image1Elena is an international speaker, HuffingtonPost contributor and the brains behind the award-winning, a leading travel blog for Muslim Millennials. She loves helping Muslim travelers explore the world in style without breaking the bank.  In this Guest Edit, Elena shares with us her love for steaks and some of her best steak restaurants from around the world!

It is a challenge to find great juicy halal steaks when you are a steak lover. I am always on the lookout for the best Halal steak and meat options when I travel to anywhere in the world.

Here are my Top 5 restaurants where I have had great steaks. If you’re in the area, be sure to put them on your must try list.


oblix restaurant

oblix restaurant-the shard-shangri-la hotel

The Oblix restaurant located on the 32nd floor of The Shard, offers a Fine Dining Halal menu with delicious steaks and of course, with a breathtaking London view.

You can find them here – Level 32, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY

CONA RESTAURANT | BRADFORDCona restaurant-Bradford

Cona is a steakhouse specializing in premium quality steaks and cuts of meat that have literally been flown in from around the world. This is a place you go to for that fine dining experience that is truly halal. My favorites would be their beef fillet and sirloin steaks.

You can find them here: 20 East Parade, Little Germany, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 5HD


Paresa resort on Kamala Hills, one of the most sought after address in Phuket, known as the “Millionaires’ Mile”. The resort’s name comes from Sanskrit and means” Heaven of all Heavens” and needless to say, it lives up to its name. The whole property is designed in such a way that it blends in harmony with its natural surroundings of lush tropical vegetation.

The food is halal and there is plenty of options to choose from. Both Italian and Thai food are delicious and I found the prices very reasonable, even for a five star resort. As you can see, I am always up for a nice steak!

You can find them here: 49 Moo6, Layi-Nakalay Road, Kamala Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

You can also check out my holiday journey at Paresa Resorts, here.


Toro’s Wimslow Road (Manchester)

Credit: Toro’s

Toro’s is a steakhouse that has grown to be a popular choice for great Halal steaks. Their must-try would be their house steak, Filet-Mignon which I had. They have new ranges such as Premium Steaks, Beef Ribs and be sure to save some room for their Chocolate Brownie Sizzler.

You can find them here: M14 5TB,13-15 Wimslow Road, Manchester M14 5TB


18 Degrees restaurant is a chic and modern restaurant with various styles of seatings – traditional, high bar tables, booth seating and an outdoor terrace.

This restaurant offers specialty dishes which are Mediterranean inspired. You will look forward to its 3 show kitchens with interactive counters and expect a different dining experience here.

I had the beef and lamb steaks which were delicious and the view from the hotel was awesome.

You can find them here: ADNEC, PO BOX 95165, Abu Dhabi, UAE