encouraging customers to share their many meze sharing plates. They have a particular fondness for fish dishes such as their famous squid marinated in vodka. The full menu is halal and masterminded by the perfectionist that is Huseyin Ozer who oversees the ever growing Sofra and Ozer restaurant group. He is a true champion of high quality cuisine.
Mamounia Lounge Knightsbridge
Knightsbridge / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Engage in all things dazzlingly Arabic at Mamounia Lounge. There is also a second branch in Mayfair. All meat on offer is halal, from Lebanese to mezzes and tagines. There is belly dancing and live singing on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday to ignite the buzz. Enjoy the hummus and falafel sensation and watch the live entertainment for just £5. Fresh pressed exotic juices are served during the day and exotic cocktails can be enjoyed by night.
Mayfair / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Asian
This is the place to see and be seen in the heart of Mayfair. It is owned by prolific Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov. It's an extremely spacious venue and contains a lounge, an Italian restaurant and an Asian restaurant. It's very hard to imagine that most tastes are not catered for in these 3 rooms. All the meats served in the Asian room are halal and the chicken and lamb dishes in the Italian room are halal.
Camden / Bar / Cuisine: South American
Kentish Town's Guanabana was one of the first Latin Caribbean restaurants to open in London, and continues to offer a wide range of exotic delights from Colombia, Mexico, Jamaica and beyond - the curry goat and pickled cactus fries are worth a visit alone. All the meat is halal. From the notorious house jerk chicken to its deliciously authentic fajitas, Guanabana is one of the most consistently impressive eateries in North London. The venue?s weekly BBQs and open mic nights don't hurt either.
Camden / Restaurant / Cuisine: Pan Asian
Sandwiched between a nondescript row of shops near Chalk Farm, Bintang is a long-running Camden institution that makes up for its a modest floor space with a heartily informal atmosphere and excellent pan-Asian halal cuisine that transcends the scruffy surroundings, BYOB policy and habitually ear-splitting noise. Try the whole baked sea bass, pad Thai noodles or katsu goujon curry, before adjourning to the pint-sized beer garden for a blueberry mojito mocktail nightcap.
Camden / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Indian
This halal haven can be discovered in Camden town. Tuck into an array of regional yet modern dishes boasting nutrition and flavour. The chargrilled sea bass with smoke-filled mustard oil is the best fish in town. Vegetables range from sesame baby aubergines to mushroom bhajis - take your pick! The grill menu is ginger crazy. Try the Peshwari lamb chops mixed with papaya and fresh ginger followed by the tiger prawns served with a ginger finish. You'll be on fire.
Shoreditch / Restaurant / Cuisine: Thai
One of the most hospitable restaurants in London, Kinkao based in Brick Lane offers one of the largest Thai menus in the city in a relaxed atmosphere and reasonable prices. Their lunch menu starts from just £5.95 and there is no need to worry about catering for dietary requirements. There are numerous vegetarian options on the menu and all the food they serve are fully halal. They are open 7 days a week for both lunch and dinner.
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