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12 Best Luxury Halal Restaurants London

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With more than 1 million Muslims living in London and many more visiting the city each year, England’s capital has become a hub for outstanding halal restaurants in Europe. There’s a wide variety of luxury halal restaurants throughout the city, with an increasing number opening annually. The ever-improving halal dining scene in the capital has added to London’s constantly evolving culinary options, only furthering its world-leading reputation.

Our Top Three at a Glance:

Amaya

Amaya | Best for Family Special Occasions

The Great Chase

The Great Chase | Best for Traditional British Halal Dishes

Benares

Benares | Best for Couples

Join us in this guide as we explore the 12 best halal fine-dining restaurants in London. If one thing’s for sure, it’s bound to make you hungry!

1. Amaya

Amaya

Good for: Indian food, innovation, sharing, families

Price range: £££

Location: Halkin Arcade, Off Lowndes St, London SW1X 8JT, United Kingdom

Style: Indian

Awards: 1 Michelin star, 3 AA rosettes

Summary:

Amaya opened to much acclaim in 2004, offering authentic Indian cuisine with a modern touch. The restaurant has a lively atmosphere, with an open kitchen drawing in diners to see the theatrics of live cooking. It’s a place which offers fantastic grilled Indian food, delivered in a sophisticated way.

The restaurant offers the type of dishes that feel like a warm hug, full of flavour and bursting with life. This warmth of cuisine has gained Amaya and its Head Chef Luciano Di Clemente many accolades, including a Michelin Star and 3 AA rosettes. This restaurant is definitely at the forefront of Indian cuisine in the UK and one of the best luxury halal restaurants in London.

2. Chai Wu

Chai Wu halal restaurant

Good for: Fine-dining, Chinese, innovation

Price range: ££££

Location: Harrods Department Store, 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL, United Kingdom

Style: Chinese

Summary:                   

Settings don’t get much more iconic that this – Chai Wu is based on the 5th floor of the world famous Harrods Department store in Knightsbridge. Here, you’ll experience halal fine dining in the form of pan-Asian cuisine, using some of the world’s best produce, including: beluga caviar, gold leaf and black truffle.

Chai Wu isn’t cheap, but if you’re looking to push the boat out and taste boundary-pushing Asian cuisine, then this is the spot for you. It’s right up there among London’s fanciest halal restaurants, and offers the perfect place to spend a few hours to break up your luxury shopping trip.

3. Benares

Benares

Good for: Couples, Indian food

Price range: £££

Location: 12a Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BS, United Kingdom

Style: Indian

Awards: 1 Michelin star

Summary:

Benares is one few halal Michelin star restaurants in London. Expect Indian fine-dining dishes which utilise the best British produce available, paired with traditional Indian spicing. It’s an elegant and grand Mayfair setting in which to taste some of the UK’s best Indian food, with a menu that changes seasonally, and which offers a contemporary Indian take on traditional British produce.

What makes this story even more exceptional is that Executive Chef Sameer Taneja hadn’t even stepped foot in a professional kitchen until 2011. Ten years later, he had a Michelin star to his name – an amazing story to add to the amazing food.

4. The Great Chase

The Great Chase

Good for: Couples, British, fine-dining

Price range: £££

Location: 316 St John St, London, EC1V 4NT

Style: British

Summary:

It’s highly unusual to come across a fully-halal restaurant in London offering traditional British cuisine, but the Great Chase in Croydon offers a wonderful fine dining experience while ticking both of those boxes. The owners say they want to offer an accessible and inclusive menu, and that’s why they’ve stepped out the traditional British cuisine box to become fully halal as a business.

They offer a variety of taster menus throughout the week, with some modern finesse added to traditional British staples. They place a fine eye on the detail and put a lot of effort into the farms from which they source their meat, and you can most definitely taste that quality in the dishes they plate up.

5. Maximini

Maximini halal restaurant

Good for: Couples, Chinese, relaxed

Price range: ££

Location: 31-33 Sussex Pl, Tyburnia, London, W2 2TH

Style: Chinese

Summary:

It’s rare to come across a Chinese restaurant in London that’s also halal, but Maximini are flying the flag boldly. This premier halal restaurant in London’s Hyde Park area offers outstanding flavour combinations, with Master Chef Albert Koh using both Chinese and Malaysian spices to create a delightful culinary journey. Expect punchy flavour combinations in a relaxed, stripped-back setting.

6. Bayleaf Restaurant

Bayleaf halal restaurant

Good for: Couples, Indian food, families

Price range: £££

Location: 1282-1284 High Rd, Whetstone, London N20 9HH

Style: Indian

Awards: Best North London Restaurant 2022 (Asian Restaurant & Takeaway Awards)

Summary:

The Bayleaf in North London is one of the best Indian restaurants in the capital, offering contemporary takes on Indian classics. The menu changes every 3 months to make the most of the best seasonal produce and the plates are eloquently served with a refined finesse.

The restaurant has been open for 25 years and was, this year, named as the Best North London Restaurant in the 2022 Asian Restaurant & Takeaway Awards. It’s also won many other accolades since its inception, undoubtedly placing it amongst the best halal fine dining restaurants in London.

7. Mahdi

Mahdi halal restaurant

Good for: Sharing, Persian, affordable, family

Price range: ££

Location: 215-217 King St, London W6 9JT, United Kingdom

Style: Persian

Summary:

If you’re looking for bold flavours and large portions made to share, then Mahdi is the restaurant for you. Based in Hammersmith, North London, Mahdi offers tasty Persian dishes in a traditional setting, with fantastic service and exceptional authenticity. It’s this which has garnered Mahdi the reputation for being one of the best Persian restaurants in the UK, and firmly deserving of its place on our list of the best halal luxury restaurants in London.

8. Zelman Meats

Good for: Meat, sharing, couples

Price range: ££££

Location: 5th Floor, 109-125 Knightsbridge Harvey Nichols, London SW1X 7RJ, United Kingdom

Style: Steaks

Summary:

Zelman Meats offers hearty steak-based meals that are perfect for sharing. The restaurant is based on the 5th floor of the world-famous Harvey Nichols department store, and offers some of the best halal steak options in London.

Head Chef Massimiliano Nardini offers simple, high-quality produce that’s cooked to perfection. It’s no wonder, then, that this restaurant has become a firm favourite for halal meat eaters in the capital.

9. Ishtar

Ishtar halal restaurant

Good for: Private dining, Turkish, business meals

Price range: £££

Location: 10-12 Crawford St, London W1U 6AZ, United Kingdom

Style: Turkish

Summary:

Ishtar opened in 2004 and has been at the forefront of Turkish and Mediterranean halal fine dining in London ever since. The dishes are artistically-presented and spiced to perfection using traditional herbs and spices from around Turkey.

Ishtar is also one of the best halal restaurants with private rooms in London, with 5 spaces available for large private parties, making it perfect for those truly special occasions.

10. The Mantl

The Mantl halal restaurant

Good for: Turkish, affordable

Price range: ££

Location: 142 Brompton Rd, London SW3 1HY

Style: Turkish

Summary:

At Mantl, traditional Turkish cooking techniques are used to offer delicious, familiar flavours, but in a way that makes use of artistic, exciting presentation, too. It’s quickly become one of the top posh halal restaurants in London, especially given its situation in the exclusive Knightsbridge area. Many of the dishes are cooked over hot coals, providing an authentic taste in a relaxed setting and at affordable prices.

11. Yumn Brasserie

Yumn Brasserie halal restaurant

Good for: British, affordable

Price range: ££

Location: 69-71 S End, South Croydon, Croydon CR0 1BF, United Kingdom

Style: British

Summary:

Yumn Brasseries is another 5-star halal restaurant in London, offering traditional, British fine-dining. Key to Yumn’s success (alongside its tasty food) is its laid-back atmosphere, which gives this dining experience more of an accessible feel than many other exclusive restaurants. 

Head Chef Connor Godfrey delivers hearty British classics with a refined finesse, but still maintains a decent portion size, ensuring that you get good value for money at this South London, fine-dining restaurant.

12. Mnky Hse

Restaurant Gordon Ramsey

Good for: Latin American, cool, atmosphere

Price range: ££££

Location: 0 Dover St, London W1S 4LQ, United Kingdom

Style: Latin American

Summary:

Mnky Hse is without a doubt one of the trendiest, most chic halal restaurants in London. Head Chef Mark Morrans has dreamt up bold flavour combinations to give Latin American dishes a modern twist.

The food here is meant to be shared, and is accompanied by award-winning cocktails and a lively dining environment, complete with live DJs and bands. If you want more than just a meal, then this is the place for you. Mnky Hse is the beating heart of cool halal cuisine in the capital.

Final Thoughts

We hope we’ve left you with an appetite after reading our guide on the best luxury halal restaurants in London. There’s something here for everyone; from traditional British fair to the most exciting flavours from the Middle East, India and South-East Asia.

Whether you’re after relaxed settings fit for a couples, restaurants prime for those all-important business meetings, or all-out boisterous atmospheres for those party occasions, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

We’ve tried to cover it all in our guide and we hope you’ll venture out soon to one of the restaurants on our list. We’re certainly hungry now and we’re sure you are, too. So what you waiting for? Get stuck in!

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