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 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. As per everything on this blog, please always double-check the halal status with the restaurant as suppliers may change.
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The Residency Notting Hill
The Residency is one of the best restaurants we have visited in 2022. Serving modern European cuisine with a Caribbean twist, the restaurant has impressed with its meticulous attention to detail, service, and excellent execution of the food. We enjoyed some of the best grilled prawns we ever had so far in London, a sensational plate of burrata, and some impressive mains and desserts. It truly is a fantastic neighbourhood gem that we couldn’t praise enough. Read more about our full review here.
Without a doubt, Cafe Beam is one of the best halal-friendly brunch spots in London. Its Notting Hill branch ticks a lot of boxes too, including stylish and pretty interiors, as well as an amazing brunch menu to satisfy your cravings. Some popular brunch dishes include the Mediterranean breakfast, sucuk shakshuka, and the Beam Benedict which features a Shawarma spiced patty and harissa hollandaise. For those with a sweet tooth, there are plenty of sweet dishes and desserts available as well.
Layang-Layang is a Malaysian restaurant on Pembridge Road serving up a range of traditional Malaysian dishes. From roti canal to laksa to nasi lemak, they have it all. Pictured is the Nasi Kerabu, which is a rice salad dish featuring butterfly pea rice (hence the vibrant blue colour), served with roast chicken and dried fish. The food, overall, was decent if you are looking for a no-fuss meal in the area. We also ordered the chicken curry roti canal, rose sirap bandung, and teh tarik.
Halal status: All meats served are halal
Hailing from LA with a hefty price tag for a mere egg sandwich, Eggslut made quite some headlines when they launched their first shop across the pond at Notting Hill. The queues have now died down but the brand continues to be an incredibly popular one. Other than the classic Fairfax egg sandwich, Eggslut now also serve halal beef wagyu strips, halal beef bacon and halal turkey sausage. It might be on the pricier end but it’s going to be a worthwhile treat.
The Chicken Shop is the new rebranded name for Chik’n. Notting Hill is one of the first locations they’ve launched the rebranded name before expanding to more locations across London. If you are familiar with Chik’n’s menu, Chicken Shop’s pretty much the same. Though we do feel the chicken was a tad underseasoned and the coating wasn’t as crispy as before – same with the gunpowder fries we had as well.
Looking for saucy wings and chicken burgers? Then check out the newly opened Wing Shack on Pembridge Road in Notting Hill. They have a range of sauces to choose from but definitely go 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 a vegan-friendly jackfruit wings.
Beluga Persian Restaurant
If you’re looking for Persian food in the area, Beluga makes a decent pick. We enjoyed the likes of Soup-e-jo, Lamb Koobideh, and Chelo Jujeh, where the food had been pretty good. The meat grills also come with potato-layered Tahdig rice and featured the perfect golden crust and flavours to pair with the succulent meats. During our visit, we also have a little funny story at Beluga where we found ourselves dining next to Penn Badgley (i.e. the lead actor for the Netflix series, You)! You can read our full review of Beluga (and our funny/awkward celebrity encounter) here.
Bullgogi Korean Restaurant
If you’re looking for good Korean food, you should add Bullgogi on your list. After discovering that they do halal chicken at the restaurant, we went to visit and the food didn’t disappoint. Some standout dishes we had included their Kimchi Pancake, Tofu Seafood Stew, and Spicy Cheese Toppoki. If you fancy Korean BBQ, they also have on-table grills and a BBQ menu available. However, the BBQ menu is predominantly not halal.
Maramia Palestinian Cafe & Restaurant
Maramia is a longstanding Palestinian restaurant in the area and has had quite a few famous customers over the years. If there is only one dish you can order, make it the Chicken Mousakhan. It is without a doubt the most popular and stellar dish at the restaurant, featuring tender and well-marinated chicken wrapped in homemade bread, served with fresh salad and yoghurt dipping.
Jamon Jamon Paella
Jamon Jamon Paella is one of the first places I wrote about when I started this blog. You can find them every weekend on Portobello Market and is a firm favourite for local and tourists alike for their 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. They have been operating since 2004 and are still as popular as ever!
Here’s another weekend-only street food stall. Notting Hill’s Acklam Village street food market has no shortage of halal food options, but if you are looking for something unique to try, then go check out Bao Kusina. The queue for their stall speaks for itself. Bao Kusina is founded by Lorenzo Kusina, who was an ex-Sushi Samba chef and now runs the popular west London halal Filipino takeaway, 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 a roof garden terrace, a private pink room and a bearbrick seating area – each giving a different feel and style, to complete that Insta-worthy dining experience. The restaurant is located just minutes away from Portobello Market and is a popular restaurant pick for locals and visitors alike.
Patty & Bun
Patty & Bun has started to include more branches to serve halal beef and this includes the Portobello branch in Notting Hill! You can’t go wrong with their classic “Ari Gold” Cheeseburger and the “Lamb Shank Redemption” Burger is usually quite a popular pick too. There are not a lot of great halal burger spots around this side of London so Patty & Bun would make a decent option to go for an easy burger fix.
If you don’t already know, Honest Burger now serves free-range halal chicken across all their branches in the UK nationwide. Chicken burger options include a pesto grilled chicken burger or the buffalo buttermilk fried chicken burger, and all burgers come with a side of their signature handmade rosemary chips. For each branch, they tend to collaborate with different brands for a special flavour of the month, so definitely keep an eye out for what’s on offer!
Chic N’ Wing
You won’t be able to miss Chic N’ Wing with its ridiculously loud music blasting on Portobello Road. Seatings are limited and it is more of a takeaway gourmet fried chicken spot. We tried out their chicken wings, chicken burger, and chicken 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 it really stuck out to us that the bao itself was not great.
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 Malaysian 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 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. Though during our visit, we find the food merely underwhelming at best.