The Ultimate Guide to Iftar and Suhoor in London

by HGAT | 01/05/2019
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Every year, just a few days before Ramadan starts, I put together a list of restaurants in London that will be running an Iftar/Suhoor menu, and every year, the list just keeps getting better and better.

There are a couple of new entries on the list that I am excited about like Honey and Smoke (one of my favourite places for breakfast!) and Beit El Zeytoun, who will be doing a great suhoor menu.

I will be adding to the list as the month goes on so be sure to keep checking back!

Here is the HGAT list of restaurants serving Iftar and Suhoor in London.

Restaurants Serving Iftar and Suhoor in London

UNHCR Refugees

What: If you don’t fancy heading out for Iftar/Suhoor this Ramadan, you can opt to donate to those refugees in need. At the touch of a button, you can help a refugee who is alone and hungry this ramadan. See the link below:

www.unhcr.org/halalgirl

SYON LOUNGE

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What: Syon Lounge is perhaps the only shisha lounge I know that serves halal Japanese food, which is actually pretty good! They will be offering a £35 4-course set menu featuring rock shrimp, street fried beef, and plenty of Moroccan Mint tea to keep you going until sehri.

Where: Park Rd, Brentford TW8 8JF

When: Will be running throughout Ramadan and the lounge will be open until late.

COLONY RESTAURANT

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What: They will be running a £30 pp (excluding drinks) iftar buffet featuring dishes from an array of cuisines such as beef rendang, Emirati style lamb, and daal makhani. You are requested to arrive 30 minutes before iftar and booking is essential.

Where: 492 High Rd, Ilford IG1 1UE

When: Available from 9th of May until Eid.

Prayer facilities available.

 

MAHAL RESTAURANT

What: Amongst all the Lebanese restaurants on Edgware Road, there is a small little gem known as Mahal that has been serving Indian food for years. They will be running a £15 4-course set menu starting with dates and a lentil soup, a mixed starter of chicken 65 and vegetable samosas, followed by chicken or lamb biryani, and fresh fruit and chai karak to finish!

Where: 138 Edgware Rd, London W2 2DZ

When: Throughout the month

 

FATBURGER

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What: Fatburger will be running two delicious special offers during the month of Ramadan. The first will be a wing sharing platter where you can get 24 wings for £17 or 48 wings for £34 – great for sharing. The second is an offer of 6 fatburgers with 6 fries and 10 wings for just £45, ideal for when you’re going with friends or just had a really long fast – no one is judging! They will also be offering refreshing drinks and dates for those of us fasting.

Where: CAMDEN : 10 Jamestown Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 7BY | WEMBLEY : 8-9 Neeld Parade, Wembley Hill Rd, Wembley HA9 6QU

When: Throughout Ramadan. Offers valid when ordered between 8-10pm, and are not available in the Wembley branch on match days.

Prayer facilities available

 

THE LEBANESE BAKERY

What: This Beirut import dishes out manakish after manakish, and will continue doing so during Ramadan with their extended opening hours and delivery hours for iftar and sehri. They have also introduced maamouls which are perfect for sharing!

Where: Drury House, 34-43 Russell St, Holborn, London WC2B 5HA

When: During the month of Ramadan

 

MASALA CHAI NASHTA

What: Masala Chai Nashta will be closed during the day but will have later opening hours from 9:30pm until sehri. A great way to get a cuppa before the fast starts. P.S. they will be running a limited menu.

Where: 90 Upton Lane, London, United Kingdom

When: Throughout Ramadan.

 

NAANSTAAP

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What: Naanstaap is the fairly new kid on the block and specialise in an assortment of naans from chicken achaar naans to bounty chocolate naans – they have it all. They will be operating from 6:30pm until 1am everyday during this month, which is great if you can’t make it down for iftar.

Where:  32 Plashet Grove, East Ham, London E6 1AE

When: Throughout Ramadan from 6:30pm until 1am.

 

ETLES UYGHUR RESTAURANT

What: Serving up authentic Uyghur cuisine, Etles Uyghur has become a must-visit in Walthamstow. This Ramadan they are giving a free Suyuash (a Uyghur noodle soup) plus paprika salad with every Iftar meal! The ideal comfort food when breaking fast.

Where: 235 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 9PP

When: Throughout Ramadan.

 

BURGER UK

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What: One of my favourite places for halal fried chicken burgers in London, Burger UK will be doing a special £10 menu of a standard chicken or beef burger with either fries or onion rings and a drink (excluding milkshakes). Now that’s great value for money, perhaps even a #HalalCheapEats! All you have to do is show the staff that you are following the Burger UK page on instagram!

Where: 8 Ferdinand St, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8ER

When: Through Ramadan from Iftar time until closing!

 

SIDI BOU LONDON

What: I haven’t ever visited a Tunisian restaurant but of course, London would have one by the name of Sidi Bou and they are situated in Ealing. They will be running a £25 3-course set menu with typical Tunisian offerings such as lamb/chicken couscous, loubia, and jilbana.

Where: 44 Haven Green, Ealing, London W5 2NX

When: Through Ramadan from Iftar time until closing!

 

KHATOON RESTAURANT

What: Khatoon restaurant will be offering a £15 per person set menu that includes one starter with one naan, one momtaz (a skewer of koobideh and skewer of chicken jujeh) which comes with saffron rice, grilled tomato, and salad, AND complimentary dates and Iranian tea. Now if that is not a bargain, then I don’t know what is! They have also gone the extra mile to give a free portion of koobideh for sehri for any spend of £30 on the a la carte menu or collection.

Where: 160 Station Rd, Harrow HA1 2RH

When: Throughout Ramadan!

 

HONEY AND SMOKE

Honey and SMoke Iftar and Suhoor
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What: Honey and Smoke is one of London’s best Middle Eastern establishments and this year, they are joining the fleet of restaurants offering iftar, serving a beyond delicious set menu. Break your fast with medjool dates, almonds and a refreshing orange blossom iced tea. All followed by an array of mezze before the main show of slow cooked lamb with sweet plums and roses and jujeh kebab. If all of that still doesn’t fill you up, their staple creamy feta cheesecake for dessert should do the trick.  

Where: 216 Great Portland St, London W1W 5QW

When: They will be running this £45 set menu daily from 5:30pm. It must be ordered for the whole table starting from 2 people plus.

For the menu, click here.

 

HARLEM SOUL

 

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What: Treat yourself after a long day of fasting with an American Iftar at Harlem Soul (which used to be Boondocks) who will be running a “Dates to Break Your Fast” menu throughout the month. The 3-course set menu will include starters, mains, and a dessert for £22.50, and you can find classics like the crispy chicken sandwich, cheeseburger, and chorizo bites. 

Where: 205 City Rd, Hoxton, London EC1V 1JN

When: This will be running daily throughout the month.

Prayer facilities available.

 

THE GREAT CHASE

 

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What: The Great Chase, although having only opened in 2017, has been on fire in the halal world. It only seems fitting that they do an iftar set menu that reflects their current menu so expect roast chicken breast, sticky lamb shank, and steaks! But be warned, early booking is a must as they get full up!

Where:  316 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4NT

When: Available from 4th May. Booking is essential.

Prayer facilities available.

For the menu, click here.

 

CHAI NAASTO

 

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What: Chai Naasto, a family-run Indian tapas style restaurant, will be operating a £30 set Iftar menu through Ramadan. The menu will include a whole mixed grill for one as well as a large pot of lamb/chicken/veg biryani, plus dates and lassi too.

Where: Hammersmith, Beckenham, and Harrow

When: Available daily throughout the month, starting from 7th May.

For the menu, click here.

 

MOTU

 

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What: From the geniuses behind Gymkhana and Hoppers, Motu Indian have joined forces with Deliveroo to deliver Iftar to those who luckily live in Canary Wharf. You can opt for their £15 feast which includes nihari, pilau, naan, raita, dahl, annnd samosa chaat – perfect for when you’re missing mum’s cooking!

Where: Canary Wharf only.

When: Throughout the month of Ramadan.

For more information and to see if they deliver to you, click here.

 

MAISON DU MEZZE

 

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What: Maison Du Mezze may be recognised as the bright blue establishment in Leicester Square. They’ll be running a £25 4-course set iftar menu for all their customers with both traditional and not-so traditional dishes like chicken freekeh and spaghetti bolognese. Their drinks are what stand out from the menu with juices made from dried apricot paste or a molasses and rose water drink.

Where: Leicester Square

When: Throughout Ramadan 

Prayer facilities available.

Click here for the menu.

 

BEIT EL ZEYTOUN

 

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What: This hidden gem in Acton’s industrial park will be offering both iftar and suhoor set menus throughout the month of Ramadan. Whilst the Iftar will be a buffet service dishing out slow cooked, fall -off-the-bone lamb legs and chicken with rice, Suhoor will be more a la carte with fluffy Lebanese scrambled eggs and fattet hummus (crispy bread with chickpeas, tahini, yoghurt, and butter)  – just like a good brunch menu!

Where: 15 Barretts Green Rd, Park Royal, London NW10 7AE

When: Both menus will be served every day throughout the month, with iftar starting when fast breaks for an hour and suhoor being served from 11:30pm until 12:45am.

 

MANGO TREE

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What: Have a birthday coming up during Ramadan or perhaps even an anniversary, and fancy going somewhere snazzy to break fast? Mango Tree is your best bet. This classic halal Thai establishment will be running two set menus for iftar.

From Monday to Thursday, there is a 3-course menu of a starter, main, and dessert, plus fresh juice and dates to break fast. Booking must be made for a minimum of 4 people and they will only pay the price for 3.

From Friday to Sunday, there is a 3-course menu of starter, mai, and dessert, plus fresh juice and dates to break fast. Bookings must be made for 6 people and they will only pay the price for 5.

The above offers can be redeemed by quoting HALALGIRL when making a booking.

Where: 46 Grosvenor Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 7EQ

When: Throughout the month. Bookings are required.

 

GUANABANA

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What: Fancy a roast for Iftar? Guanabana, London’s first Halal Caribbean restaurant, are running their special Island roast everyday of the month with £2 going towards charity. Jerk chicken or beef rump with ALL the delicious trimmings (carrots, sprouts, puddings, gravy – plus more) – now that is one satisfying Iftar! If that wasn’t enough, expect a feta and honey knafeh cheesecake for dessert. 

Where: 85 Kentish Town Rd, London NW1 8NY

When: Through Ramadan

Prayer facilities available

 

ABD EL WAHAB

 

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What: For £35 per person, Abd El Wahab, one of the newest Lebanese establishments to open in London, is offering a set Iftar menu featuring the likes of soups, shish taouks, and exotic desserts.

Where: 3 Pont Street, London SW1X 9EL

When: Throughout the month of Ramadan, 8pm-12am – booking is essential.

 

RAMADAN TENT PROJECT

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What: One of the main components of Ramadan is giving charity and helping those in need, so why not attend The Ramadan Tent Project one evening this month. Both the homeless and public are invited to break fast together, as well as helping individuals rebuild their confidence and social connections

Where: Malet Street Gardens, Bloomsbury, WC1E 6DP

When: Every night during Ramadan

Prayer facilities available.

For more information, click here.

 

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    • sara baker
    • 17/05/2019
    Reply

    Zen Lounge London also serves halal Japanese cuisine!

      • HGAT
      • 18/05/2019
      Reply

      ooo will have to check it out !

    • Asif
    • 17/05/2019
    Reply

    It’s not that clear who’s doing suhoor from the write up. Could it be amended to make this clear and their timings like you have with some?

      • HGAT
      • 18/05/2019
      Reply

      Sure thing, will amend it today!

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