With the new season comes new restaurants and boy are we excited to check out some of the latest new halal additions! Our top 8 newly opened halal restaurants in London goes from burgers to birds (cooked of course) and even a new award-winning restaurant. We’ve got it all in our handy collection so scroll down to see which restaurant may be your next foodie adventure!
(Warning: A lot of new Indian joints this month but hey – we’re not complaining!)
1. Beef and Birds
This newly opened halal restaurant hosts a selection of premium gourmet burgers in a menu designed by the former Executive Chef of Meat and Shake, Christian Stoner and promises to be a real treat. It was under Christian that Meat & Shake won at the National Burger Awards. As one of the more innovative newly opened halal restaurants, we’re super intrigued to try the dark chocolate covered barbeque wings…
Address: 76 Brick Lane, London E1 6RL.
Nearest Station: Aldgate East (District Line)
Halal Status: Halal Kitchen, No Alcohol Served
2. Dhaba @ 49
Next In our pick of newly opened halal restaurants is Dhaba@49, a new restaurant in Maida Vale serving up the finest North Indian Cuisine with a European twist. All food is halal although alcohol is served.
Address: 49 Chippenham Road, Maida Vale, London, W9 2AH
Nearest Station: Maida Vale
Halal Status: Halal Kitchen, Alcohol Served.
3. Bunk Burgers
Some may say that the number of new halal burger joints is getting a bit much, but just for a second if you think back to the dark ages when your best and only option was a Fillet o Fish from McDonald’s, there’s a renewed sense of appreciation for the burger scene. So we’re pleased to welcome Bunk Burgers to the scene, a new burger joint in Streatham which pays homage to its local surroundings with a look back at Streatham’s past since the 1900s.
Address: 75 Streatham Hill, London, SW2 4UB.
Nearest Station: Streatham Hill (Overground)
Halal Status: Halal Kitchen, No Alcohol Served
4. Bombay Bustle
Bombay Bustle is the sister restaurant to Michelin stared Jamavar, just a few minutes walk away. At the newly opened Bombay Bustle, expect more of a sharing plates concept with homage being played to the Dabbawalas of Bombay – tiffin carriers who transport home cooked food across the bustling city using a network of trains, bicycles and handcarts. A variety of regional influences can be found on the menu from Keralan istew to keema pau. The duck and quail are not halal and their Amritsari fish is beer battered. Staff assure us that all halal items are prepped and cooked seperately.
Address: 52 High Street, Southgate, London N14 6EB.
Nearest Station: Southgate
Halal Status: Halal Kitchen, Alcohol Served
5. Gul & Sepoy
The third restaurant from the formidable Gunpowder and Madame D team, Gul & Sepoy features dishes ranging from Northern to Southern India. Offers Halal chicken cooked separately to non-halal items.
Address: 65 Commercial Street, London E1 6BD
Nearest Station: Aldgate East
Halal Status: Halal Friendly (chicken), Alcohol Served
6. Elan Café
Did you know that aside from serving up healthy, natural food, Elan café is best known for its innovative attitude towards reducing café waste, converting coffee waste into organic skin care? Finally the team now brings you an even larger café spot in the heart of Knightsbridge, with super Instagram-worthy dishes such as the pulled lamb shoulder with spelt tabbouleh, hummus, flatbread and pomegranate molasses. Mmm – is your mouth watering already?
Address: 239 Brompton Road, London SW3 2EP.
Nearest Station: Knightsbridge
Halal Status: Halal Kitchen, No Alcohol Serbed
7. Hoppers Marylebone
Whilst not completely new to the London dining scene, the award-wining Sri-Lankan restaurant has to make it onto our newly opened halal list becuase of its huge popularity. Now that it has opened its doors in Marylebone too, let’s hope this means less queuing time! There are a couple of pork items on the menu but the staff assure us of no cross contamination.
Address: 77 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1QE
Halal Status: Halal Friendly, Alcohol Served
8. Indian Accent
Saving the best for last, after a storm of success in both New York and Delhi, we were over the moon to find out that the one of the world’s top 30 Indian restaurants and India’s best restaurant has just arrived in Mayfair. The award-winning Indian Accent is renowned for its innovative take on Indian food whilst also retaining ‘traditional integrity’. Run by the esteemed chef Manish Mehrotra, expect wildly experimental yet mouthwatering dishes like soy keema, quail egg and lime leaf butter pao, kashmiri morels, walnut powder, and parmesan papad. Although the menu features non halal items such as pork and duck, the staff assure us halal food is prepared and cooked separately.
Address: 16 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4HW
Nearest station: Picadilly Circus
Halal Status: Halal friendly, Alcohol served
As ever, let us know how your meal goes if you dine at any of these new gems by leaving a review on our app and collecting some halal charity points along the way too!