Every year, hundreds of restaurants open up across the capital; from Uyghur to Nigerian cuisines, London has a home for them all. Out of all of these openings, only a handful are halal and some are so under the radar that finding them is near impossible! So, we’ve made life a little easier for you and done the research.
Here is a list of all the new halal restaurants in London. Be sure to bookmark this page as it will be updated continuously.
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PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK THE HALAL STATUS OF ANY RESTAURANT ON THIS LIST BEFORE YOU VISIT AS THE SUPPLIERS AND COOKING METHODS MAY HAVE CHANGED SINCE THIS POST WAS PUBLISHED.
KARAMAY UYGHUR, HACKNEY
Another Uyghur restaurant is hitting London this weekend and is the second branch of their popular outpost in Leicester. You’ll be able to order typical Uyghur dishes like big plate chicken and those juicy, mouthwatering lamb skewers, but also deep-fried crispy lamb ribs with chillies and onion, and aromatic duck too. They’ll be opening on 23rd November.
The halal: All meats served are halal. No alcohol present.
Address: 151 Homerton High Street, London, E9 6AS
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MARKET HALL WEST END, OXFORD STREET
After the popularity of Victoria and Fulham market hall, they decided to take it one step further and open a humongous space on Oxford street. You can find the usual suspects like Gopal’s Corner (same people behind Roti King) and Hotbox (smoked barbeque goods), plus other fun ventures like Goodbird (both fried and rotisserie chicken) and Cookdaily (vegan). It is perfect for when you’re shopping till you’re dropping and need a pick me up.
Halal Status: Gopal’s corner and Goodbirds serve a full halal menu. Hotbox serves halal brisket and chicken. Cookdaily has a fully vegan menu. Alcohol is present on the premises.
Address: 9 Holles Street, London, W1G 0BN
SIMPLICITY BURGER, BRICK LANE
If you’re thinking of cutting down your meat consumption but still want to indulge in good food, the new vegan/vegetarian Simplicity Burger on Brick Lane is where you need to go. Neil Rankin, who is behind several meaty joints like Temper and Pitt Cue, is the mastermind behind Simplicity Burger and takes a no-waste stance, so he’ll be using the ‘seconds’ from Natoora, a worldwide produce supplier, and compostable plates too.
Halal Status: No meats served at it is fully vegetarian/vegan. Alcohol is present.
Address: 202 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA
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BOROUGH MARKET KITCHEN, SOUTHWARK
Borough Market is introducing a new open-air food court concept – the Borough Market Kitchen – with up to 25 food traders and a large communal dining area for up to 200 covers. Every dish on each of the traders’ menus must incorporate at least 30% of the seasonal produce supplied at the market and to keep it even more sustainable, they’re banning single-use plastic. From Singaporean to Middle Eastern, there is an abundance and variety of food options to keep everyone in your group happy.
Halal Status: Kubbeh by Juma Kitchen will have a full halal menu. MeiMei does serve halal but changes supplier so best to check on the day what is halal. Gujarati Rasoi and Horn OK Please are both fully vegetarian stands. Alcohol is present on the premises.
Website: borough market.org.uk
Address: Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL
CHARRED FOOD TRUCK, SPITALFIELDS
If you work around Liverpool Street and are fed up with the usual Pret, Itsu, and Costa Coffee options, add some jazz to your life and find the Charred food truck in Spitalfields. The barbecue focused menu consists of fresh 14-hour smoked brisket or chicken served with naan or lentil and pearl barley, plus sauces of your choice. There is also an aubergine option for any vegetarians out there. Technically, they’ve been open since September but we only came across them now!
Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No alcohol served.
Address: Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, London, E1 6EW
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MOI MOI ISLAND, KENTISH TOWN
Moi Moi is the new Caribbean kid in town from the inventive team behind Guanabana, Bintang, and Mamasons. They’ll be serving up platters of hot jerk chicken or tender beef suya over rice, fully loaded chickpea roti wraps, plus crunchy chicken wings too. Don’t forget to add the dynamite hot sauce to really make it a Moi Moi experience! Although Moi Moi isn’t strictly a sit-down restaurant, they have a couple of tables where you can have a quick meal – the perfect pick up after hanging out at Camden Market.
Halal Status: All meats are halal. No pork or alcohol served.
Address: 81 Kentish Town Road, Camden, London, NW1 8NY
COPPER CHIMNEY, WESTFIELD LONDON
Copper Chimney has been serving delicious North Indian delicacies to their lucky patrons in India since 1972. Now, we’re in for a treat as they have just opened up their first UK branch in Westfield London last week! Pack mum and dad in the car, and head on over there to indulge in classics like butter chicken, Amritsari shrimp, and crunchy Delhi-style fried chicken. The bonus is that they are working with Action against Hunger and have already helped 51 villages in India fight malnutrition.
Halal Status: All meats are halal. No pork but alcohol served.
Address: Copper Chimney, Unit 1028 – Southern Terrace, Westfield London, Ariel Way, Shepherds Bush, London – W12 7GA
BAO KITCHEN, HARRODS
Feeling particularly boujee this weekend? Head on down to Bao Kitchen in Harrods for a quick Asian street food experience, where you can tuck into wagyu beef bao buns and prawn and truffle dumplings after a bout of luxury shopping. Just be sure to head there early as their last order is 8:30pm Monday to Saturdays and 5:30pm on a Sunday!
Halal Status: All meats are halal. Pork and alcohol served.
Address: Fourth Floor, Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL
Move over Cafe Helen, there is a new shawarma joint on the scene. Arma are serving up good quality, free range shawarmas to the masses on Dean Street. What makes them stand out? Think rib-eye beef shawarmas, freshly made falafels, salad bowls, and everything is made fresh on site every morning, meaning no frozen goods!
Halal Status: All meat served here are halal. No pork or alcohol served.
Address: 33 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 4PW
If you are familiar with Nas’s song “Fried Chicken”, then you’ll know he’s a big fan of fried chicken and has even endorsed a chain of fried chicken shops called Sweet Chick. After it’s roaring popularity in the states, they’ve brought Sweet Chick to London and found a cosy home for it in Fitzrovia. The waffles here are lovely and fluffy, with a nice crisp, and are probably the best halal chicken and waffles you will find in London. Opt for the Nashville style chicken and waffles or even the buffalo, and you’re good to go.
Halal status: Chicken is halal. Pork and alcohol served.
Address: 8 Market Place, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8AG
ARABICA KX, KINGS CROSS
Last month, Arabica Bar and Kitchen opened up their new sister restaurant, Arabic KX, in, well, King’s Cross. The beef shish is shockingly good – every bit as juicy as it looks – crunchy falafel salad, the creamy truffle and mushroom manousheh, and the beef and bone marrow arayes are worth ordering to share too! They will also be serving brunch every weekend featuring buckwheat pancakes and an Arabica fry up using their own house-cured lamb bacon. Please note, just the Arabica in King’s Cross serves halal meat on their lunch and dinner menus, and the brunch is halal in both branches.
Halal Status: Beef and lamb is halal. No pork but alcohol served.
Address: Arabica KX, 7 Lewis Cubitt Walk, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4AD