Top 5 halal restaurants in London
It’s the city where it’s pretty much possible to find any type of world cuisine and cooking method, and halal restaurants in London are in plentiful supply. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best, from Michelin-starred fine dining, to hip new openings and long-established London favourites.
Indian restaurant, Benares is a supremely elegant hideaway in Mayfair. All of the lamb and chicken on the Benares menu is halal, and recipes taking a journey through the Indian subcontinent: expect the likes of Delhi-style tandoori chicken with a fine dining twist, and smoked lamb cutlets with winter vegetables and Rogan jus.
2. Souk Medina
Spread over 3 floors, Souk Medina is a longstanding hideaway in Covent Garden, serving a plethora of North African cuisine. The souk-style dining room is filled with rich fabrics, eclectic artefacts and chunky wood furnishings, while favourites from the menu include mixed grills, sizzling Merguez sausages and mixed shawarma.
Alternatively, try their sister restaurant Souk Bazaar near Covent Garden.
A family-run restaurant in Notting Hill, Zayane blends Moroccan and British influences in its diverse halal menu. Awarded a Plate in the Michelin Guide, the creations are authentic and impressive, with dishes including poussin tagine with potato dumplings and pea custard, or Zayane’s signature cous cous with lamb and mixed vegetables.
4. The Famous Curry Bazaar
Another Brick Lane favourite, The Famous Curry Bazaar is a family-owned restaurant specialising in Indian and Bangladeshi recipes. Finished in the traditional clay oven, signature halal favourites include the much-lauded and endlessly succulent butter chicken, and lamb tikka.
5. The Great Chase
The Great Chase
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The Great Chase serves flavour-packed, inventive dishes using the finest, freshest ingredients. Prime meats and seasonal game lead the menu, which includes dishes like 32-day dry-aged Angus steaks with beef dripping butter, and buttermilk chicken with pickled watermelon, seaweed and sesame.