The Best Halal Restaurants in East London
East London has long been home to a thriving multicultural community, and the area’s food establishments have evolved to meet the demands of the increasingly diverse clientele. If you’re looking for delicious halal food spots in and around Stratford, you’ll be spoilt for choice. We’ve put together a list of our favourites.
Where: 377 High Street, E15 4QZ
With their delicious sharing platters, MexiCasa describe their concept as ‘social eating’ so it’s just as well that they boast a 100% halal menu to ensure nobody need go hungry. Art lovers will certainly appreciate the nod to Frida Kahlo on their menu too.
MexiCasa is open every day 12pm- 11pm.
Where: 38 Romford Road, E15 4BZ
The Grill serves a mouth-watering array of Mediterranean dishes across their East Ham and Stratford locations. Between their grilled platters, burgers and pasta dishes, everyone should walk away well fed.
The Grill is open every day 12pm- 11pm.
Café Rasa Malaysia
Where: Lower Ground Floor Westfield Stratford City, E20 1EJ
Café Rasa Malaysia may sit inside Westfield, but diners would be forgiven for thinking they momentarily blacked out and woke up halfway across the globe. If the charming lighting and minimalist furnishings don’t transport you, then the bold flavours certainly will. They source their Halal meat only from fully certified local suppliers and select their veg daily from local markets.
Where: 405 High Street, E15 4QZ
Pairing Irish cuisine with halal beef, HSandCO stands out as one of the most original halal restaurants in East London. They go above and beyond to ensure everyone is catered for by offering halal mocktails, a dedicated prayer space and an extensive tea selection.
HSandCO is open every day 12pm -11pm, except on Fridays and Saturdays when it stays open until 11:30pm.
The Westbridge Restaurant
Where: 335-337 High Street, E15 2TF
Found inside the Westbridge Hotel, this English brasserie doesn’t just attract those staying in the building. Their daily buffet-style breakfast serves keen diners from all around East London with a selection of freshly baked breads, cold halal meats and hot dishes. Later in the day, their express lunch is just right for the Londoner looking to fuel up between meetings.
Breakfast is served 7am – 10:30am daily, after which express lunch is served from 11:30am – 4pm.
Where: 72 High Road Leyton, E15 2BP
Just a short walk from Leyton Station on the central line, Shawarma Grill is almost as easily recognisable for its funky low-hanging lamps as it is from the unmistakable smell that flows out of its doors. As the name suggests, they specialise in Shawarma, thin strips of grilled meat marinated in their own blend of fresh herbs and spices and olive oil.
Shawarma Grill is open 11:30am -11:30pm daily.