Halal Date Night Restaurants in London

Halal Date Night Restaurants in London

Swiped right on a Muslim dating app recently and need somewhere quiet yet cosy for your first date? Perhaps you’ve been seeing each other for a while and you’re ready to make things halal with a ring in your pocket. Or you could just be desperate to change out of those snot-laden clothes, hand your kids over to your parents and have some much needed couple time – we’ve been there, don’t worry.

Whatever your scenario, we have listed some great halal date night restaurants in London that range from flowery walls to completely hidden halal gems to fancy white table cloths and dress codes, all places that are bound to release that sweet, sweet oxytocin. Read on for some of the best halal date night restaurants in London! 

Your Guide To Halal Date Night Restaurants in London

Halal Date Night Restaurants in London With No Alcohol

HALAL DATE NIGHT RESTAURANTS

BEIT EL ZAYTOUN, ACTON

Beit El Zaytoun is the type of restaurant that is ideal for any time of the day and situation too. You can gaze into each other’s eyes as you tuck into the traditional Lebanese breakfast, break up over a lunchtime shawarma and chips or even introduce them to your friends whilst sharing a manakish from their dinner menu. They even offer shisha to have after a meal if you’re up for that.

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol present. 
Address: 15-17 Barretts Green Rd, London NW10 7AE
Website: beitelzaytoun.com/

ARIANA, MILE END

Sometimes the best date is somewhere cosy where you can get lost into a deep conversation which is why we love the charming and quaint Ariana restaurant in Mile End. The menu is filled with classic Persian and Afghan dishes like mantoo, kubedeh and qabuli palouw so you know you’re going to have a good meal and it may just be ideal if you’re not looking to bump into anyone!

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol present.
Address: 2 Midlothian Rd, Bow, London E3 4SE
Website: ariana-restaurant.co.uk/

halal date night restaurants in london

ALBALOU, WEST KENSINGTON

It wouldn’t be a romantic restaurant without a huge big floral tree in the middle of the restaurant, would it? Jokes aside, we like the vibe Al Balou – meaning sour cherry – has going on. It has a contemporary look with chandeliers and peacocks dotted around and they take pride in the presentation of their dishes.

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol present.
Address: 143-145 North End Road  West Kensington London  W14 9NH
Website: albalourestaurant.com/

halal date night restaurants in london

THE GREAT CHASE, ANGEL

The mac daddy of all halal date night restaurants, The Great Chase is considered to be London’s only halal fine dining spot which serves no alcohol. The place is small so you’ll be getting cosy with your potential other half – perfect when you want to steal a bite of their dish, whether it is the glazed lamb rack, beef cheek or the steak. Booking is essential over here.

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol present. 
Address: 316, St.John Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V 4NT
Website: thegreatchase.co.uk/ 

halal date night restaurants in london

ERAM SHISHLIK, EALING

If you’re looking for more of a low-key date where you won’t be disturbed then look no further than Eram Shishlik. This no-frills restaurant in Ealing serves up some underrated Persian food that is just waiting to be discovered. We’ve heard the tender lamb neck is incredible and most definitely worth trying. 

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol present. 
Address: 5-6, Culmington Parade, London W13 9BD
Website: eramshishlik.co.uk/

halal date night restaurants in london
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SYON LOUNGE, BRENTFORD

Move over steak, it seems like sushi is one of the most romantic meals when it comes to planning a date. And where can one find halal sushi? Syon Lounge, of course! You’ll be greeted with a barrage of floral walls and neon lighting and they have a dress code so be sure to look your best. We recommend opting for the sushi tacos , black cod and grilled beef fillet.

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol present. 
Address: Syon Park, Park Rd, Brentford TW8 8JF
Website: syonlounge.co.uk/

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NORMAH’S PLACE, QUEENSWAY

Okay, okay, hear us out. It may not sound romantic and definitely doesn’t ooze of lurve when you walk in but we are a firm believer that good food is the key to someone’s heart and this is what you’ll get at Normah’s. You’ll both be getting lost in Queensway Market together, discovering a whole new side to the Malaysian food you haven’t been exposed to before and it is a whole load of fun tucking into the dishes together!

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

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COCO RESTAURANT, LOUNGE AND GRILL, TOWER BRIDGE

Dinner with a view is bound to win over any date which is why Coco was all the rave when it first opened. Elaborate, showbiz mocktails and a delectable Mediterranean dinner whilst overlooking Tower Bridge – count us in. Be sure to go for a walk alongside the river once you’ve finished dinner. 

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol present. 
Address: 34a Shad Thames, London SE1 2YG
Website:  coco-restaurants.com/

ZAMANA, GANTS HILL

Sometimes you don’t want to go all out especially if you’re meeting someone for the first time, or perhaps you’re just squeezing in a quick date night whilst the kids are over at your parents. Over at Zamana, you will be tucking into contemporary Pakistani street food dishes like chicken cheese boti, nihari, halloumi pakora and and gol gappe, and the surroundings are quite nice and quirky too.

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork or alcohol present.
Address: 36 Woodford Ave, London, IG2 6XQ
Website: zamanarestaurant.com/

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halal date night restaurants in London

RAMO RAMEN, SOHO

Get ready to emulate the Lady and Tramp with all of the noodle slurping you’ll be doing at Ramo Ramen. The Soho branch is the more grown up, sophisticated one with mainly tables for two so you can really get to know your *insert dating app name* date. The garlic bread is an absolute must as is the wagyu donburi and the miso baked shrimp dumplings.

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork but alcohol present. 
Address:  28 Brewer St, London W1F 0SR
Website: ramoramen.com/

NUS-RET, KNIGHTSBRIDGE

Looking to really impress your date? Then head to Nusret where you can have a dinner that will cost as much as an engagement ring! Skip the gold-plated items and go for some of the more classic dishes like the wagyu spaghetti, lokum, Nus-ret special (lots of butter) and the meat sushi. It truly is dinner with a side of theatrics. 

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork but alcohol present. 
Address: 101 Knightsbridge London, Greater London SW1X 7RN
Website: nusr-et.com.tr/

halal date night restaurants in London
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ZHENG, CHELSEA

Zheng is the type of halal restaurant that just gets the brief when it comes to romance: sleek and chic interior, good food and a great location. We recommend ordering the cereal King prawns, Godmother chilli peppercorn beef or prawns and the cumin spicy lamb – it will really heat your date up. It does get busy so be sure to make a booking if you’re planning to go on the weekend.

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork but alcohol present.
Address: 4 Sydney St London SW3 6PP
Website: zhengchelsea.co.uk/

NAKHON THAI, ROYAL DOCKS

Dinner with a view seems to get many hearts racing so it would be worth a visit to waterfront restaurant, Nakhon Thai, at the Royal Docks. You’ll be treated to a menu filled with halal Thai food from a classic beef satay to gai-gaprao (beef or chicken stir fried with basil, chilli and peppercorn) to the super spicy jungle curry.

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork but alcohol present.
Address: 1 Dock Rd, London, E16 1AH
Website: nakhonthai.co.uk/

Halal Date night restaurants in London
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P.F. CHANGS, COVENT GARDEN

Is your potential date an Instagrammer/TikTokker? Score some brownie points (and likes) and whisk them over to the super duper instagrammable PF Changs Asian Table for dinner. Go for the classics over here such as the dynamite shrimp, lettuce wraps and the Mongolian beef for a failsafe date! 

Halal Status: Beef, chicken and lamb is halal. Pork and alcohol present.
Address: 10 Great Newport Street London WC2H 7JA
Website: pfchangs.co.uk/ 

HOPPERS, VARIOUS LOCATIONS

The food at Hoppers is so good that it will make you forget about the bad date you are currently on as you rip into one of their famous egg hoppers. This Sri Lankan establishment has a few locations and we reckon the King’s Cross and Marylebone branches are ideal for a first date whilst the Soho location is more suited for an intimate, cosy dinner. 

Halal Status: Chicken and lamb is halal. Pork and alcohol present.
Address: Various Locations
Website: https://www.hopperslondon.com/ 

RUYA, MAYFAIR

Ah, Ruya. Now, this is what Turkish food looks like with a glow up. Truffle cheese pide (phew), oysters and hazelnut baklava with whipped kaymak – this menu has aphrodisiac written all over it and you’ll both be leaving here feeling a little something something.

Halal Status: Chicken and lamb halal. No pork but alcohol present.
Address: 30 Upper Grosvenor St, London W1K 7PH
Website: ruyalondon.com/

PARK CHINOIS, MAYFAIR

If you’re looking to have some fun – no, not that kind – then Park Chinois is a great date night option. Mind you, it’s loud, showy and completely over the top (even the bathrooms are extravagant) but combined with it’s great food, it is the perfect lively date night destination! 

Halal Status: Select chicken and beef dishes are halal. Duck may need to be pre-ordered in. Pork and alcohol present.
Address: N°17 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8EA
Website: parkchinois.com/

QUEEN OF SHEBA, KENTISH TOWN

You’re finally ready for the next stage in your relationship; sharing food. Phew, that’s a big one. So head on over to Queen of Sheba in Kentish Town where you will be tucking into a platter of Ethiopian food using your hands and nothing else. You’ll be ripping, scooping and devouring everything together whilst sipping on traditional Ethiopian coffee. 

Halal Status: All meats served are halal. No pork but alcohol present.
Address: 12 Fortess Road, London, NW5 2EU
Website: thequeenofsheba.co.uk/

KAI, MAYFAIR

Unless you know they’re the one before even meeting them (we’re feeling Joe from You vibes here), we suggest keeping a date at Kai in the bank for a special occasion. This Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant ticks all the boxes when it comes to a great dinner date: fantastic food, sexy interior, calm vibe so you can hear each other’s loving whispers. Yes, it’s exorbitantly expensive but it really is a dinner to remember. 

Halal Status: Beef, chicken and lamb is halal. Pork and alcohol present. 
Address: 65 South Audley Street, London, W1K 2QU
Website: kaimayfair.co.uk/

BENARES, MAYFAIR

Ready to swap the “I love you”s? Then a booking at Michelin-starred Benares is essential for setting the scene. The food is naturally going to be great here – maachi chaat ceviche, smoked chilli tandoori lamb chops and the signature Benares black dahl – but the surroundings also do a good job of making your other half feel incredibly special! 

Halal Status: Chicken and lamb is halal. No pork but alcohol present. 
Address: 12a Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BS
Website: benaresrestaurant.com/

BERENJAK, SOHO

Berenjak is small, intimate and makes for the perfect excuse to get cosy with your other half. Try to snag a table in their back room where you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into Iran. Go for a range of starters to share before tucking into either one of the koreshts or the koobideh served with uber buttery rice.

Halal Status: Chicken and lamb is halal. No pork but alcohol present.
Address: 27 Romilly Street Soho, London W1D 5AL
Website: berenjaklondon.com/

Other romantic restaurants that serve alcohol: 

  • Fatt Pundit, Covent Garden – chicken and lamb are halal.
  • Nutshell, Covent Garden – chicken and lamb are halal.
  • Amazonico, Mayfair – select dishes are halal.
  • Gunpowder, Tower Bridge – chicken and lamb are halal.
  • Zayna, Marylebone – all meats served are halal.
  • Al Waha, Bayswater – all meats served are halal.
  • Zaika, Kensington – all meats served are halal.
  • Gymkhana, Green Park – chicken, lamb and goat is halal.
  • Jamavar, Mayfair – chicken and lamb are halal.
  • Patara, various locations – chicken and lamb are halal.
  • Dishoom, various locations – chicken and lamb are halal.
  • Mango Tree, Belgravia – beef, chicken and lamb are halal.
  • Ishtar, Marylebone – all meats served are halal.
  • Azou, Chiswick – all meats served are halal.
  • Leila, Ealing – all meats served are halal.
  • Kazan, Victoria – all meats served are halal.
  • Tarshish, Wood Green – all meats served are halal.
  • The Landmark Hotel, Marylebone – halal meat can be preordered in.
  • Galvin at Windows, Park Lane – halal meat can be preordered in.

Feel like we have missed out on some great halal date night restaurants in London? Let us know in the comments below and we will add them to the list!

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