Best Halal Restaurants In London

From sleek West End kitchens offering innovative fusion dishes to fancy dining in East London and popular Soho haunts, this city is filled with places that are ready and waiting to cook up a delicious feast, the halal way. You just need to know where to look. We're giving you a helping hand by compiling a list of the best London halal restaurants.

Some listed restaurants may not be entirely halal; please check with your server for available options.

Last edited by Lauren Cole

Last updated on 10th July 2024




Kenza Restaurant and Lounge

2 for £16.00 Cocktails and 1 other offer

Meaning 'treasure' in Arabic, Kenza Restaurant and Lounge is a beautiful spot for authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. Not only can you watch as talented belly-dancers perform every night, but you'll also love the beautiful decor which includes hand-crafted beaded lamps, plush velvet seating and floral displays. As for the menu? Tuck into hot or cold mezze plates, as well as some larger dishes, featuring everything from charcoal-frilled chicken to halloumi with figs.

Pizza Pilgrims Hyde Park

The Full Pilgrimage £29.50 per person and 1 other offer

Looking for cheap halal restaurants in London? Located just a two-minute walk away from Queensway Station, this cult pizza hotspot serves up Neapolitan pies, Nutella rings, and so much more. Having slung out scrumptious slices for many years now, some might say that Pizza Pilgrims have perfected the art. And now? They're offering halal pizzas, made using vegetarian mozzarella and beef pepperoni, cooked in a separate section of the oven. Light, chewy, crispy and oh-so-tasty - get ready to drool.

Gallio

For Mediterranean fare that is 100% halal, check out Gallio in Canary Wharf, the ultimate foodie destination offering an array of flavourful dishes in a communal-style setting. This airy and contemporary restaurant is sprinkled with pretty accents of blue and serves up a mean selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options - perfect for any occasion. With plates like loaded falafel pitas, harissa chicken flatbreads, lamb kofte pilaf bowls, 'nduja pizzas and plenty of mezze on the menu, you'll leave with your tummy full and your soul satisfied.

Sherlock: The Official Live Game

Fancy a halal afternoon tea in Shepherd's Bush, with a little added theatrics? Sherlock: The Official Live Game is offering you the chance to work together as a team to solve a mini-mystery, and you won't be going hungry while you do so, that's for sure. As you play, scoff down a seriously tasty selection of sarnies, cakes and scones; we're talking freshly made savouries like cream cheese salmon pretzels, homemade sweets such as hazelnut choux buns, black forest cupcakes, lemon tarts and much more. Take a break from the daily grind and head over for a cup of tea and mystery-solving.

Brigit’s Bakery Covent Garden

If you're in the mood for an afternoon tea, Brigit's Bakery Covent Garden offers delightful halal options. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden to indulge in sweet and savoury French pastries, tonnes of Champagne and all sorts of baked goodies in a calm, feminine oasis. Nibble on a pretty selection of minty cucumber and cream cheese finger sandwiches, lemon meringue cakes and freshly baked scones, all washed down with artisan tea. Plus, if you're catching a show, this chic bakery also has late-supper deals on Thursdays to Saturdays with charcuterie, cheese, homemade lasagne, cake, and more.

Kanishka

One of the prettiest restaurants on our list and a cut above the rest, Kanishka is a great shout if you're looking for halal restaurants in Mayfair. Led by masterchef Atul Kochhar, the menu showcases all kinds of food across each Indian region, serving flavour-packed dishes in a swanky environment decked out in bold patterns and striking blue hues. Along with a whole host of vegetarian goodies like angoori aloo and khari paneer tikka, the venue's lamb and chicken dishes, such as the Kashmiri roganjosh and Purani Dilli Ka butter chicken are all halal. P.S. You need to try the Hindostanee biryani; it is incredibly appetising.

Souk

Offering North African-inspired cuisine and quirky interiors decorated with lanterns and doused in authentic Moroccan charm, Covent Garden's Souk is the place to be for something a little different from your average meal out. Here, you have shisha, exotic drinks, belly dancing shows and mouthwatering food like merguez couscous, deep-fried calamari, marinated chicken wraps and lamb tagine. 

Tigerbay Hanger Lane

Perfectly placed just a stone's throw from Hanger Lane station, Tigerbay is one of the best halal restaurants in London with a view. A vibey shisha lounge with live entertainment offering a taste of Lebanon, they offer authentic cold mezze dishes, gourmet plates, and mixed platters like shish touk, tabouleh, and moussaka 'til 1.30am. To make the deal even sweeter? There's also an extensive array of desserts, milkshakes, freshly squeezed juices, and knockout mocktails to match.

Ping Pong - Various Sites, London

Dumplings and mocktails, anyone? Ping Pong is a dim sum restaurant with venues sprinkled all over the city, from Soho to Southbank. Their menu is largely halal, offering traditional Chinese favourites with a twist, such as hand-crafted black prawn dumplings, creamy chicken noodle soup, crispy tofu curry, griddled beef gyozas and crispy truffle-laced spring rolls. Whether you're in the mood for a foodie mate date, an overdue work catch-up, or a birthday celebration, this joint has got you covered like a cosy dumpling wrapper.

Colonel Saab

A striking Holborn institution fit for a maharaja, Colonel Saab is not only one of the most eye-catching restaurants in the city, but it also slings out seriously scrumptious munch. Flaunting jaw-dropping decor complete with crystal chandeliers, century-old antiques and burnt red walls, the charm of this swish haunt lies in its food, a perfect blend of different cuisines from all over India. Wolf down cracking curries, delectable dosas, and so much more, such as the signature confit cauliflower in a creamy saffron sauce, khubani aloo tikka chaat and South Indian homestyle nadan meen curry. What makes it even better? The whole menu is halal.

Honest Burgers Spitalfields

Home to laid-back interiors, quality ingredients and succulent patties, Honest Burgers Spitalfields is an excellent choice for those after halal restaurants by Liverpool Street. Head inside, where you'll get to feast on home-made mouthwatering plates using free-range chicken and vegetables with a side of rosemary chips, as well as excellent cocktails and craft beers. We'd recommend a helping of the Buffalo, filled with cereal fried chicken breast, American cheese, buffalo sauce, ranch mayo, and pickles.

Chai Ki

Looking for fancy halal restaurants in London? Brought to you by the masterminds behind Roti Chai, Chai Ki is a stunning dining destination in Canary Wharf that champions cuisine from all around the Indian sub-continent but with a twist. The high-ceilinged, industrial-style interiors and vibrant atmosphere make it the perfect place to gather with friends and family. Head over for a shared feast of old Delhi chicken biryanis, Tibetan-inspired chicken momos, Bombay bhel chaats and lamb samosas. P.S. Don't forget to save some room for their fragrant mocktails and uber-sweet desserts to complement the tasty food.

Meathouse London

Get ready to meat your new favourite steakhouse. Not your average fillet spot, Meathouse is a brick-clad restaurant specialising in prime cuts, gourmet burgers and juicy halal meats of all kinds served alongside sumptuous sides of mac 'n' cheese, onion rings and creamy mash. Whether you're in the mood for a leisurely brunch, a quick lunch, or a hearty dinner, their perfectly cooked plates bursting with flavour are sure to satisfy your carnivorous cravings.

Steak and Company Piccadilly Circus

LUNCH SPECIALS from £12.95 and 1 other offer

Steak and Company, located in the bustling Piccadilly Circus, is an intimate and swanky destination famous for its do-it-yourself hot stone experiences that let you cook meat to your preferred level of doneness. With sliced ribeye fillet or sirloin on offer, alongside mains ranging from Beyond Meat burgers to chicken schnitzel and more, this steakhouse is the perfect cosy haunt for a hearty meal with pals or the whole family.

Meat & Shake Tooting

When you're thinking of affordable halal restaurants in London, don't forget Meat & Shake to get your burger fix in style. A trendy street eatery set in a steakhouse layout fit with booths and bare brick walls, this Tooting haunt dishes out meaty American-inspired nosh packed with tonnes of flavour. These wood fire-loving pros are barbecuing everything from beef brisket, smoked ribs and jerk chicken burgers to sirloin steak at their humble abode, complete with dirty fries and creamy milkshakes so good, they'll make your mouth water.

Mowgli Charlotte St

Halal restaurants in Central London rarely come as pretty as Mowgli. Make your way over to the unique fairy-lit Indian restaurant spread across three floors to chomp on scrumptious dishes, which range from street meats like Gunpowder chicken and Aunty Geeta's prawn curry to ruby wraps and tiffin boxes filled with dahl and bunny chow. After you're done smashing the flavourful goods, grab a masala espresso martini or chai rum sling cocktail for a sweet end to a tasty meal.

Gymkhana

After great food in a fancy setting? Gymkhana is a brilliant shout. Homely, relatable Indian dishes made using the finest ingredients are served with both panache and familiarity in a swish and intimate dimly-lit setting at this two Michelin-starred eatery. If you choose to tuck into the meat dishes, it's the chicken, lamb and goat that are verified halal. We'd recommend the tandoori masala chops with walnut chutney and the kasoori chicken tikka. Yum, yum.

Arepa & Co Haggerston

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Looking for a fun spot to chow down on some authentic Venezuelan cuisine? Arepa & Co in Haggerston, Stockwell and Bethnal Green serves up some seriously tasty dishes, including cachapas, arepas and rice bowls, all topped with your choice of tasty stuffing like pabellon, pernil, del campo, and so much more in a colourful, tropical setting. Plus, they offer halal chicken and beef as well as plenty of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options so everyone can enjoy their flavourful bites and delights with no hesitation.

Vinegar Yard

Stomach rumbling for a seriously banging burger? Like, the kind where you don't even notice the sauce dripping down your arm? Yeah, that sounds kinda good. Well, over at outdoor street food and drinks space Vinegar Yard, Nanny Bill's and Baba G's are both halal-friendly joints slinging out goods like mustard-glazed The Dalston Dip and beefy The Lone Naga Warrior burger. Grab a bun and immerse yourself in the host of activities on offer, from pop-up shops to art installations and more.

Megan's - Various Sites

If you're after halal restaurants in London, then check out Megan's, which boasts venues in Chiswick, Battersea and beyond. Blooming with flora and decorated with twinkling fairy lights, this dining place promises everything from elderflower mocktails to famous brunches and Mediterranean eats. Step inside these cosy haunts, where you'll get to chow down on 'posh' kebabs, grilled meats and veggie-themed bowls.

Balans - Various Sites

If you're in need of mouthwatering halal eats, then head over to Balans Cafe Bar, which is located across the city, from Kensington to Stratford. Cosmopolitan, cosy and charming, these yummy restaurants plate up modern British treats with global influences 'til the wee hours of the morning. Whether you fancy all-day brunch delights like lobster benedict or delish dinner plates such as pan-fried chicken risotto with roasted chestnuts, this joint has got you covered.

Pawsitive Cafe

DOGGIE BIRTHDAY CAKE. and 1 other offer

The perfect spot for those who want to indulge in great coffee and tasty food while hanging out with their furry friends, Pawsitive Cafe in Notting Hill is a bright, light-filled space promoting positivity with a genuine focus on mental well-being. Offering pretty pastel seating, gorgeous greenery and a calming atmosphere, this cafe also has a good choice for halal Malaysian plates. We're talking nasi lemak, beef rendang with rice, and fried spiced chicken. A great shout if you're looking for more halal-friendly bites.

Anokha

Anokha, meaning unique in Hindi, is one of the best halal Indian restaurants in London, thanks to this sleek haunt plating up authentic flavours with a contemporary twist in a luxurious atmosphere. Exuding sophistication with its dark colour palette and moody lighting, the menu at this eatery includes everything from curries like chicken tikka masala and lamb jalfrezi cooked in homemade sauces to achari lamb chops served with Kashmiri chillies. But that's not all; this converted, Grade II-listed tea warehouse is also delving out stunning drinks to match.

Benares Restaurant & Bar

Benares Restaurant & Bar is a Michelin-starred powerhouse worth checking out if you're celebrating Ramadan or looking for halal-friendly places. Located in the posh Berkeley Square, this is not your average Indian restaurant; it's a glitzy, luxurious dream, decorated with traditional furniture and a gorgeous pond filled with fresh flowers, serving a unique menu full of high-quality delights. Make your way through a range of dishes from vegetable samosas and Batak curries to Lucknowi-style Scottish lobster yakhni pulao and much more.

Jamavar

Spend your evening feasting on curries and small plates influenced by regions across India at Michelin star Jamavar. Recreating authentic Indian flavours and dishes in a gorgeous venue spread across two floors, this Mount Street haunt's decor takes inspiration from the Viceroy's house in New Dehli during the British Raj. The Hyde Park venue has a whole host of menus to choose from, including tasting menus, lunchtime bites and a la carte plates featuring delicacies like beef uppu uthappam, lobster neeruli and tulsi chicken tikka hand-crafted by head chef Rohit Ghai.

MEATliquor Mayfair

Craving gut-busting burgers and filthy cheesy fries to break your nasty diet? MEATLiquour in Mayfair is a no-brainer, plying you with indulgent patties, loaded hot dogs and mountains of chips. Flaunting retro-chic decor and an industrial-esque vibe, their super affordable halal menu features goodies like the fried chicken Cluster Cluck topped with green chilli butter. As for drinks, this joint has a range of yummy shakes and ice cream-topped sodas to indulge in.

Brigadiers

An Indian barbecue haunt and sports bar, Brigadiers offers a wide selection of halal options straight off the grill, cooked using all kinds of fancy equipment like tandoors, charcoal grills and smokers, such as achari beef shortribs and lasooni chicken tikka skewers. Taking inspiration from army mess bars where soldiers gathered to eat, drink and socialise, this fancy spot is reminiscent of quintessential Indian club culture. Swing by after work to watch the match before taking part in an intense game of pool, all while grabbing plenty of non-alcoholic drinks, of course.

Dishoom Shoreditch

Who doesn't hear the name Dishoom and instantly melt with glee? One of the most popular places to eat in the capital, this glamorous restaurant's Shoreditch outpost is treating you to a stunning array of Bombay comfort grub plates using halal lamb and chicken, such as the sizzling seekh kabab, keema pau and famous chicken berry Brittania. A buzzy venue decorated with vintage-style decor, this restaurant is a must-visit for a taste of yummy Indian food reminiscent of Mumbai.

Arabica Bar & Kitchen

A bustling 80-cover bar and restaurant that's perfect for sharing honest grub with all your mates, this Rochester Walk eatery is warm, welcoming and oh-so-yummy. Featuring goodies like halloumi flatbreads, spiced lamb croquettes, chicken and pistachio taouk, and so much more, the sublime eats at Arabica Bar & Kitchen are sure to have you coming back again and again. Swing by this Southwark haunt for a truly decadent lunch or dinner in a rustic environment with bare brickwork, concrete floors and vintage furniture.

Ceru

Get ready for a dining experience like no other at Ceru, the brainchild of serial restaurateur Barry Hilton. The perfect Middle Eastern-inspired destination for all-day dining in a colourful and cosy space, this joint is bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to South Kensington. Complete with a selection of Levantine wines, flavourful small plates like slow-roasted lamb shoulder steak drenched in a 12-spice sauce and plenty of yummy platters, each serving packs one hell of a punch. Plus, be sure to check out their brunch offerings when the weekend rolls around.

Chotto Matte

Situated in the bustling West End, Chotto Matte is an internationally acclaimed beauty slinging out a heavenly selection of Nikkei treats like pollo picante and seabass a la brasa courtesy of executive chef Jordan Sclare. Oozing urban flair and avant-garde design, this place is a feast for the senses with its live sushi counter and fiery robata grill. The best part? It offers halal meat, including chicken, beef and lamb. Perfect for all kinds of occasions, head over for a chill catch-up with friends or a banging birthday.

Hakkasan

If you're a fan of Cantonese cuisine, then this great halal restaurant in London is a must-visit destination for a taste of deliciousness in a shimmering, swanky venue. Hakkasan is a Michelin-starred haunt in Soho, offering a dazzling mix of modern Chinese delicacies. Sporting luxe interiors and a range of world-class dim sum, small plates and show-stopping sharers, this halal-friendly eatery is an excellent choice for date nights with goodies like pan-fried Angus ribeye, Shanghainese-style eel and scallop shumai dumplings on offer.

Hoppers

A Tamil-based restaurant from the siblings behind Gymkhana and Trishna, this flavourful restaurant in Soho is inspired by the characterful roadside shacks of South Asia. Taking you on a gastronomic journey all the way to Sri Lanka, Hoppers may be a restaurant that sits in the contemporary sphere, but it can't get away from those all-important classic spices. Join them for unique takes on dishes you may have heard of before, like kothu roti and karis, enjoying spicy halal chicken and lamb along the way.

Berenjak Borough

Offering a taste of traditional Iranian townhouses found in the rural foothills of the Alborz mountains, Berenjak Borough is one of London's best places for halal food in London, flaunting decadent interiors and twinkling chandeliers. Get stuck into everything from aubergine stew, tandoor baked flatbreads, other halal-style meats like zereshk pollow, and much more. For a front-row seat to all the foodie action, settle down by the open kitchen on the ground floor, or if you're feelin' fancy, head on up to the Iranian-style dining room to feast with your whole crew.

Maison Bab

Prepare to kebab like a king at Maison Bab - a modern, upmarket restaurant all about serving sexy, Middle Eastern flavours in a swoon-worthy location. Along with vegan and vegetarian goodies, this Covent Garden beauty takes its inspiration from old-school, authentic kebab houses and offers halal alternatives for several of its gourmet minced meats and Korean fried chicken. From the lamb adana to the vegan slow-grilled celeriac shish with carrot puree and crispy onions, trust us when we say you'll be in great hands.

Cinnamon Bazaar

Cinnamon Bazaar is cooking up a storm in their kitchens across the city, but it's their Maiden Lane location, one of the top halal restaurants in Covent Garden, that we deem the prettiest as it's decked out in bright and colourful decor with painted walls and drapes reminiscent of an actual market. Gaze at the truly gorgeous decor while tucking into aromatic and inventive Indian dishes like bhalla papdi chaat, copra patties, tandoor kings prawns, Jaipur-style okra and much more. Feelin' fancy? They even have an Indian-style afternoon tea or chaat trolley to satisfy all your cravings.