Got a special occasion to celebrate? You can’t go wrong with an Indian fine-dining meal. Luckily, London has no shortage of halal-friendly Indian fine-dining restaurants and there are just so many to choose from. Whether you’re looking for somewhere smart casual or somewhere upscale & formal, this list of Indian halal fine dining restaurants will have you covered. Many of these restaurants are also Michelin-starred and couldn’t be the more perfect spot for your special occasions!
*As per anything on this blog, please always double-check the halal status with the restaurant as suppliers may change.
List of Halal Fine Dining Indian Restaurants in London
The Michelin-awarded Amaya restaurant specialises in tapas-style Indian grills and tandoor-baked dishes. Opened since 2004, Amaya has remained one of the top Indian fine-dining restaurants in London today.
Benares has been a highly reputable Michelin-starred modern Indian restaurant and continues to win hearts & bellies with its uniquely innovative take on Indian flavours. The restaurant is hugely popular for corporate meals as well as intimate dinners.
Even though Bibi’s a relatively new introduction to the London fine dining scene, it has already made quite an impression from the get-go. Head chef Chet Sharma has experience at some of the most esteemed Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK and elsewhere, and promises an exquisite dining experience at Bibi’s.
Brigadiers is a restaurant inspired by the army mess bars of India and specialises in Indian barbecues. The likes of the Afghani Lamb Kebab, Masala Scallops, and BBQ Butter Chicken Wings are popular for a reason. You can read our full review of Brigadiers here.
A sister restaurant to Michelin-starred Jamavar, Bombay Bustle is an excellent halal-friendly fine-dining Indian restaurant in town. Its menu is hugely inspired by Mumbai’s signature dishes and the restaurant features a charming tiffin tin carrier-inspired interior. You can read our full review of Bombay Bustle here.
Meaning “special village”, Chokhi Dhani aims to bring an authentic taste of Rajasthan with its own modern take. Good food aside, the restaurant also boasts a lovely view of the Thames and is great for a special occasion.
Located just a stone’s throw away from Marble Arch station, Chorangi brings the colourful flavours of Calcutta to London West End. Expect hearty curries and a contemporary take on the evolution of Calcutta cuisine with influences from a blend of European, Mogul and Chinese flavours.
A longstanding name in Chelsea and now relocated to St. James with all the glitz & glam, Chutney Mary remains one of the best names for fine-dining Indian food in London. Its menu covers all seven major cuisines of India and boasts a world-class dining experience.
If you’re looking for a room to impress, Colonel Saab certainly has it. However, we couldn’t quite say the same for the food from our own experience. The menu is designed to be a “love letter” to the family of Colonel Saab’s founder, Roop Partap Choudhary. You can read our full review of Colonel Saab here.
Copper Chimney was a longstanding name in Bombay India before starting its international outpost in London. The restaurant specialises in undivided North Indian cuisine and serves some of the best Chicken Tikka & Burrah Lamb Chops in town!
Featuring grand colonial interiors and a regal atmosphere, Gymkhana has reopened its doors after the fire and is back in the market with its exquisite food. The Kid Goat Keema was an outstanding one and most dishes on the menu are made to leave an impression. You can read our full review at Gymkhana here.
Hankies Marble Arch
After their first restaurant on Shaftesbury Avenue, Hankies has opened up a second and fancier site at the Montcalm Hotel in Marble Arch. With an expanded menu, Hankies Marble Arch brings a variety of classic Indian street food with a modern take. You can read our full review of Hankies Marble Arch here.
London was Jamavar‘s first international outpost after its tremendous success in India. Its supreme pan-Indian fine-dining concept instantly swept Londoners off their feet since its opening. In 2022, Jamavar has also joined the Micheline star club with its one-star award. You can read our full review of Jamavar here.
Run by Michelin-starred chef Peter Joseph, Kahani is a halal-friendly Indian fine dining restaurant with a focus on contemporary Tamil Nadu cuisine. Growing up in Chennai, chef Peter Joseph creatively brings together his Indian heritage with his travels in Spain and the best of British produce for this showstopping restaurant.
Kanishka is run by two-Michelin-starred Chef Atul Kochhar and specialies in Northeastern India regional cuisine. More specifically, its menu takes inspiration from the Seven Sister States in India and is heavily influenced by the bordering countries of China and Nepal.
Housed in an elegant townhouse in Chelsea, Kutir is no doubt one hot spot for a cosy & intimate Indian fine-dining experience. Run by Michelin-starred Chef Rohit Ghai and Abhi Sang, the food at Kutir draws inspiration and techniques from all over India.
Manthan is another brainchild of Chef Rohit Ghai and Abhi Sang and a sister restaurant to Kutir. Housed in a stylish townhouse in Mayfair, Manthan offers a sleek & snazzy dining atmosphere, as well as innovative Indian dishes to make it a memorable experience.
The biggest pride of Tamarind Mayfair is that they are one of the first Indian restaurants in the world to win a Michelin star. Though many have said the food quality has faltered over the years. We haven’t been so we couldn’t really judge.
Veeraswamy is a sister restaurant of Amaya and is located bang on in Piccadilly Circus on Regent Street. It is also a Michelin-awarded restaurant, noted for its excellent food and sumptuous interiors.