Exploring the charming streets of Notting Hill and looking for a place to grab a bite? Check out our Notting Hill Halal Food Guide where we put together some of the best halal food places in the area, ranging from fast food to nice dine-in restaurants and a wide variety of cuisines!
Without a doubt, Notting Hill has become quite a touristic area, especially over the weekends, thanks to its famed Portobello Market and movie references. Whether you are looking for a nice brunch spot in the area before exploring the colourful streets, a quick & easy bite, or a snazzy sit-down meal, there are certainly quite a handful of good halal-friendly options to choose from in the area.
Where to find Halal Food in Notting Hill
As per everything on this blog, please always double-check the halal status with the restaurant as suppliers may change. Click on each of the restaurants below to find out more information.
- The Residency Notting Hill
- Empire Empire
- Jay Dee’s Catering
- Patty & Bun
- Beluga Persian Restaurant
- Bullgogi Korean Restaurant
- Layang-Layang (NOW CLOSED)
- Eggslut Portobello Road
- Cafe Beam Notting Hill
- Tab x Tab
- Chicken Shop
- Wing Shack
- Mawi Cafe
- Jamon Jamon Paella Portobello Market
- Bao Kusina
- Akoya Lebanese Restaurant
- Honest Burger
- Chic N’ Wing
- Bon’s Cafe
- Makan Cafe
- Cheat Meals
The Residency Notting Hill
The Residency has surprised us with its excellent take on modern European cuisine with a Caribbean twist. The service was impeccable and it truly is a fantastic neighbourhood gem that we couldn’t praise enough. You can read our full review here.
A sister restaurant to Gunpowder with a 70s disco theme, Empire Empire has quickly become one of the most popular Indian restaurants in Notting Hill. Their biryanis, whether it be the lamb shank biryani or whole lobster biryani, are making headlines across the foodie scene. You can read our full review here.
Maramia is a longstanding Palestinian restaurant in the area. If there is only one dish you can order, make it the Chicken Mousakhan. It is the most popular & stellar dish at the restaurant, featuring tender and well-marinated chicken wrapped in homemade bread.
Jay Dee’s Catering
Jay Dee’s is a longstanding catering & takeaway business in Notting Hill serving halal Caribbean food. You’ll be able to smell it from a street away and hear music blasting from its humble store nestled amongst the rows of colourful houses on Lancaster Road. Whether it’s jerk chicken, oxtail, curries, or brown stews, they’ve been a local favourite for over 20 years and more. P.S. They have a really good lunchtime deal for only £6!
Patty & Bun
Patty & Bun has started to serve halal beef at more branches, including the Portobello branch in Notting Hill! Our go-to favourite is their classic “Ari Gold” Cheeseburger, which is one of our top halal burger spots in town, and the “Lamb Shank Redemption” Burger as well.
Beluga Persian Restaurant
If you’re looking for Persian food in the area, Beluga would make a decent pick. The Chelo Jujeh didn’t really impress but the Lamb Koobideh wasn’t too bad. All meat grills also come with potato-layered Tahdig rice and are in good portions. During our visit, we had a little funny story where we found ourselves dining next to Penn Badgley! You can read our full review of Beluga here.
Bullgogi Korean Restaurant
If you’re looking for good Korean food, you should add Bullgogi to your list. After discovering that they do halal chicken, we went for a visit and enjoyed the food. Albeit slightly limited in options, we still found some standout dishes including the Kimchi Pancake and Spicy Cheese Toppoki. If you fancy Korean BBQ, they also have on-table grills available.
Layang-Layang (now closed)
Queensway normally dominates when it comes to Malaysian restaurants, but here’s one in Notting Hill that’s not too bad of an option either. Layang-Layang serves up a range of traditional Malaysian dishes from roti canal to laksa to nasi lemak, etc. Whilst not as stellar as the Malaysian restaurants in Queensway, the food was still decent overall if you are looking for a no-fuss meal in the area.
Halal status: All meats served are halal
Eggslut Portobello Road
Hailing from LA, Eggslut was quite the spotlight when they open their first UK shop in Notting Hill. The queues have now died down but the brand remains popular. Also, the good news is that Eggslut now serves halal beef wagyu strips, beef bacon and turkey sausage across all branches.
Cafe Beam Notting Hill
Cafe Beam is a very popular halal-friendly brunch spot in London with multiple branches across London. You’ll find queue after queue at their Notting Hill branch every weekend and wait times are around an hour. Though, personally, we didn’t feel it lived up to the hype.
Tab x Tab
Tab x Tab has been highly praised to serve some of the best coffees in West London and is a solid halal-friendly brunch spot as well. Popular brunch dishes include Mushroom Scrambled Eggs Toast, Chicken Katsu Sando, Blueberry Pancakes, and so on. It’s one where you go for quality food and it’s definitely a local favourite in the area.
Chicken Shop is the new rebranded name for Chik’n and Notting Hill is one of the first locations they’ve launched with the new name. If you are familiar with Chik’n’s menu, Chicken Shop’s exactly the same. Though we do feel their food offerings are merely mediocre whether it’s Chik’n or Chicken Shop.
Wing Shack offers a range of sauces to choose from but you should definitely try out their tangy buffalo wings/burger, which is one of their most popular flavours on the menu. The honey & sesame is known to be quite a hit too and they also do vegan-friendly jackfruit wings.
Along Notting Hill Gate Road is a cosy family-run cafe named Mawi. You can enjoy a selection of halal-friendly sandwiches, granola bowls, simple brunch dishes, and cakes & pastries. It’s all about organic healthy foods at Mawi Cafe and they also offer “colourful” coffees such as turmeric latte, blue matcha latte, etc.
Jamon Jamon Paella Portobello
You can find Jamon Jamon Paella every weekend at Portobello Market and it is a firm favourite to both locals & tourists for its delicious halal-friendly paellas. I normally like to go for the seafood paella but you can also get the Valencia paella which got chicken in it or go half-and-half!
Here’s another weekend-only street food stall. The queue for Bao Kusina speaks for itself. It is founded by Lorenzo Maderas, who was an ex-Sushi Samba chef and now runs Lorenzo Kusina. Whilst personally, I prefer Lorenzo Kusina more, Bao Kusina is still a good spot to try out Filipino flavours in the form of bao buns!
Akoya Lebanese Restaurant
Akoya is a place where you can enjoy snazzy lounge-like interiors and a range of Lebanese mezze and grill. If you are looking for showstopping restaurant backdrops to show off on social media, Akoya has the perfect roof garden terrace, a private pink room and a bearbrick seating area. The restaurant is located just minutes away from Portobello Market and is a popular restaurant pick for locals and visitors alike.
Honest Burger now serves free-range halal chicken across all their branches nationwide. Chicken burger options include the pesto grilled chicken burger or the buffalo buttermilk fried chicken burger. All burgers come with a side of their signature handmade rosemary chips.
Chic N’ Wing
You won’t be able to miss Chic N’ Wing with its ridiculously loud music blasting on Portobello Road. We tried out their chicken wings, burger and bao. There was no doubt that the chicken was incredulously crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside. However, all of them could use some extra sauce to accompany the chicken and the bao, in particular, was rather poor from our experience.
Looking for a halal brunch spot near Notting Hill? Bon’s Cafe is a fully halal brunch cafe serving up a variety of Middle Eastern-inspired dishes in the area. It’s a small but cosy local spot serving up homely brunch dishes such as Turkish Eggs, Shakshuka, etc. They also have a range of freshly baked pastries that would be perfect to pair with a cup of coffee.
Makan Cafe is one of the original halal Malaysian restaurants in the area, running by the same family since 2001. Other than traditional dishes such as Nasi Lemak, Mee Goreng, Char Kway Teow etc., they are also known to serve up a lovely halal English fry-up for breakfast as well. Personally, though, we weren’t quite impressed with their laksas and would prefer walking further down to Queensway instead for Normah’s, Med Salleh Kopitiam, or Putera Puteri!
Cheat Meals is another halal fast food chain around town with an American diner-style concept. Their menu offers a range of “cheat day treats” including burgers, bagels, hotdogs, cheesy fries, and milkshakes. From our visit, chicken dishes fared better than the beef burgers.