Out and about near King’s Cross and looking for somewhere to eat that serves halal food? Well, you’re in the right place. We understand way too well the headache of looking for a halal-friendly restaurant to eat. Luckily, London is a great diverse food hub and there are a good amount of options of varied cuisines you can choose from! In this article, we’ll be looking at where to find halal food in King’s Cross.
Where to Find Halal Food in King’s Cross London
As per everything on this blog, please always double-check the halal status with each restaurant as suppliers may change.
Not only are they a great halal Malaysian restaurant in London but they also do the best Char Kway Teow you can find in the country! We also enjoyed their curry laksa, nasi goreng, and teh tarik. Additionally, Hawker’s Kitchen also offers a range of South Indian dishes like dosas & curries.
Dishoom King’s Cross
When in doubt, there’s always a trusty Dishoom in London, right? Whilst probably not the best Indian restaurant you can find in London, it’s a solid option to go to. Personally, we really liked their Pav Bhaji and Basmati Kheer, washed down with a warming cup of their House Chai.
If you fancy a good halal fried chicken burger, Coqfighter is a decent spot to check out. It was once upon a time my top fried chicken burger spot in London where the Green Chilli Cheese Chicken Burger’s our go-to, but its quality has faltered a bit ever since it started expanding from my personal experience. Nonetheless, it’s still a good option, just perhaps not as impressive as before.
If you’re looking for Korean food, Kimchee is definitely a solid shout. This popular Korean restaurant honours traditional Korean recipes with a contemporary touch and offers a wide range of dishes to choose from. If there’s only one dish you can order, I recommend going for the Kimchi Pancake as it is excellent there!
Halal Italian restaurants are not easy to come by yet in London but progress has certainly been made, including popular restaurant Lina Stores who now offer a separate halal menu! The pasta options on the halal-friendly menu are mostly vegetarian/seafood, but there’s the Chicken Milanese under the secondi that’d make a good meat option to try out & share.
I really enjoyed Arabica at Borough Market for a halal brunch and it’s great to find them at King’s Cross as well! You can find them just a stone’s throw from Coal Drops Yard and Granary Square, featuring an outdoor terrace and cosy interiors.
Hoppers King’s Cross
The Sri Lanka restaurant sensation is a very popular pick in London no matter its location. This King’s Cross branch is actually Hopper’s largest restaurant to date, featuring atmospheric decor that’s perfect for a relaxing meal. From fragrant curries to large crispy dosas, you know you’re in for a flavour party there. Don’t miss out on its signature Egg Hopper and Sri Lankan staple Kothus, as well as its King’s Cross’ exclusive dishes such as Blue Swimmer Crab Kari, Black Pepper Curry Leaf Prawns, Mussel Hodi and String Hoppers!
Craving for something with a homely touch? Why not go check out Addis, a charming family-run Ethiopian restaurant in King’s Cross? Addis is known for its cosy settings and its slightly westernised touch on traditional Ethiopian food. Everything is freshly made in-house at the restaurant, including Injera, sauces, bread, pates, desserts, etc.
Looking for a meat feast of burgers & steaks? Then Meat House is an option. Aside from burgers & steaks, there is a wide variety of options on their menu including the likes of lamb chops, chicken schnitzel, grilled prawns, seafood, etc. A good selection of mocktails is available as well.
Granger & Co
This Australian brunch restaurant has been incredibly popular over the years for its signature ricotta hotcakes and some of the silkiest scrambled eggs in town. They have now started to offer halal chicken as well, meaning you can also enjoy their chicken schnitzel and roast chicken salad!
Another halal-friendly Korean food option in King’s Cross is Yori. One can’t go wrong with some Japchae or Korean Fried Chicken, and they also have Korean BBQ options too, albeit limited to just chicken & seafood options as other meats are not halal.
If you fancy broad Southeast Asian cuisine, Ekachai would be an easy pick in King’s Cross. The restaurant offers a range of pan-Asian dishes from the likes of Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand and draws inspiration from their famous street food scenes. It probably isn’t the best option you can find in London (it certainly didn’t make it to my Best London Halal Malaysian Restaurants list), but it’s somewhere decent for a quick casual bite that serves good portions for the price.
Honest Burger King’s Cross
Popular burger chain Honest Burger has started catering halal chicken for all branches nationwide. So feast yourself on either their Pesto Grilled Chicken Burger or the Buffalo Fried Chicken Burger – though I have a personal preference for the latter. All burgers are served with a side of their signature rosemary-salted chips.
Craving for a taste of Thailand? There’s always Rosa Thai as a reliable restaurant pick. You can enjoy some Thai classic dishes such as Pad Thai and Green/Red Curries, along with some delicious small plates such as chicken skewers as well as Tom Yum Soup or Tom Ka Coconut Soup. Flavours may not be as robust as those in Thailand but it’s a decent halal-friendly option in town.