Halal eateries up for Harden’s London Restaurant Awards 2019
There were a number of Halal and Halal-friendly restaurants shortlisted for Harden’s prestigious London Restaurant Awards this year.
Harden’s 29-year-old annual survey of UK restaurant-goers has five restaurants vying for awards determined by 50,000 nominations from 7,500 people.
Chef Rohit Ghai’s hardwork appears to have paid off with his fine dining establishment Kutir Chelsea up for The Langham Top Newcomer award.
The Ritz London, which is the only hotel in the country to have a certified Tea Sommelier travelling the world to source its tea from various plantations, has also been nominated for Best Afternoon Tea.
Award-winning Indian restaurant Dishoom (WC2) is up for Best Breakfast or Brunch award, with stiff competition from The Delaunay, Granger & Co (W11), and Zobler’s The Ned.
Perhaps the most exciting for the Halal food industry is the nomination of two humble Malaysian restaurants for the Top Cheap Eat award.
The first is Roti King, which is situated in a basement in Kings Cross, and the second Sambal Shiok Laksa Bar in Holloway which started trading at street food markets in 2013.
Presented by the BBC’s Nigel Barden, the awards ceremony will take place in the ballroom of The Langham in London on 9th September.