London is the most multi-cultural city in the world with over 200 languages spoken here.  It offers cuisines from all corners of the world and the dining scene is ever-evolving and caters for all palettes!  It is not surprising then that a wide range of halal restaurants can also be found here, offering quick bites as well as fine dining.  Note:  For those who do not know, Halal describes the Muslim diet and is somewhat similar to the Kosher diet of Jews.

In recent years the number of halal restaurants and take aways have exploded. Areas of London with a high ethnic population especially from the Indian sub continent will have halal eateries (Southall, Green Street etc). Even some branches of KFC are halal (check for the halal certificate). You will even find halal outlets at popular tourist areas such as Leicester Square.


Cafe Nouf : 8 Lower grosvenor Place, in belgravia westminster, 5 min wlak from Victoria train, underground station and Buckingham Palace, serves Lebanese halal food and shisha, has an arabesque oriental seating area. Close to Victoria palace theatre and Apollo Theatre.

cafe nouf


Brick Lane (aka BanglaTown) is frequented by city workers looking for a quick bite or more formal meal in one of the many Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants.  It is probably the place with the highest number of Halal restaurants on one stree, however it is advisable to ask for verbal confirmation or asking to see a halal certiciate being displayed:

Cafe Naz (46 - 48 Bricklane, London E1 6RF)
Buffet at lunch time and a la carte in the evenings.  Simple, delicious food.  Medium price range.

Sweet & Spicy (40, Brick Lane, London E1 6RF). 
Hole-in-the wall café serving hot and snacks such as pakoras and samosas. 

Other Halal Indian restaurants can be found all over London.  Some favourites are:

Ginger Restaurant (115 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UP.  Nearest tube: Notting Hill Gate).  
Delicious, Bangladeshi food prepared by chef, Albert Gomes, of the five-star Sonargoan Hotel in Dhaka.  Average price. 

Chutney Mary (535 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 0SZ. Nearest Tube: Fulham Broadway). 
An upscale restaurant serving non-typical Indian food with a fusion element to it.  Expensive but nice for special occasions or corporate dinners.

Also check out Maida Restaurant. Again about 30 seconds from the end of brick lane. Amazing REAL Indian cuisene.

Levant (Jason Court off Wigmore Street, 76 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2SJ Nearest tube: Bond Street). 
Exotic surroundings and top rated food make this a must visit.  Pretty pricey but worth it.

Fairuz (27 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London W2 4UA.  Nearest tube: Bayswater).
Intimate atmosphere with great food and even better service.   Average price.


Sofra (36 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB.  Nearest tube: Covent Garden). 
One of three very popular restaurants in the West End. Perfect for pre-theatre meal.  All are reasonably pricey with fresh, delicious food. 

Other locations:

Sofra - Mayfair 18 Shepherd Street, Mayfair, London W1J 7JG.  Nearest tube: Green Street (offers outside seating for people watching)
Sofra - St. Christopher's Place 1 St. Christopher's Place, Bond Street, London W1U 1LT. Nearest tube: Bond Street

Pan Asian 

Bintang ( 93 Kentish Town road, London NW1 8NY. Nearest tube: Camden Town).

spanning over 25 years, Bintang Restaurant has been at the fore front of Pan asian fusion cuisine. Specialising in delicacies from Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan & Philippines.

 BBQ Duck Gao Bao aka Taiwanese Taco

 French Fine Dining

La Sophia combines French Mediterranean cuisine with unique Palestinian ingredients, served up in a popular Notting Hill location. Boasting an entirely Halal menu, the restaurant is an oasis of calm, nestling in the bustle of the Golborne Rd, a mere stones throw from Portobello Road.  Private Dining room is available for hire any day of the week. 

Address: 46 Golborne Road, Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom