10 Halal Cheap Eats Under £10 Part 2

by HGAT | 12/10/2017
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As much as I love London, I slightly balk when I read that we are constantly in the list of the top 10 most expensive cities in the world to live in. At one point, we were even notoriously known to be the most expensive city to dine out in! But don’t say bye to your disposable income just yet, I’ve put together a list of 10 halal cheap eats in London for under £10. Yup, you read that right, 10 halal cheap restaurants in London for under a tenner! 

If you missed my first halal cheap eats series, you can read about it here

I’ve included a variety of cuisines, from Thai to the exotic Caribbean, and everything has been budgeted to £10 per head or less.

1.Hankies Cafe


What: A Delhi street food concept that specialise in roomalis (a classic Indian roti). It’s great as a pre or post-theatre meal, and you can watch the chef whipping up roomali after roomali whilst you eat.

Order this: The Express Lunch Menu [£5.50] in which you can receive a curry of your choice (keema, chicken dhaba, or pumpkin paneer) plus roti and a salad. Alternatively, if you have more time, you can go for their Hankies Lunch; a thali with a curry of your choice plus allll the trimmings.

The halal: All meats served here are halal. No pork but alcohol is present.

Where: Soho

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2. Tabun Kitchen


What: A fairly new Palestinian restaurant that serve homely and traditional dishes. Although their menu truly reflects Central London prices, you want to pop in here for one of their freshly baked manaeesh which range from £7-9 for a large.

Order this: I usually go for a mix of two toppings on my Manaeesh, the Za’atar and Lamb Tahini Kafte, all for £9.00.

The Halal: All meats served here are halal. No pork but alcohol is present.

Where: Soho

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3. Tukdin

10 Halal Cheap Eats

What: A family-run Malaysian establishment tucked away in Paddington. They serve up some of the best chicken satay I have had (it’s fried!) and the food always hits the comfort spot.

Order this:The Nasi Lemak Tukdin [£7.50] is a classic Malaysian dish consisting of coconut rice, eggs, and friiiied chicken – need I say more?

The halal: All meats served here are halal. No pork or alcohol is present.

Where: Paddington

4. Chiquen

Chiquen

What: Long gone are the Nandos days after a hardcore gym session. Nowadays, I prefer better quality, tastier, and great value for money chicken options like Chiquen, a healthy chicken eatery in East London.

Order This: A Single Chicken Pitta [£6.00] with Fire Fries [£2.50] on the side

The Halal: All meats served here are halal. No pork but alcohol is present.

Where: Wood Green

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5. Bintang

What: A small and quirky Pan-Asian with the likes of Asian fried chicken and waffles, stuffed baos, and crispy chicken liver popcorn. The vibe is fun and it’s ideal with a bunch of friends, plus you can try some of their innovative ice cream flavours next door at Mamasons.
Order this: They have a great lunch time menu for £10 that includes miso soup, starter, main course, AND a drink – now that’s a great deal! You can also make the most of sad Tuesdays with Bintang Tuesdays: buy one main and get one free (only when you check-in on facebook)!

The halal: All meats served here are halal. No pork but alcohol is present (BYOB).

Where: Kentish Town

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6. Zeit & Zaatar

10 Halal Cheap Eats

What: A hole-in-the-wall Lebanese bakery that churn out manakish after manakish. The service isn’t all that nor is the decor, but it just adds to the charm.

Order this: You can go for two/three large Speciality Manakish (the basterma with cheese is my faaave) that range from £3-£5, or four/five Traditional Manakish from £1 onwards.

The Halal: All meats served here are halal. No pork or alcohol is present.

Where: Shepherd’s Bush

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7.Pilau

10 halal cheap eats

What: A fast-paced Indian lunch spot in Fitzrovia and Soho that serve up a kick-ass pilau that may almost be as good as Mum’s!

Order this: It’s a fierce debate between the butter chicken and the lamb with bone marrow, but be sure to go for the Pilau rice box with the slaw and crispy shoestring bhaji.

The Halal: All meats served here are halal. No pork but alcohol is present.

Where: Goodge Street and Soho

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8.Fitous

10 Halal Cheap Eats

What: A completely hidden Thai and Malaysian gem in North Kensington, where the food is so hot, it’ll have you close to tears. Delicious, tasty tears.

Order this: The main courses range from £5-£7 and are substantial enough with a small bowl of rice on the side [£1.50 onwards]. I would go for the Green Curry or even the Ga Prow if you can take the heat!

The Halal: All meats served here are halal. No pork or alcohol is present.

Where: North Kensington

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9.Boondocks


What: Stax Diner’s baby sibling, Boondocks, is the cooler, more popular, and funner (like all younger siblings i.e. me) branch of the restaurant group.

Order this: Their lunch-time deal is a steal at £9.50 for a burger, fries, and drink!

The Halal: All meats served here are halal. No pork but alcohol is present.

Where: Old Street

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10.Patogh

Halal Cheap Eats

What: The marmite of the Persian restaurant scene in London, you either love it or hate it. On my first visit, much was left to be desired, but after a recent meal there, I was touched by its authenticity.

Order this: Although I opted for the pricier boneless chicken for £9.00, the chelo kebab is a steal at £6.00 and served with fluffy naan, saffron rice, or seasoned salad.

The Halal: All meats served here are halal. No pork or alcohol is present.

Where: Marylebone

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Have I missed your favourite halal cheap restaurant in London? Do you know other halal cheap eats under £10? Let me know in the comments below!

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    • Asif
    • 13/10/2017
    Reply

    I really do love your website. Couldn’t live without it, really. Thank you so much and keep doing what you’re doing 🙂

    • Wasim
    • 18/10/2017
    Reply

    try Ekachai .. they have a few branches I think. i know the one in Southside Shopping center in wandsworth. Char Kway Teow with chicken. ( chicken only halal ). A steal for under £10 .

    • Saqueb
    • 01/11/2017
    Reply

    Apparently as per my wife i love you dearly for your reviews and recommendation and look out for your reviews before trying any fine dine halal restaurant. on top of it she has given you a nickname as well “Halal Baji” (nothing to offend you) we religiously look up at your reviews and i must say i havent come across any restaurant recommended by you which failed to impress me. 🙂

    • Zahra
    • 17/11/2017
    Reply

    Thanks for the list! 🙂 You’ve gotta add Zabardast to it too!

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