Where to Find: The Best Halal Steak in London
Going for a steak, well, halal steak, in London is some serious business. The good ol’ days of saucy halal steaks served on a hot plate with onions are long gone (don’t worry, you will always have a place in my heart!) and things have now evolved to us having a crisis about whether to get the wagyu fillet or the Argentinian picanha – there isn’t a hint of masala in sight! And don’t get me started on the starters and sides which make all the difference when it comes to having a good steak meal: crispy triple cooked chips? Yes, please. Creamed spinach? Pile it on!
Phew, a lot of research needs to be done just before you go for a steak but we’ve done all of the delicious work for you and put together a list of some of the best halal steak in London. Whether you like your steak cooked well done or blue, or prefer a cut of tender Australian wagyu over Canadian beef, it would be a great missed-steak (groan) to skip this post !
The Best Halal Steak in London
Macellaio RC, South Kensington and Soho
Italian steakhouses in London might be rare but an Italian steakhouse that serves halal steak is simply unique. Macellaio have just started offering halal steaks on their menu and whilst the choices are limited, the steaks over here are top notch. Sourced from Tom Hixson of Smithfield, you’ll be able to try the humongous T-bone and costata steaks which is enough for at least four people to share. Don’t forget about the truffle fries and mac and cheese to complete your indulgent meal over here.
Order This: T-bone steak
Halal Status: The T-bone and Costata steaks are halal. They are aged, stored and cooked separately to avoid any cross contamination. Pork and alcohol present.
Locations: Soho: 39-45 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6lA | South Kensington: 84 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3LQ
Cut at 45 Park Lane, Park Lane
For as truly luxurious as you can get dinner, CUT at 45 Park Lane has to be your first stop for a great halal steak experience. You can expect expertly cooked steaks that arrive perfectly charred and feel like you’re cutting into butter. They source the finest beef at their restaurant, from the incredibly tender Australian wagyu to the rich USDA steaks, and don’t forget the sides that are almost as good as the mains! The prices admittedly are just as eye-watering so most certainly one to save for a really special occasion.
Order this: The Australian Wagyu Rib Eye
Halal Status: The USDA Prime Beef and Australian Wagyu cuts are halal. There are no pork items on the menu. Alcohol present.
Address: 45 Park Lane, London W1K 1PN
Novikov Asian Restaurant, Mayfair
Whilst not a steakhouse like the other places on this list, Novikov does manage to do a great halal chilean wagyu steak that is cooked over a robata grill to ensure a lovely, tender steak with a caramelised crust. Pair it with the duck watermelon salad, plenty of dim sum and the wagyu tacos for a stand out meal.
Order this: The Chilean Wagyu Sirloin.
Halal Status: Halal items specified on the menu (subject to change), with Chicken, Duck, Lamb and Beef items to choose from. There are no pork items on the menu. Alcohol present.
Address: 50A Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8HA
The Meat & Wine Co, Mayfair
The Meat Co was always a great go-to for a halal steak – it had a great vibe, good location and it wasn’t too unreasonable – up until it sadly closed over the covid period! Luckily, The Meat and Wine Co have opened up in Mayfair and whilst they do not have the same halal amenities (halal menu, halal seating area with no alcohol etc) as before, their steaks are still just as good and they offer a few halal options on the menu too. Not one to miss especially for nostalgic reasons!
Order this: When in doubt, order the Ribeye!
Halal Status: Selection of Halal products offered. Please ask your server. There are no pork items on the menu. Alcohol present.
Address: 17 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London W1J 5HR
Zelman Meats, Knightsbridge
Zelman Meats is one of those restaurants where you know you’ll always get a good meal; no surprise there considering it belongs to the Russian group behind Burger & Lobster, Goodman and Beast. They have a large selection of halal steaks to indulge in and if you’re going in a group (or even if it’s just the two of you!) the sharing plate, which comes with 4 different steaks, is an affordable option at £35pp.
Order this: The sharing plate.
Halal Status All Canadian Beef is Halal. There are no pork items on the menu. Alcohol present.
Address: Harvey Nichols, 5th Floor, 109 – 125 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RJ
JW Marriott Steakhouse, Park Lane
Hidden away on Park Lane is one of London’s best halal steak secrets: the JW Marriott Steakhouse. You’ll need to pre order your steak a couple of days in advance over here but you will be blown away at just how good the steak is over at this upmarket steakhouse. Be sure to order the JW creamy cheesecake for dessert – if you have space!
Halal Status: Chicken is halal. Several Halal options (notably Creekstone beef) although the restaurant requires 48hr notice to ensure your desired cut of steak is available. Bacon is present on the menu. Alcohol present.
Address: Grosvenor House, 86-90 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 7TN
Goodman Restaurants, Mayfair, Canary Wharf & The City
This American-style steakhouse has around 3 restaurants located in London and for good reason, their steaks are rated as some of the best in the city (and 25th in the world according to this!). The meat is sourced from around the world and dry-aged to ensure a rich and tender steak. Don’t forget to order the mac and cheese which comes with a truffle salsa and panko crumb; a must order to pair with the steak. A great option when looking to take a client out for a business lunch!
Halal Status: Several Halal options although the restaurant requires notice to ensure your desired cut of steak is available. There are no pork items on the menu. Alcohol present.
Address: 24-26 Maddox Street. London, W1S 1QH. Also have locations in The City and Canary Wharf
Il Giardino at The Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge
Surely, a restaurant that isn’t actually open right now doesn’t deserve a space on this list but that T-bone steak was so good that it’s worthy of a mention. Cooked over a super high heat, the tender T-bone possesses a lovely crust that will give you the meat sweats just by looking at it and arrives with a bowl of punchy salsa verde and some rock salt. No worries about the restaurant being closed; seeing as Il Giardino belongs to The Berkeley hotel group, you’ll be able to get that steak quite easily and very soon.
Order this: The T-bone steak.
Halal Status: Chicken, lamb and beef is halal. No pork but alcohol present.
Address: The Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Pl, London SW1X 7RL
Related: Il Giardino at The Berkeley Hotel
Smith & Wollensky, Mayfair
Coming over from the Big Apple, Smith and Wollensky is a classic American steakhouse that takes their steaks seriously. Whilst halal options are limited, the sirloin is a guaranteed halal winner over here and you can opt for it to be enhanced with a peppercorn crust and sauce or with cajun rub and cajun oil for a spicier take. You’ll want to order the truffle mac and cheese and whipped potatoes on the side and don’t forget the chocolate layer cake to finish off this indulgent meal.
Order this: The USDA sirloin steak 320g
Halal Status: Halal options available upon pre-order and include the Sirloin steak 320g. There are pork items on the menu. Alcohol present.
Address: The Adelphi Building, Covent Garden Riverside, 1-11 John Adam St, London WC2N 6HT
Steak on The Green, Ealing
If you’re on the search for a reasonably priced steak without compromising on quality, Steak On The Green is where you want to go. The halal menu offers an array of halal steaks from the incredibly tender USDA thick cut ribeye to the humongous chateaubriand, plus an assortment of classic steakhouse sides including pommes frites, creamed spinach and some good ol’ mac and cheese. Their halal Sunday roast is also worth checking out if you’re heading there on a weekend.
Order this: USDA ribeye or NY Striploin.
Halal Status: Halal menu available. No pork on the menu. Alcohol present.
Address: 31 Haven Green, Ealing, London, W5 2NX