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by in Lifestyle on 2nd February, 2018

Dining out in London this Ramadan

If there’s one thing we know it’s restaurants. We’re often the first to find out about special menus and innovative dishes and Ramadan is no different. For the past few years we’ve been putting together a guide to late night openings and special iftar menus (view this year’s guide here. Keep reading to find out which restaurants Halal Gems will be dining at this Ramadan and why we recommend them.

BIRD

We visited BIRD Shoreditch with some food blogger friends to try out their Ramadan menu (£21.50 for three courses, details here )which didn’t disappoint. Free range, fried goodness graced our tables as we tucked into juicy chicken burgers, Korean wings and hand-glazed doughnuts. The doughnut holes stole the show when dessert came round – warm, cinnamon dusted doughnuts served with chocolate sauce. Yum!

Prayer space can be arranged at their Shoreditch branch.

All meat served is halal and free range. Alcohol is served.

Boondocks 

We have a soft spot for the Feed Your Soul empire run by Chef Bea Vo (Stax Diner, Boondocks, The Famous Flames, Butterscotch Bakery). There aren’t many places serving great tasting halal food in London that also happens to be organic and free range. This group of restaurants has always been popular with Muslim diners and Boondocks showcases their iftar offering this Ramadan with a set menu. Serving four courses at £21.50 (details here), Boondocks is celebrating Ramadan with an all-American feast.

Boondocks has a separate prayer space for men and women.

All meat served is halal, free range and organic. Alcohol is served

Brioche Burger 

 We were sad to see the Green Street branch of Brioche Burger close down but they made up for it with their new Walthamstow site. Open until 1.30am Thursdays – Sundays, Brioche has a special sehri menu which features their best burgers and brunch menu.

All meat served is halal. No alcohol is available.

Fatburger (Wembley)  

A burger joint isn’t what comes to mind for most people when it comes to finding a healthy option for iftar but Fatburger has just what we need. The skinny burger, made up of lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese in between two beef patties, won us over a long time ago. For those brave souls planning a post-iftar workout, this lean burger is ideal. The lemon pepper wings are also a must-try!

Fatburger Wembley is open till late this Ramadan, closing at 2am on the 17th, 18th, 23rd and 24th of June.

All meat served is halal. No alcohol is available.

Tabun Kitchen 

Just before Ramadan, the Halal Gems team managed to squeeze in a visit to Palestinian restaurant Tabun Kitchen in Soho. The ‘Fatet Jaj Chicken’ has got to be one of the best dishes we’ve had so far this year. The restaurant has a Jerusalem iftar menu this Ramadan which includes five courses at £40 per person. If you’re looking for authentic Jerusalem-inspired dishes with a modern twist on traditional home-cooking, Tabun Kitchen is the place to be.

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