The 2020 List of Michelin Starred Restaurants in London that Serve Halal
Yesterday, the Michelin Guide announced the 2020 star ratings for restaurants in London. There were stars lost, stars gained, restaurants closing, and even exciting new entries on to the list! Last year, we featured a piece on the Michelin-starred restaurants in London that serve halal options on their menu and found that 23 of the featured establishments out of 70 were able to cater for us. Whilst this may not be a huge number, it certainly makes a change to what was available to us 10 years ago.
Unfortunately, the list of Michelin-starred restaurants in London that do offer halal options has shortened this year! Benares and Galvin at Windows have lost their stars, as well as Araki, the first Japanese in London to win 3 stars, who have now lost all their stars as the chef headed back to Japan. Yikes.
Sadly, there are no halal restaurants* on the list, more so establishments that serve a partial halal menu or halal on request. Let’s do away with the weekly opening of a new halal burger joint and focus on creating outstanding halal restaurants that are worthy of a star, or two, or maybe three!
*There is a difference between a halal restaurant and one that serves halal. A halal restaurant is one that tends to be run by a Muslim and serves all halal meats on their menu. A restaurant that serves halal is an establishment that is usually owned by a non-muslim but can cater for halal – they usually have a partial halal menu.
Here is the 2020 list of Michelin Starred Restaurants in London that Serve Halal
THREE MICHELIN STARS
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester – Halal beef fillet on request
TWO MICHELIN STARS
Claude Bosi at Bibendum – Halal chicken and lamb can be preordered when booking
Hélène Darroze at The Connaught – Halal beef sirloin can be preordered 72 hours in advance
La Dame de Pic – Halal meat can be preordered 72 hours in advance
ONE MICHELIN STAR
The Goring Dining Room– Halal chicken and lamb can be preordered 48 hours in advance
Quilon – Chicken and lamb is halal
Hide – Halal meat can be preordered 72 hours in advance
The Ritz Restaurant – Halal meat can be preordered 48 hours in advance
Seven Park Place – Halal chicken and lamb can be preordered 24 hours in advance
Gymkhana – Chicken, lamb, and goat is halal
Amaya – Select chicken and lamb dishes are halal
Celeste – Ribeye beef is halal and other halal meat can be preordered 48 hours in advance
Kai – Chicken and lamb are halal
Veeraswamy – Chicken and lamb is halal
Locanda Locatelli – Halal meat can be preordered 48 hours in advance
Trishna – Chicken and lamb is halal
Clove Club – Halal meat can be preordered when booking
Galvin La Chapelle – Halal chicken can be preordered when booking
River Cafe – Halal meat can be preordered when booking
La Trompette – Halal meat can be preordered when booking
For a more in depth piece on each of these establishments, read the ultimate guide here.
Here is a table of all the London restaurants that won stars in 2020
Restaurant Location Cuisine Halal Status Number of Stars Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester Park Lane French Beef fillet halal *** Restaurant Gordon Ramsay Chelsea French Not halal *** Sketch (Lecture Room and Library) Oxford Circus European Not halal *** Claude Bosi at Bibendum South Kensington French Can preorder halal chicken and lamb ** Core by Clare Smyth Notting Hill British Not halal ** Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Knightsbridge British Not halal ** Greenhouse Knightsbridge French Not halal ** Hélène Darroze at The Connaught Mayfair French Can preorder halal beef sirloin 72 HOURS in advance ** Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs Mayfair British Not halal ** La Dame de Pic Tower Hill French Can preorder halal 72 HOURS in advance ** Le Gavroche Knightsbridge French Not halal ** The Ledbury Notting Hill European Not halal ** Umu Mayfair Japanese Not halal ** A Wong Victoria Chinese Not halal * Alyn Williams at The Westbury Mayfair European Not halal * Amaya Knightsbridge Indian Halal chicken and lamb - select dishes * Angler Liverpool Street British Not halal but most of the menu is fish * Aquavit Piccadilly Circus Nordic Not halal * Barrafina Soho Spanish Not halal * Brat Shoreditch European Not halal * Celeste Hyde Park Corner French Halal beef ribeye available. Can preorder 48 HOURS in advance * Chez Bruce Wandsworth Common European Not halal * City Social City British Not halal * Clove Club Shoreditch European Can preorder * Club Gascon Barbican French Not halal * Da Terra Hackney Latin American Not halal * Dysart Petersham Richmond British Not halal * Elystan Street Chelsea European Not halal * Endo at the Rotunda White City Japanese Not halal * Five Fields Sloane Square European Not halal * Galvin La Chapelle Shoreditch French Can preorder halal chicken * Gymkhana Green Park Indian Halal chicken, lamb, and goat * Hakkasan Mayfair Chinese Not halal * Hakkasan Fitzrovia Chinese Not halal * Hide Piccadilly British Can preorder halal 72 HOURS in advance * Ikoyi St James Market West African Not halal * Kai Mayfair Chinese Halal chicken and lamb * Kitchen W8 Kensington European Not halal * La Trompette Chiswick French Can preorder dishes * Leroy Shoreditch British Not halal * Locanda Locatelli Marble Arch Italian Can preorder halal meat 48 HOURS in advance * Lyle's Shoreditch European Not halal * Maos Shoreditch Portugese Not halal * Marcus Knightsbridge British Not halal * Murano Mayfair Italian Not halal * Petrus Knightsbridge French Not halal * Pied a Terre Fitzrovia French Not halal * Pollen Street Social Mayfair British Not halal * Portland Marylebone European Not halal * Quilon St James Park Indian Halal chicken and lamb * Restaurant Story London Bridge British Not halal * River Cafe Chiswick Italian Can preorder halal meat * Roganic Marylebone British Not halal * Sabor Mayfair Spanish Not halal * Seven Park Place by William Drabble Green Park French Can preorder halal chicken and lamb 24 HOURS in advance * Social Eating House Soho British Not halal * St John Clerkenwell British Not halal * Texture Marylebone Scandinavian Not halal * The Glasshouse Kew European Not halal * The Goring Dining Room Victoria British Can preorder halal chicken and lamb 48 HOURS in advance * The Harwood Arms Fulham British Not halal * The Ninth Fitzrovia French Not halal * The Ritz Green Park British Can preorder halal 48 HOURS in advance * The Square Mayfair French Not halal * Trinity Clapham European Not halal * Trishna Marylebone Indian Halal chicken and lamb * Veeraswamy Mayfair Indian Halal chicken and lamb *