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20 Affordable Halal Restaurants in London

“Dear Halal Girl, AH I trust you are keeping well. I have noticed our regular supermarket shop has gotten more expensive, leaving less for more fanciful purchases as opposed to just the every day necessities. That also means eating out has and likely will continue to be a pinch. While I love all that your write about, even the Michelin starred restaurants for those special occasions, I was hoping you would be open to covering more of the cheaper options. Not even cheap eats necessarily but perhaps places where we can eat good food without breaking the bank and maybe those places where you maybe become aware of special promotional offers etc. Thank you so much for what you have done for the community.”

Having only dipped our toes into the cost of living crisis in the UK, it seems like it’s going to be a while before things get better. Many are turning to wearing warmer clothes and hot water bottles in their own homes to beat the energy prices as well as turning towards eating at home more to help keep their monthly expenses down. But don’t be glum, a meal out once in a while is always a great way to keep positive, especially when the food is good! So we’ve put together a list of 20 (and a few more!) affordable halal restaurants that are well worth the visit and make for a great outing. From one dish wonders that cost less than a tenner to affordable dates to impress that special one, this post has it all.

Onwards and upwards as they say!

Affordable Halal Restaurants in London to Check Out

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1. Roti King, Euston and Battersea

Cheap Restaurant | One-dish Wonder

Roti King is sort of an household name in London, all thanks to their fluffy, layered rotis that are made fresh to order. The rotis come with a curry of your choice (dhal, mutton, chicken or fish) and with a price tag of £6.50-£7.95, this is one of the best bargains in the city. Other items that are worth checking out include the char kuey teow (£8.75) and murtabak (starting from £5). The queues are long here but most definitely worth the wait. 

Order This: Roti w/ dhal for £6.50

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork but alcohol present.
Address: Euston: 40 Doric Way, London, NW1 1LH | Battersea: 16 Arches Lane, Battersea Power Station,London, SW11 8AB
Website: rotiking.com/ 

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2. Pizza Pilgrims, Various Locations

£30 for 2

Pizza Pilgrims offer some of the best and reasonable pizzas in town; humongous sourdough pizzas topped with a generous amount of cheese for a cool £9.50. They recently have started to offer halal pepperoni for an additional £3 meaning you can get your hands on a halal pizza for £12.50 that will keep you full till tomorrow. A great and affordable dinner date for 2! 

Order This: Margherita pizza with halal pepperoni for £12.50

Halal Status: Halal pepperoni available. Pork and alcohol present. No cross-contamination.
Address: Various locations including Carnaby, Westfield, Selfridges and more. 
Website: pizzapilgrims.co.uk/ 

Halal Burgers
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3. Patty and Bun, Bond St and Carnaby

Lunch deal | £30 for 2

Patty and Bun are known for their great burgers, in fact some of the best in town (you can read more about it here), and you’ll easily be able to get a meal for two here for £30 or under! Take the discount route even further and opt for their lunch deal where you can get a burger and a portion of their addictive rosemary fries for £10.95. Even better if you’re a student, as you can get this deal 7 days a week at any time – just show your student card! 

Lunch deal available from 12-3pm

Order this: Halal Ari Gold Cheeseburger lunch meal deal for £10.95

Halal Status: Beef, chicken and lamb halal at select branches
Locations: Kingly Street and St Christophers Place
Website: pattyandbun.co.uk/

Related: Where to Find: The Best Halal Burgers in London

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4. Steak on The Green, Ealing 

Lunch deal

Sometimes a steak is all you really want so a halal steak you will get! Steak On The Green in Ealing is a steakhouse with a great halal menu on offer with the likes of chateubriand, USDA and wagyu steaks. They are running a fantastic lunch menu where you can order a halal steak frites for as little as £14.95 and if you’re not feeling a steak, you can also order a wagyu burger or chicken parmigiana, both served with fries, from the same menu. 

Available everyday from 12-6pm. 

Order This: Steak Frites for £14.95

Halal Status: Halal menu available with halal beef, chicken and lamb options.
Address: 31 Haven Green, Ealing, London, W5 2NX
Website: steakonthegreen.com/ 

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5. Sidechick 

Pay Day Treat

Tired of your main squeeze and looking for something fresher and younger? Step aside Nandos; Sidechick is quite literally your new sidechick. They are a little pricier than your average ½ chicken order from Nandos but given the quality of the food, you’ll be happy to spare the change. They have 3 meal deals available which include ½ or whole roast chickens, salads, chips or roasties and sauces, starting from £17.50. We recommend going for the piri piri or lemon and garlic flavoured baste on the chicken. 

Order This: Meal Deal For One which comes with ½ roast chicken, green salad, rosemary chips and smoked garlic aiol for £17.50. 

Halal Status: All chicken served here is halal.
Address: Delivery only to Hackney right now.
Website: sidechick.co.uk/

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6. ZeroZero, Finchley

Pay Day Treat | £30 for 2

A halal Italian dinner for two for £30 – it’s pre-pasta-rous! Terrible puns aside, Zero Zero is the ideal halal restaurant if you’re looking for a reasonable halal date night out. With pizzas and pastas starting from £9.90, you’ll be able to get a great and filling meal for £30 or maybe a little more depending on what you order. 

Order This: Chilli Salame Pizza for £12.90

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol present.
Address: 255 Finchley Road, London, NW3 6LU
Website: zerozerorestaurants.co.uk/ 

Wing Wing Affordable Halal
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7. Wing Wing, Various Locations

Cheap Restaurant | Set Meal

Crispy fried chicken can do no wrong in anyone’s eyes, especially one that is brushed (yes, actually brushed) with a choice of your sauce: sweet garlic soy, hot, liquorice or mixed. Wing Wing offers a range of fried chicken items like drumsticks, wings, and boneless pieces, that come in different portion sizes, with most of them being under a tenner. Upgrade your meal to include chips and a drink, and you’ll be able to have a tasty meal for only £10.50. 

Order this: Signature Drumstick Meal for £10.50

Halal Status: All chicken served is halal. No pork but alcohol present. 
Locations: Tavistock Square, Hammersmith and Charing Cross
Website: wingwing.co.uk/ 

hawkers kitchen affordable halal
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8. Hawker’s Kitchen, King’s Cross

Cheap Restaurant | One Dish Wonder

Yes, the restaurant is small but as you know, good things come in small packages! Hawker’s Kitchen is a Tamil Malaysian restaurant found in King’s Cross and you’ll find it by spotting the queue down Caledonian Road. Run by a previous chef of Roti King’s, you know that the roti is going to be good here; layered, buttery with a crisp edge, it is perfect for scooping up some of the fragrant curries with. The dosas are also worthy of mention and make Hawker’s Kitchen stand out. 

Order This: Roti with Lamb Curry for £8.49 

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol.
Address: 64 Caledonian Rd, London N1 9DP
Website: hawkerskitchen.com/

9. Gopal’s Corner in Market Hall, Canary Wharf, Oxford Street and Victoria

£30 for 2 | Cheap Restaurant | One Dish Wonder

It’s probably cheating to add the sister branch of Roti King to the list considering the food is practically the same but we’re going to stick by it. Gopal’s Corner is part of the Market Hall brand and can be found in 3 different locations: Canary Wharf, Oxford Street and Victoria. That means 3 new locations to get your hands on the famous roti!  The roti here is just the same as Roti King and starts from £6.95 for the roti with dhal. You can also opt for the banana leaf platter that comes with rice, 2 vegetable sides, pappadum, chutney and your choice of kari (beef rendang, fried chicken, fried fish etc), all starting from £12.75.

Order this: Banana Leaf Platter with Fried Chicken for £12.75 

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. 
Locations: Canary Wharf, Oxford Street and Victoria
Website: markethalls.co.uk/trader/gopals/

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10. Patogh

Cheap Restaurant | £30 for 2

Patogh is an unassuming little Persian restaurant that can be found tucked away on Crawford Place, just off Edgware Road, and they dish out some great plates of chelo kebab and rice. The portions are just right here and come at a tiny price tag so you can get a meal here for under a tenner or if you’re with a date, under £30 for two. The seeded naan here is a must and makes a great scooping accompaniment for all the dips you’re going to order. Just a heads up, they only take cash here. 

Order This: Minced Lamb with rice for £8

Halal Status: All meats served here are halal. No pork or alcohol.
Address: 8 Crawford Pl, London W1H 5NE
Website: patoghlondon.com/

halal restaurants in Queensway and Bayswater
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11. Normah’s, Queensway

Cheap Restaurant | £30 for 2

Aunty Normah’s passion for good food stemmed from growing up in a family that loves to cook. She brought her culinary skills to London and her restaurant has become one of London’s best kept halal secrets! It’s easy to get a meal here for under £30; the portions are large and filling, plus you’ll be leaving here as if you’ve just had the biggest hug from your nani. We suggest you go for the curry laksa with chicken (£11.49) and the beef rendang with roti (£9.49) on your first visit there, all washed down with a cup of hot teh tarik. 

Order This: Curry Laksa with Chicken for £11.49

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol present. 
Address: Normah’s 23-25 inside Queensway, Market, Bayswater, London W2 4QJ 
Website: normahs.co.uk/ 

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12. Etles Uyghur, Finchley and Walthamstow

£30 for 2 | Cheap Restaurant

Etles took London by storm when they first opened up a few years ago in Walthamstow and have always maintained their affordable prices for their large and tasty dishes, making this the ideal destination for your next group dinner. The medium plate chicken meant for 2 is an easy main for 4 people to share and comes with chopped chicken pieces, noodles and vegetables. Add on a few skewers, samsas, dry noodle dishes and tugur dumplings and this can come to a cool £10-12 per person. 

Order This: Medium Plate Chicken [£25.00], Lamb Skewers [£2.00 each] and Tugur Dumplings [£8.00] 

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol present. 
Address: Finchley: 424 Finchley Rd, London NW2 2HY | Walthamstow: 235 Hoe St, London E17 9PP
Website: etleswalthamstow.com/

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13. Passyunk Avenue, Fitzrovia

Lunch deal 

The simplicity of a philly cheesesteak will always get to me: sautéed strips of rib-eye steak with onions piled high into a soft bun with a healthy amount of cheese. Simple and so, so good, especially that liquid cheese *drools*. Passyunk Avenue are offering a great lunch deal at their Fitzrovia and Waterloo branches; you can order half a sandwich (it would be a crime to order anything but the philly cheesesteak) with your choice of side (tater tots) and a soft drink for £12 on Monday-Thursday 12-3pm. Woops, we may have just told you exactly what to order but trust us on this one.

Order This: ½ Philly Cheesesteak with onions, tater tots and drink for £12. 

Halal Status: Beef, chicken and turkey is halal.
Address: 80 Cleveland St, London W1T 6NE
Website: passyunkavenue.com/

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14. Chick n Sours, Covent Garden

Lunch Deal | One Dish Wonder | £30 for 2

Opening back in 2015 from a dream of serving “next level fried chicken”, Chick n Sours have captured a cult following thanks to their, well, next level fried chicken. They switched to halal chicken in the last few years meaning we can get a taste of crunchy chicken goodness too! With the house fry, including a drumstick and thigh with seaweed crack and pickled watermelon, coming in at a measly £11, a meal for two here can come in at £30. They also offer a great lunch menu for under a tenner where you can choose from a chicken rice bowl with creamy sriracha sour cream, a bang bang chicken salad or a chicken tender sandwich. This lunch deal is available from 12-3pm on weekdays.  

Order this: Chicken Rice Bowl for £9.50

Halal Status: All chicken is halal. Pork and alcohol present.
Address: 1A Earlham Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9 LL
Website: chicknsours.co.uk/ 

Manna Affordable Restaurants
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15. Arcade Food Hall, Oxford Street

£30 for 2 | Pay Day Treat

You’re meeting a friend this evening but whilst you’re craving a burger, your friend might be in the mood for a bowl of noodles. We’ve all been there before but now with the help of Arcade Food Hall, you’ll be able to hit both of those cravings in one place and keep it on the cheap too. This giant food hall has a great range of food stands like Manna (home to some of the best burgers in London!), Shawarmas from the brains behind Berenjak, and lots more at affordable prices. 

Order This: Manna’s The Hot One for £10

Halal Status: All meats served at Manna and Toum food stands are halal. No pork on their sites. Alcohol present on the premises. 
Address: 103-105 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1DB
Website: https://www.arcadefoodhall.com/

16. Fitou’s, North Kensington

One Dish Wonder | £30 for 2

We love a hidden restaurant and we love one that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg even more! Fitou’s is a halal Thai restaurant that is found in North Kensington where each dish comes with an affordable price tag; ideal if you’re looking for a restaurant for a casual date night or perhaps a quick meal after the gym. You’ll be able to get a chicken/beef noodle or rice dish for just £9.95 but just watch out for the Thai chillies, they don’t mess around with the heat here. 

Order This: Chicken Ga Prow for £9.95 or the Beef Pad See Yew (noodles) for £9.95

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol. 
Address: 1-3 Dalgarno Gardens, London W10 5LL
Website: fitourestaurant.co.uk/ 

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17. Diwana Bhel Poori House, Euston

Cheap Restaurant | One Dish Wonder | £30 for 2

Sometimes, just sometimes, it’s okay to not have meat for dinner. Shocking, I know. Diwana Bhel Poori House on Drummond St have a great weekend buffet for lunch and at £7 per person, it is an absolute steal! You’ll be able to fill your plate up with an assortment of curries, naan, chaat and more. If you rather skip out on having a buffet, the menu also has bargain prices with the most expensive dish coming in at £9. 

Order This: Weekend Lunch Buffet for £7.00

Halal Status: No meat served here. Alcohol present.
Address: 121, 123 Drummond St, London NW1 2HL  
Website: diwanabhelpoori.com/ 

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18. Zeret Kitchen, Camberwell

£30 for 2 | Cheap Restaurant

We all get tired of the usual burgers, kebabs and grills recommendations, don’t worry, us too. Zeret Kitchen ticks all the boxes: affordable, halal, something different and of course, delicious. This Ethiopian restaurant has a menu that consists of beef, chicken and vegan curries that are all waiting to be scooped up with the spongy injera bread. Opt for one of the combos that contain 3 dishes or if you’re really hungry, the Zeret Surprise platter with 7 dishes comes in at a cool £29.99. 

Order This: Zeret Surprise Sharing Platter [£29.99]

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. Alcohol present. 
Address: 216-218 Camberwell Rd, London SE5 0ED
Website: zeretkitchen.co.uk/ 

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19. Hoppers, Marylebone, Soho and King’s Cross

One Dish Wonder | Under £30 for 2 | Pay Day Treat

Meeting someone from your Muslim dating app for the first time and need to impress? Hoppers is a great restaurant that is bound to wow your date and not make a dent on your wallet in the process of doing so. Order wisely and you’ll be able to keep this meal at a healthy £30 for 2; we suggest going for the egg hoppers, dosas and a couple of the karis to share. 

Order this: Egg Hopper (£6), Chicken curry (£10.50), Dosa (£5.50) 

Halal Status: Chicken and lamb is halal. Pork and alcohol present.
Website: hopperslondon.com/

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20. Wingstop, Various Locations

Cheap Restaurant | One Dish Wonder | £30 for 2

Skip the PFC/XFC/ZFC/whatever your usual is and get some great quality chicken at a bargain over at Wingstop. You have a choice between tenders, wings and boneless wings that come in 10 different flavours from lemon pepper to spicy mango habanero to creamy garlic parmesan. Whilst a meal for one is a little over £10, you’ll be able to get a filling and substantial dinner here for 2 whilst keeping it under £30. 

Order This: 24 Pieces Wing Platter for 2 for £23.90. 

Halal Status: All meats served here are halal. No pork but alcohol present. 
Website: wingstop.co.uk/

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21. Flip & Sear, Camden

Lunch Deal

Want to get your hands on some wagyu but at a discount? Fear not, Flip & Sear have a great lunchtime menu to save you some pennies. Between 12-3pm on weekdays, they are offering a delicious, juicy Flip & Sear original burger with fries for £12 meaning you can get a fulfilling lunch here at a bargain price! Bring a partner and you can make this an easy £30 for 2 lunch.

Order This: Weekday Deal for £12

Halal Status: All meats served here are halal. No pork or alcohol.
Website: flipandsear.com/

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22. Ceru Kitchen, Kensington and Queensway

Lunch Deal

If you’re looking for something a little different to your normal Pret salad, check out the small but tantalising lunch menu from Ceru. For £12, you’ll get a loaded plate filled with pulled lamb shoulder, fadi dip, polenta fries and warm spiced cauliflower, all served with a basket of freshly baked pita bread. The lunch menu is served from 12-3pm and available Monday to Fridays.

Order This: Street Platter for £12

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork but alcohol present.
Website: https://www.cerurestaurants.com/

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23. Cristina’s, Barking

Lunch Deal | £30 for 2

If you think lunch menus are limited, you need to really check out what Cristina’s are cooking up. From Monday to Saturdays and all for under a tenner, you’ll be able to choose from their double smashed burger, steak frites, hot dogs, smoked brisket buns, spaghetti bolognese and more. Phew, now that’s a kinda lunch menu you’ll keep going back for.

Order This: Double Smashed Cheese Burger with Fries for £8 or the Steak Frites for £9.50

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork but alcohol is present.
Address: 8-10 North St, Barking IG11 8AW
Website: cristinassteakhouse.com/

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24. Tongdak, New Malden

£30 for 2

Been binge watching some K-dramas and are craving some of that good ol’ Korean fried chicken that appears in almost every episode? Huh, maybe that is a little to specific to me but who has ever said no to some crunchy, golden fried chicken? Tongdak is located in New Malden, basically K-town, and they offer a range of halal fried chicken dishes that come in a variety of flavours including original, honey butter, garlic soy, yangnyeom (spicy sauce), cheese and white sauce. We suggest going for the half & half platter and a portion of tteokbokki (rice cake) for a filling and moreish meal.

Order This: Half & Half Platter for £24

Halal Status: All chicken served is halal. No pork but alcohol present.
Address: 95A Kingston Rd, New Malden KT3 3PA
Website: tongdakck.co.uk/

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