I’ve decided to jazz things up a little for HGAT this year, including changing the way I do “My Favourites”. As I visit several places a month (maybe weekly is more accurate), my favourite halal restaurants in London tend to change fairly often. Therefore, I’ve decided to update this page quarterly so I can keep you all in the loop! New year, new me! So, without further ado, and in no order of ranking, my top 5 favourite restaurants right now are:

HGAT’s Favourite Halal Restaurants in London (as of 01/19)

 Berenjak

Berenjak

To put it simply, Berenjak blows any Persian restaurant in London out of the water and I have been to loads. There is a unique twist to each of the traditional dishes and the kababs are expertly grilled; I highly recommend getting the lamb chenjeh kabab. I feel like this year could be the time for trendy Persian establishments.

Read my review here.

Farzi Cafe 

From the deconstructed wagyu shepherds pie to the shawarma biryani and the browned butter beef marrow to the avocado chaat, the food at Farzi Cafe is fun, fresh, and actually tastes good. Expect Farzi to be jam packed whilst everyone gets a taste of this famous experimental Indian restaurant.

Laksamania

Maybe because it is winter and it is freeeeezing cold in London, but you can’t go wrong with Laksamania, a relatively new Malaysian restaurant in Tottenham Court road. Think a big hearty bowl of noodles in a coconut-based soup with puffed tofus floating around – it is the perfect hug in a bowl. Laksamania only have a handful of halal dishes on the menu (just the chicken is halal), but crikey they really do it well.

Read my review here.

Brigadiers

BRIGADIERS
AFGHAN LAMB CANNON KEBAB SKEWERS [£7.50 X 2]

Brigadiers can be likened to the black sheep of the Indian restaurant family. It is far away (in Bank), mysterious, different, and totally delicious. The Afghan lamb canon kebab was beautifully cooked; smoky, juicy pieces of lamb sandwiched between mouth-melting globules of lamb fat. Ah, I’m wiping away a little droplet of saliva just thinking of this. Other fantastic dishes were the meaty lamb chops, various sliders, and wood roast aubergine.

Read my review here.

Coqfighter

I am aware I did a best halal fried chicken series just a short few months ago; my waistline was pleading with me to not have anymore. But then I found Coqfighter and goodness, their chicken is just so, so good. Every bite is an explosion of flavours and textures; the chicken thigh’s meaty succulence, the crunchy batter, the melted gooey cheese, and the sharp green chillies – it is a dream combination.

What are your favourite halal restaurants in London? Let me know in the comments below!

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