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Mother’s Day set menus at London’s top restaurants

There’s always some amazingly conceived set menus served by some of London’s top Halal-oriented restaurants for Mother’s Day.

This year isn’t any different with an inspired variety of dishes that’ll have you and your mother spoiled for choice.

To make things just that little easier for you, however, we’ve collated seven such restaurants for you to consider this coming Sunday, 11 March:


We start with FtLion Awards 2017’s Best Restaurant of the Year, Grand Trunk Road (review here), which was the only eatery FtL last year to achieve a perfect 5/5 review rating.

In addition, not only did Chef Sharma’s exceptional skills also earn GTR the Best Curry House award, but also Best Starter for its Rawalpindi ka Chapli Kebab.

Chef Sharma Grand Trunk Road Indian South Woodford Curry

Grand Trunk Road’s Head Chef, Sharma works his magic!

And for Mother’s Day, GTR has cretaed the following mouth-watering 3-course set meal, with a vegetarian option also available, for just £38.50 per person (inc VAT):

  • Appetizer
    • Potato & paneer cake, sultana, ginger, coriander, green chilli with mint & tamarind chutney.
    • Tandoor grilled chicken supreme, cream cheese, green.
    • Tilapia fish, pepper, turmeric & carom seeds & mint chutney.
  • Main Course
    • Chicken thighs, crushed coriander, tamarind, finished with coconut milk.
    • Masala grill sea baas with spicy mash & mustard sauce.
    • Asparagus, cauliflower, fine beans, paneer, carrots, bell pepper masala sauce.
    • New potatoes cooked with cumin & fresh coriander.
    • Black Lentils cooked overnight, ginger, tomato and dry fenugreek – a speciality of North-west frontier.
    • Pulao Rice & Bread basket.
  • Dessert
    • Sticky date pudding with ginger ice cream.

NOTE: GTR offers a fully Halal food menu. Alcohol is served on the premises.

Grand Trunk Road
219 High Road, South Woodford,
London E18 2PB.

T: +44 (0)20 8505 1965 | W:

Opening Hours: Tue-Sat (Lunch) 12:00-14:30, (Dinner) 17:30-22:30 | Sun (Lunch) 12:00-15:30, (Dinner) 17:30-20:30


Benares Atul Kochhar Mother's Day 2018

Double Michelin-starred Chef Atul Kochhar has created a special Tasting Menu (alcohol not used as an ingredient) for £105 per person. What’s more, a  Chef’s Table VIP Experience is also available, but for £600! While the following 6-course Tasting Menu’s Champagne Cocktail available on arrival can be replaced with a mocktail, a box of handmade chocolates is included to take home:

  • Shellfish
    • Pan Seared Scallop.
    • Roast Apple and Lemon Chutney, Spiced Root Vegetables.
    • Indian Five Spice Pickled Prawn.
  • Chicken
    • Tandoori Chicken Tikka Pie, Mixed Berry Chutney (to Share).
  • Fish
    • Chargrilled Scottish Salmon, Coconut and Curry Leaf Sauce.
    • Cornish Crab Croquette, Spiced Vermicelli.
  • Iced Sherbet
  • Lamb
    • Roasted Rump of English Lamb.
    • Tandoori Cutlet, Rogan Jus, Dal Makhani.
  • Dessert
    • Rose Bhapa Doi, Spiced Chocolate Lava Cake.

Benares is also offering a 2-course A la Carte menu for £62 and a 3-course A la Carte for £76 (main dish contains duck and venison which is not Halal), as well as a 2-course Set Menu for £39, and a 3-course Set Menu for £45 that’s available for lunch ONLY. Check their website here for these menus.

NOTE: Only the chicken and lamb is Halal, with no pork on the menu. Alcohol is served on the premises.

12a Berkeley Square House, Mayfair, London W1J 6BS.

T: +44 (0)20 7629 8886 | W: | E: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri (Lunch) 12:00-14:30, (Dinner) 17:30-22:45 | Sat (Lunch) 12:00-15:00, (Dinner) 17:30-22:45 | Sun 18:00-21:45


Cinnamon Bazaar Vivek Singh Mother's Day 2018

The talented Chef Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden is offering a Mother’s Day High Tea available for one at £25 or two at £50 from between 3 – 5.30pm:

  • Drinks – tea for two from a selection of the finest Jing Teas:
    • Green, Assam, Earl Grey, and Silver Needle.
    • Indian Masala Chai – Freshly brewed inhouse using ginger and cardamom.
  • Nibbles
    • Tandoori Chicken & Chutney Sandwich Bhangra Lamb Slider (n).
    • Chilli Shrimp Cocktail (gf).Vegetarian Alternatives:
    • Paneer Naan Pizza (v).
    • Bengali Beetroot Burger (v).
    • Indo-Chinese Stir-fried Baby Corn (v).
  • Chaat
    • Aloo Tikki Chaat – Spiced potato cake with curried white peas, chickpea sev (v) (gf).
    • Watermelon Chaat – Pressed watermelon, amaranth seeds, date chutney, masala cashew nut (v) (n).
    • Samosa Chaat – Punjabi vegetable samosa, curried white peas, tangy tamarind chutney (v).
  • Sweets
    • Carrot Halwa Roll.
    • Dark Chocolate & Walnut Cake (n).
    • Peshwari Naan (n).
    • Chocolate Golis (n) – Dark chocolate & chili, white chocolate & cardamom rossogulla & hazelnut praline, rose & chocolate ladoo.

NOTE: Halal lamb and chicken that’s prepped and cooked separately. No alcohol used in any of their dishes, but available on the premises.

Cinnamon Bazaar
28 Maiden Lane Covent Garden, London WC2E 7JS.

T: +44 (0)20 7395 1400 | W: | E: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat (Lunch) 12:00-13:00, (Dinner) 17:30-23:45 | Sun (Lunch) 12:00-13:00, (Dinner) 17:30-23:00



Talli Joe Indian Restaurant Covent Garden London Halal Shaftesbury Avenue

Talli Joe has teamed up with acclaimed food writer and cookbook author Meera Sodh with whom they will be preparing this Mother’s Day Feast below all for £35 per person. This menu will include some of Meera’s mother’s favourite recipes.

  • Chakhnas (Street Snacks)
    • Dosa papad with chutnies- dehydrated dosa with classic tomato chutney and coconut chutney.
    • Boiled sprouts chat- boiled and tossed mixed sprouts with chaat spice.
  • Small Plates
    • Young pepper rasam- tomato and green pepper broth.
    • Beetroot shami with coriander chutney.
    • Punjabi Crispy Fish- Carrom seeds and spice dusted crispy fish.
    • Lamb momo – Nepalese minced lamb dumplings with smoked tomato relish.
    • Dhokla chat- Savoury sponge chaat with tamarind coconut and curry leaves.
  • Half Plates
    • Tandoori chicken with kachumber, kulcha and raita.
    • Forest mushroom tawa pulao- Wild mushrooms and buttered basmati rice tossed is aromatic Garam Masala.
    • Dal- Sindhi style yellow lentils topped with chutneys ,chopped vegetables and sev.
  • Sweet Plates
    • Srikhand with rubab and ginger – traditional hung yogurt desert with rubab and ginger.

NOTE: Talli Joe offers Halal options that are prepped and cooked separately from any pork on the menu. Alcohol is served on the premises.

Talli Joe
152-154 Shaftesbury Avenue,
London WC2H 8HL.

T: +44 (0)20 7836 5400 | W: | E: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12:00–23:00 | Sun (lunch) 12:00–16:00


Tamarind of Mayfair Mother's Day 2018

One of the first Indian restaurants in the world to be awarded a Michelin star, Tamarind of Mayfair is offering a 3-course Mother’s Day Lunch Menu (below) for £40 per person:

  • Spiced bean sprouts with yoghurt, pomegranate, mint & tamarind chutney
  • Devonshire crab & kingfish cake with ginger, mustard and lime leaves; berry chutney
  • Corn-fed chicken supreme, tandoor-grilled with puréed peppers & cardamom
  • Chicken simmered with garlic, cumin, tomato and baby spinach leaves
  • Kid goat braised with browned onion, Kashmiri chillies and cinnamon
    Served with:

    • Trio of beans tossed with shallots, fennel seeds and coriander
    • Yellow lentils flavoured with ginger, turmeric and chilli
    • Braised rice with browned onions and saffron
    • Butter Naan
  • Heritage carrot and ginger steamed pudding; classic vanilla ice cream
  • Tea / Coffee & Petit Fours

There’s also a veggie option for £35.

NOTE: Tamarind offers Halal chicken and lamb as default. For this menu, however, the goat, we’ve been informed, is also Halal. All meats are prepped and cooked separately, although there’s no pork on the menu. Alcohol is served on the premises.

20 Queen St, Mayfair, London W1J 5PR.

T: +44 (0)20 7629 3561 | W: | E: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat (lunch) 12:00–14:45, (dinner) 17:30-22:45 | Sun (lunch) 12:00–14:45, (dinner) 18:00-22:15


Trishna London Mother's Day 2018

1 Michelin-starred Trishna in Marylebone Village has also prepared a lunch menu, but with 5-courses for £50:

  • Dahi Batata Puri – semolina puchkas, tamarind, sweet yoghurt, sev.
  • Pumpkin Samosa – roasted pumpkin seeds, masala peas, chutney, murabba.
  • Telicherry Shrimp Fry – Telicherry pepper, coconut, garlic, coconut mango chutneyl.
  • Paneer Tikka Anardana – cottage cheese, raw mango, mint, corn & pomegranate chat.
  • Shahi Salmon Tikka – royal cumin, dill leaves, smoked raw papaya & samphire chat.
  • Baigan Kolhapuri – baby aubergine, dry red chilli, sesame seeds.
  • Wild Mushroom & Morel Pilao – girolles, trompette, shimeji, pink peppercorn raita.
  • Varutharacha Kozhi – cornfed chicken, curry leaf, coconut, baby shallots.
  • Gongura Lamb – pickled sorrel leaves, poppy seeds, Guntur teja chilli.
    Served with: Achari Aloo, Hyderabadi Dal, Basmati Rice 8c Bread Basket.
  • Chocolate Chikki – chocolate chikki, rabri kulfi, candied orange.
  • Pistachio & Fog Kheer – cardamom, ground rice, pistachio kulfi, candied fig.

NOTE: Trishna’s Halal chicken, lamb and goat that are prepped and cooked separately, although there’s no pork on the menu. Alcohol is served on the premises.

15-17 Blandford Street, Marylebone Village, London W1U 3DG.

T: +44 (0)20 7935 5624 | W: | E: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri (lunch) 12:00–14:30, (dinner) 18:00-22:30 | Sat (lunch) 12:00–14:30, (dinner) 17:30-22:30 | Sun (lunch) 12:00–14:45, (dinner) 17:30-21:45


Zaika of Kensington Mother's Day 2018

Zaika of Kensington, which is described on its website as “sister-restaurant to Michelin-starred Tamarind of Mayfair”, holds two AA rosettes, and is also doing a Mother’s Day tasting menu, which includes a veggie option. Unlike Tamarind’s 5-courser though, it’s offering a simpler 3-course meal for £35pp:

  • Starters
    • Mixed Vegetable Tikki – Potato and mixed vegetable galettes, served with mint chutney.
    • Murg Malai Tikka – Tandoori grilled chicken supreme, marinated with cheese and cream.
    • Achari Seabass – Tandoori grilled seabass marinated with pickling spices.
  • Mains
    • Malabar Prawn Curry – Prawn cooked in coconut sauce flavoured with fenugreek seed.
    • Murgh Handi Lazeez – Chicken tikka simmered in smoked tomato and garlic sauce.
      Served with:
    • Aloo Muttar – Potatoes with green peas prepared with onion-tomato masala.
    • Palak Dal – Yellow lentils tempered with ginger, tomato, fresh coriander and spinach.
    • Zaffrani Pulao.
    • Naan/ Roti.
  • Dessert
    • Spiced Chocolate Tart Served with Mango Kulfi.

NOTE: Chicken and lamb are Halal (no beef or pork on the menu). Alcohol is served on the premises.

Zaika of Kensington
1 Kensington High Street, London W8 5NP.

T: +44 (0)20 7795 6533 | W: | E: [email protected]

Opening Hours: (lunch) Tues-Sun 12:00–14:30 | (dinner) Mon-Sat 17:30-22:30 | Sun 17:30–21:45

Chi Kitchen

Chi Kitchen Mothers Day Menu Halal

Oxford Street’s Chi Kitchen is delighted to announce that MasterChef champion Ping Coombes will be welcoming guests to join her for a special Mama’s Dearest Brunch Club, on Sunday 11th March to celebrate Mother’s Day. Guests are invited to Chi Kitchen from 12pm-2:30pm, to enjoy a delicious South-East Asian brunch feast featuring dishes Ping learnt from her Mother growing up.

3 courses with a free drink for mums for £25

  • Starters
    • Pan Fried Radish Cake with XO Sambal
      This is a traditional Malaysian dish consisting of a delicious savoury cake made from radish, dry shrimps and rice flour, served with XO sambal sauce.
  • Mains
    • White Curry Mee with Prawns and Fishcakes
      This is a noodle dish originating from Penang. The ‘white’ comes from the coconut broth, and the curry paste is served separately so you can add as much or little as you want to the broth, adjusting the spice level.
  • Dessert
    • Mango Sticky Rice with Coconut Ice cream
      This dish is made with fresh Thai mangoes, served with sticky rice which has been steamed with coconut milk and topped with coconut ice cream.

Chi Kitchen

334-348 Oxford Street, London, W1C 1JG

T: +44 (0)20 3841 6888 | Book: | E: [email protected]?

Date and Time: Sun 11 March 12:00 – 14:30

Sponsored by: Grand Trunk Road

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