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2016 Halal Restaurant Openings in London

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2016 Halal Restaurant Openings in London

A record 200+ restaurants opened in London this year marking the end of the ‘golden age’ of the culinary scene. But there was also a record number of closures too with around 80!

With such intense competition and the economic plight created by Brexit, it took bravery and nerves of steel to open an eatery in the Capital.

Notable restaurant closures included Michelin Star Hibiscus, The Truscott Arms and Fitzrovia’s Piquet, all of which barely lasted a year.

On the other hand, the “Muslim Pound” continued its impressive growth with just under a 100 Halal-oriented restaurants.

There was also a number of closures across the saturated “gourmet” burger scene that included Meatcetera in West London, and Three Bros in the South.

The East of London, however, leads the way after outside the Central with the opening of 26 restaurants, followed well behind by the south with 12, 10 in the north and 8 in the west.

CentralNorthEastSouthWestNotables outside London

Albion Clerkenwell Barbicpokean (International) EC1M – All meat needs to be pre-ordered

Aviary – Finsbury Square EC2A (European) – Pre-order halal meat

Black Roe – Mayfair W1S (Grills) – 48 hours pre-order for halal meat

Bo Drake – Soho W1 (Korean) – Chicken is halal

Bombay Palace – Marble Arch W2 (Indian)

Bone Daddies Old Street  Old Street EC1V (Japanese) – All branches serve halal chicken

Boondocks – Old Street EC1V (American)

Bukowski Grill – Soho W1F (American) – Chicken is halal

Burgeri – Soho W1F (American)

Burgista Bros – Baker Street NW1 (American)

Ceru – South Kensington SW7 (Middle Eastern)

Chi Kitchen – Oxford Street, Debenhams W1C (Pan Asian)
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Cinnamon Bazaar – Covent Garden WC2E (Indian) – Chicken & Lamb are halal

Comptoir Libanais –  Soho W1F (Lebanese)

Darbaar – Broadgate EC2A (Indian)

Dishoom – Carnaby Street W1B (Indian)

Dukan 41 – Leather Lane EC1N (Middle Eastern)

DUM Biryani House –Soho W1F (Indian)

Enoteca da Luca – Old Street EC1V (Italian) – Chicken is halal

Four Winters – South Kensington SW7 (dessert)

Galvin at the Athenaeum Mayfair W1J (International) – 24 hours pre-order for halal meat

Galvin Bistro de LuxeMarylebone W1U (French) – Weeks notice to pre-order halal meat

Galvin La Chapelle – Spital Square E1 (French) – Weeks notice to pre-order halal meat

Gourmet Guys – Bayswater W2 (American)
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Heist Bank – Paddington W2 (European) – Boneless chicken & lamb are halal

Hoppers – Soho W1D (Sri Lankan) – Most of the menu is halal

House of Ho – Fitzrovia W1T (Vietnamese) – Chicken is halal

Hummus Bros – Gray’s Inn Road WC1X (Lebanese) – Chicken is halal

Hungry Donkey – Liverpool Street E1 (Greek) – Lamb is halal

Jamavar – Mayfair W1K (Indian) – Chicken & Lamb are halal

Kiri London – Mayfair WC1 (Japanese) – Beef is halal

Luca – Clerkenwell EC1M (Italian) – Halal meat available to pre-order

Ma’Plucker – Soho W1F (American)

Margot – Covent Garden WC2B (Italian) – 48 hours pre-order for chicken or beef

Meat House London – King’s Cross N1 (American)
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Mercante – Mayfair (Italian) W1J – Chicken is halal

New Delis – Chancery Lane WC1X (Indian)

Raj of Kensington – Kensington W8 (Indian)

Red Dog Saloon – Soho N1 (American) – Chicken is halal

Patara – Berners Street W1T (Thai)

Pide Oven – Fitzrovia W1T (Turkish)

Roba – Paddington W2 (British) 48 hours pre-order for halal meat

Sartoria – Mayfair W1S (Italian)48 hours pre-order for halal meat.

Talli Joe – Covent Garden WC2H (Indian)

Tang London – Holborn WC1B  (Pan-Asian)

The Collins Room at The Berkeley – Knightsbridge SW1X (International)

The Duck & Rice – Soho W1F (Chinese) – Duck is halal

The Foyer & Reading Room at Claridge’s – Claridge’s, Mayfair W1K (European) – 24 hours pre-order for halal meat

The Posh Burger – Old Street EC1V (Burger)

Theo Randall at The Intercontinetal – Park Lane W1J (Italian) – 24 hours pre-order for halal meat.

Yosma – Baker Street W1U (Turkish) – Chicken breast are is halal

Yum Som – City EC3V (Asian) – Chicken is halal

Zelman Meats – Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge SW1X (Steak & Grill)

Zenobi – South Kensington SW7


BIRD – Camden NW1 (American)

Galley London – Islington N1 (European) – 48 hours pre-order for halal meat

German Doner Kebab – Islington N1 (German)

Meat Liquor – Islington N1 (American) – Chicken is halal

Pecking Order – Edgware HA8 (American)

Sea Fire Grill – Camden NW1 (Steak & Seafood)
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Shakes & Co – Willesden NW10 (Dessert)
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The Juniper Tree – Belsize Park NW3 (English) – Pre-order halal meat

Tootoomoo – Islington N1 (Pan-Asian) – Chicken is halal


Absurd Bird – Spitalfields E1 (American) – 24 hours pre-order for halal meat

Band of Burgers – Whitechapel E1 (American)

Bella Italia – Beckton E6 (Italian) – Chicken is halal

Big Moe’s Diner – Aldgate East E1 (American)

BIRD – Westfield Stratford City E20 (American) – Chicken is halal

Carne Cabana – Bethnal Green E2 (Brazilian)
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Chai Nashta – Forest Gate E7 (Breakfast / Indian)

Chai Ki – Canary Wharf E14 (Indian)

Chriskitch Hoxton – Shoreditch N1 (International) – 24 hours pre-order for chicken or lamb

Clockjack – Woolwich SE18 (American) – Chicken is halal

Fatboyz – Upton Park E6 (American)

HS & Co – Stratford E15 (American)
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Kitchen Pizzeria – Mile End E3 (Italian)

Levi Roots’ Caribbean Smokehouse – Westfield E20 Stratford City (Caribbean)

Nabrasa – Whitechapel E1 (Brazilian)

Perilla – Newington Green N16 (European) – 48 hours notice for halal meat

Pie Republic – Upton Lane E7 (British)

Potbelly – Westfield Stratford City E20 (Sandwich)
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Rustix Gourmet – East Ham E6 (American)
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Silhouette Espresso  Hackney E8 (Malaysian)

Steakout Street Food – Stratford E15 (American)

Sticks N Sushi – Canary Wharf E14 (Japanese) – Chicken is halal

Sweet Mile End – Mile End E1 (Dessert)

The Frog E1 – Brick Lane E1 (Fusion) – Halal meat needs ordering

The Grill Factory – Shadwell E1 (American)

Quilombero – East India Dock E14 (Italian/Argentine) – Chicken is halal


3 Bros – Upper Richmond SW15 (American) – CLOSED

Amal – Colliers Wood SW19 (Lebanese & Moroccan)

Bababoom – Battersea SW11 (Middle Eastern) – Chicken is halal

Chit Chaat Chai – Wandsworth SW18 (Indian)

Flavours Gelato – Bermondsey SE16 (Dessert)

German Doner Kebab – Croydon CRO (German)

German Doner Kebab – Fulham SW6 (German)

Kashmir – Putney (Kashmiri) SW15 – Chicken & Lamb are halal

MEAT Liquor  – Croydon CR0 (American) – Chicken is halal

MeatUP Wandsworth SW18 (American) – Chicken is halal, 48 hours pre-order for all other meat

Nanban Brixton SW9 (Pan-Asian) – Chicken and goat is halal

Wing Zone UK – Finsbury Park N4 (American) – Most of the menu is halal

Flaming Cow – Ealing Broadway W5 (American)
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German Doner Kebab – Southall UB1 (German) – CLOSED

Man vs Food – Hounslow TW3 (American)

Meatcetera – Acton W3 (American) – CLOSED
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Tabahi Karahi – Hounslow TW4 (Pakistani)
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Toro’s Steakhouse  – Harrow HA1 (American)

Two Buns – Harrow HA1 (American)
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VQ – Notting Hill W11 (International) – Chicken & sausage are halal

Asha’s – Manchester M2 (Indian) – Most of the menu is halal

Comptoir Libanais – Manchester M3 (Lebanese)

Khana Bombay Cafe – Leeds LS6 (Indian)

Mowgli – Corn Exchange, Manchester M4 (Indian) – Chicken is halal

Tattu – Manchester M3 (Chinese) – 48 hours pre-order for halal meat

The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace – YorkYO24 (European) – Weeks notice to pre-order halal meat

Vapiano – Manchester M4 (Italian) – Chicken & beef is halal

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