Hanging out in central London and struggling to find halal food nearby? We’ve been there, plenty of times. That’s why we have put together a list of London halal food guides to save you the headaches! Covent Garden is probably one of our favourite areas in London. There is this special charm to it – lively, vibrant & charismatic, and there are some fantastic halal food options too! Check out our London Covent Garden Halal Food Guide where we list all the halal food options available in the area.
Where to find halal food in Covent Garden
*As per everything on this blog, please double-check the halal status with the restaurant as suppliers may change
- Old Chang Kee
- Apple Butter Cafe
- Fatt Pundit Covent Garden
- Frog by Adam Handling
- Buns & Buns
- Chestnut Bakery
- P.F. Chang’s
- Gura Gura
- Maison Bab
- Homeslice Neal’s Yard
- Seven Dials Market
- Chick N’ Sours
- Lahpet Covent Garden
- Cinnamon Bazaar
- Honest Burger
- Dishoom Covent Garden
- Shake Shack
- Pizza Pilgrims
- Steak & Company
Old Chang Kee
Ditch that Gregg’s and head down to Covent Garden to try out Old Chang Kee’s signature Singaporean curry puffs instead. The chicken curry puffs (with/without egg) are a must-try and there are plenty of other flavours as well. Other classic Singaporean hot dishes are also available in-store such as Laksa, Nasi Lemak, and Curries.
Apple Butter Cafe
Looking for a charming cafe for brunch? Then you must check out Apple Butter Cafe, i.e. one of the top halal brunch spots in London! Both the Croissant Butter Pudding and Sticky Date & Tahini Pudding are popular hits and, for savouries, try out their Truffle Scrambled Eggs! READ ALSO: Apple Butter Cafe Restaurant Review
Fatt Pundit Covent Garden
Fatt Pundit specialises in Indo-Chinese cuisine (Chinese Hakka x Kolkatta India) with a showstopping menu featuring momos, chargrilled lamb chops, crackling spinach, etc. Make sure you save space for desserts as you don’t want to miss out on their signature sizzling brownie as well!
Frog by Adam Handling
If you are looking for something different and are willing to splurge for an occasion, check out Michelin-awarded Frog by Adam Handling restaurant. The contemporary British fine-dining restaurant focuses on sustainable zero-waste cooking and offers a sophisticated dining experience. You can check out our full review here.
Buns & Buns
Originally from Miami, Buns & Buns has been consistently receiving high praise ever since they moved across the pond to London. Their Rotisserie Chicken has been an especially popular hit and they make a lovely Steak Sandwich too. A brunch menu is also available daily with plenty of classic breakfast dishes to choose from. READ ALSO: Buns & Buns Restaurant Review
Similar to its Victoria branch, Chestnut Bakery offers some showstopping pastries such as Lemon Meringue Croissants, Eclairs, Mille Feuille etc. Additionally, they also make some great halal savoury options such as Za’atar & Gruyère cheese croissant, flatbread, and pastrami sandwiches. READ ALSO: Chestnut Bakery Victoria
Popular in Dubai, and also popular in London is this halal-friendly Chinese restaurant, P.F Chang’s. Their signature Dynamic Shrimps is a big hit, along with other popular dishes such as Mongolian Beef, Wok-charred Ribeye, etc. Additionally, they are also known for gorgeous seasonal decorations at the restaurant, especially during the cherry blossom season.
Featuring beautiful interiors & a wide range of pan-Asian dishes, Gura Gura has risen in popularity when it comes to halal food options in Covent Garden. Whether it’s sushi or dim sum, it’s got a variety of dishes to tickle your fancy!
Maison Bab is a contemporary Middle Eastern restaurant bringing gourmet-style kebabs & mezze to the London food scene. Apart from kebabs, they also make some mean side dishes such as their signature hummus, Turkish Korean Fried Chicken, Chipotle Tahini Broccoli, etc.
Homeslice Neal’s Yard
This isn’t your regular pizza spot. Homeslice makes pizza as huge as 20 inches and offers various unique & innovative toppings. The best part is that, for the 20-inch wood-fired pizzas, you can go 50/50 to try out two flavours in one go. If 20-inch is too much, you can still get their regular 12-inch pizzas or buy them by the slice as well.
Seven Dials Market
Seven Dials Market is an indoors-covered market in Covent Garden with a great food line-up. Halal food options include Latino-style fried chicken, Uzbek dumplings, Indian street food, and a number of desserts to choose from too. Our personal favourites include OshPaz, Boolay Crepe, Deekenek, Chai Guys and more.
Chick N’ Sours
The K-Pop Burger at Chick N’ Sours has lived up to its hype and their halal beef-dripping fries were such an addictive munch too. Apart from burgers & wings, there are also some pretty unique side dishes such as pickled watermelon that’s worth a try! READ ALSO: Chick N’ Sours restaurant review
Lahpet Covent Garden
Popular Burmese restaurant, Lahpet opened a second site in Covent Garden and is offering halal chicken for the branch. Some must-try dishes include Burmese Tea Leaf Salad, Mohinga (Burmese Fish Noodle Soup), Coconut Noodles with Chicken, etc. READ ALSO: Lahpet Shoreditch
As part of one of the many Cinnamon restaurants across the UK, Cinnamon Bazaar specialises in modern Indian dishes inspired by the cultural vibrancy of bazaar market cuisine. The menu features a range of chaat, Indo-Chinese small plates, as well as some classic Indian street dishes including their signature Lamb Roganjosh Shepherd’s Pie.
If you don’t already know, Honest Burger has now joined the halal chicken gang too and serves halal chicken across all branches nationwide! All burgers come with their addictively delicious homemade rosemary salted chips which would leave you craving for more.
Dishoom Covent Garden
There is always a queue at Dishoom. They were decent when we visited years ago but have seen a lot of mixed reviews nowadays. No doubt there are now better halal fine-dining Indian restaurants in London, but it’s an option in the area nonetheless.
Shake Shack Covent Garden is the very first branch of the American burger joint when they first arrived across the pond. Now they are everywhere across London and offer halal chicken for all branches.
Pitaya is a successful casual Thai restaurant from France and they have opened its first UK site at the Strand near Covent Garden. It’s a place for a quick grab-and-go lunch and you can enjoy a range of Thai street food classic dishes from their menu, including Pad Thai, Thai Curries, Salads, Sie Yai, etc.
Pizza Pilgrims now offer halal pepperoni across all their branches, with strict kitchen policies in place to handle the ingredients separately and cook them in a separate oven. If ordering from their menu, the pepperoni option comes with honey as well which we’re not too impressed with. Instead, we like to order a classic Margherita and order pepperoni as an extra topping!
Everyone loves Christopher’s famous Chocolate Brioche French Toast. Desserts aside, Christopher’s also offers halal Wagyu Burger and halal Australian Wagyu Rump Steak. They usually stock halal chicken, but just in case, you can pre-order beforehand for your visit. Also available for pre-order is halal lamb (48 hours in advance required).
Steak & Company
Looking for an affordable steak night in central London? Steak & Company has a separate halal menu and their food is at a reasonable price for steaks. It’s not like the best steakhouse around but for something easy & no-fuss in central London, it’s an alright pick.