For the longest time, you guys have asked for me to write about the best halal restaurants in Canary Wharf. Good news – if we’re meeting here, it’s because I’ve finally taken the time to put together this guide to the best halal places to eat in Canary Wharf. The business district is one of my favorite places in London, and how could it not be? One of the best free roof gardens in London is located in Canary Wharf, and there are lots of amazing halal restaurants in Canary Wharf.
If you’re ever looking for hidden gardens in London, the rooftop of Canary Wharf Shopping Center will become your best friend after you’ve relaxed at the secret Harbour Quay Gardens. Trust. Canary Wharf and Canada Water are legit not the places where you would go for cheap eats. Fortunately, the quality of the halal food in Canary Wharf makes up for the average to high-end prices.
The Best Halal Restaurants in London on The London Local
In terms of the best halal food in London, I’ve recently written about the best halal steak restaurants in London with a view, the best halal Michelin star restaurants, and the best places to get a halal breakfast in London. Yet, there’s so much more in terms of the halal food you can find on The London Local. All you need to do is check out my big London Halal Food Directory. You’re welcome!
In the meantime, we’re here to chat all about the best halal restaurants Canary Wharf has on its cement and mortar scene. In my eyes, there’s no better way to end the day than to sit at one of the cool places you’re about to discover. Especially when they’ve got a great view of London – if you’re a lover of views, check out those romantic halal restaurants with a view in London too! Without further ado, let’s dive into this quest for the best halal places to eat in Canary Wharf!
9 Best Halal Restaurants in Canary Wharf
Do you like halal Indian food? Have you ever looked for a great halal burger in London, without too much success? Or maybe you are in for the best halal fine dining restaurants – I’ll join you with this one. I know that most fine dining experiences in London take place in Mayfair, Knightsbridge – not so much in the center, even in the best halal restaurants in Central London. There, it’s mostly burgers and quick bites to enjoy with friends.
Well, things are different in Canary Wharf. Much different.
I love fine dining, I love dreaming with every bite. Well, that’s exactly what you’ll do when we’ll talk about all the crispiness of amazing halal fried chicken, the juiciness and traditional sauces blended in every dish at Chai Ki, Bokan, and so much more at amazing halal restaurants in Canary Wharf. Let’s get going, friends!
Indian Halal Restaurants in Canary Wharf: Chai Ki
I’ve mentioned Chai Ki already in one of my previous blogs about the best halal Indian restaurants in London. Needless to say that their traditional, yet modern way of cooking Indian culture makes it one of the best halal restaurants Canary Wharf has seen so far.
My two cents? Just book so you’re sure to have a table when you feel like eating some modernly twisted chaats and masala. I’m personally a big fan of chicken wings and their Himalayan ribs & wings are one of the best dishes you’ll try in London. Some of my favorites like Buttered chicken and naans are of course present on the menu, which is just another top mark for this halal Indian joint.
Although Chai Ki offers halal food, they do serve alcohol. You can choose to go or not, but I feel it’s always good to share things transparently. If you’d like to cut down on meat, there are also plenty of vegetarian and vegan options at Chai Ki so you know – knock yourself out. But if you choose to eat meat, just know Chai Ki is and will remain, one of the best halal restaurants in Canary Wharf, and that’s a fact.
Halal Restaurants in Canary Wharf: Temple Lounge
Temple Lounge is one of my greatest finds when it comes to halal restaurants in Canary Wharf. Not only is all the food halal, but they also do not serve any alcohol and they’re just top-of-the-range when it comes to Middle Eastern food. I’ve always been greatly attracted to Lebanese food and Middle Eastern plates of the kind you can find in the best halal restaurants in Knightsbridge, and Temple Lounge ticks all the boxes.
But it’s not only Lebanese food that this halal restaurant in Canary Wharf offers. In fact, if you’re looking for the best halal burger in London, or delicious Indian food to mix and match with a delicious vine leaf or tabbouleh, Temple Lounge is definitely the place. Salads and wraps there make for some amazing cheap eats in Canary Wharf, with a sheesh taouk wrap filled with juicy chargrilled chicken and garlic sauce barely costing £7. What a steal.
I don’t know about you, but when I go to Canary Wharf, I’m always starving. Maybe it’s all the shopping I do at the Canary Wharf shopping center there. And well, when you are really hungry, halal fine dining food is not what you’re looking for in the first place. But what if you could get something filling, something halal, and something quick?
That’s where Temple Lounge hits the spot with halal burgers served with French fries that are clearly to die for. Most burgers retail around £10, which is quite amazing when you think that you have fully halal options – and even a veggie burger should you wish to go meatless. By the way, just so you know, there are lots of amazing vegan restaurants in London that offer delicious vegan burgers. You wouldn’t even know the difference, so if you’re down to try something new sometime, do check out this guide to the best vegan restaurants in London. You won’t regret that.
Halal Restaurants in Canary Wharf: Bokan London
I’ve included Bokan for those of you who would like to eat at a delicious halal restaurant in Canary Wharf with a view. As I said, I love views of London, and although Bokan clearly doesn’t sit at the bottom of the list when it comes to prices, the food there is delicious. The offer is not completely halal, unfortunately.
The British and European notes in the Isle of Dogs restaurants are striking, but you have to preorder 48 hours in advance and prepay your meal. Only chicken breast is halal there, with vegetarian dishes and fish also available if needed.
I feel it’s always a bit of a hassle to have to preorder, but it’s often the case with halal fine dining restaurants you may want to go to, like at The Shard or other fancy restaurants. It’s a learning curve, innit, and it’s already very nice to be able to eat halal and enjoy the London view.
Located on the 37th floor, Bokan is led by a French chef who mixes European notes in every dish. Chestnut sauces, foie gras, Wagyu beef, and artisan local cheeses all blend to create tailored menus for the gourmet palate.
Halal Restaurants in Canary Wharf: Bird London
I’ve had this question: is Canary Wharf Nandos halal? Even though Nandos has quite a few halal chicken restaurants in London, the ones nearest Canary Wharf are not. And even if they had, Bird restaurants are the ones to try out next on your list, with good reason.
All the fried chicken at Bird is certified halal, which is already a great point for them. High-quality produce, vegan and vegetarian options that don’t lack any taste nor spice, and ingredient combinations that will make you come back again and again. That’s what you can expect from this halal fried chicken restaurant in London who sources its produce straight from the UK.
What I love about authentic, independent restaurants is how genuine even the menu is. There are just a handful of halal burgers available on the London restaurant menu, and one of them is vegan. They all retail between £8 and £10, but something you should try even sooner is their decadent chicken and waffle burgers. Now that’s something to write home about, and that makes Bird restaurants stand out from any crowd – halal burgers or fine dining halal restaurants in Canary Wharf all blended together.
Halal Food Canary Wharf: Hazev London
If you’re looking for the best halal places to eat in Canary Wharf, Turkish and Mediterranean Hazev is one of your best bets. Although the joint serves alcohol, all the meat on the menu is halal – and delish. Charcoal grill, anyone? That’s one of the tastiest ways to get juicy meat with burnt woody flavors that I’m so crazy about.
You can eat indoors, but if you’ve always wanted to dine at a halal outdoors restaurant, Hazev is located alongside the waterway, providing a view of London like no other while you’re eating. You’ll feel the tainted notes of feta, aubergines, and other fulfilling Mediterranean ingredients, and you know what? They’ll make you happy and satisfied with life. And I don’t know about you, but that’s exactly what I’m looking for when I’m actually getting up from the couch to visit nice halal restaurants in Canary Wharf.
That’s not all, though.
There are not many halal cafes in London, and I feel it’s worth noting that the Hazev cafe is open seven days a week from 7 am. If you need to have a professional meeting, that will be the perfect place. Of course, that’s also one of the best spots to get a halal breakfast in London, if you’re around Canary Wharf.
Best Halal Restaurants in Canary Wharf: The Madina Grill
Since we’re talking about halal grilled meats, Madina Grill is just another one of the perfect halal restaurants in Canary Wharf, especially to fulfill that halal steak craving you’re having. There’s a bit of everything flavorful on the Madina Grill menu, from tasty biryanis to delicious, juicy steaks.
That’s also a place where you can get one of the best halal burgers in London, along with traditional peri peri chicken – or even halal fried chicken and wings. As I said, there’s a bit of everything, and none lacks taste.
Halal food in Canary Wharf is not the cheapest, yet Madina Grill makes it a point to offer average-priced halal dishes, which I admire and love. If you can’t find cheap eats in Canary Wharf, it’s better than nothing to have something that delicious, priced so justly.
Another great thing about Madina Grill is that since there’s no halal Nandos in Canary Wharf, their grilled chicken offer with an array of sauces is something to praise. Quarter chicken half or full – with a garlic and herb sauce, peri peri, or even Lebanese sauce, you’re sure to love what you’re eating. And again, do try their halal burgers!
Halal Restaurants in Canary Wharf: Byblos Harbour
Let’s keep going with one of the best halal restaurants in Canary Wharf, Byblos Harbour. It’s a seriously underrated Middle Eastern slash Lebanese slash delicious restaurant that offers a sweet offer of both cold and hot mezze. It’s not one of those joints that cook make-believe halal Middle Eastern food – here, we’re on to the core of Lebanese dips, purees, and meats.
Hommos, Labneh, moussaka, tzatziki, fattoush – if all those words ring a bell and make your heart beat faster, you know as well as I do that Byblos Harbour is your next fave. That’s just an authentic Lebanese halal restaurant in Canary Wharf, with an affordable menu that’s been refined for years to reach the apex of taste. Halal restaurants in Canary Wharf really cannot get any better than that.
Halal Restaurants in Canary Wharf: Rainbo Food
In this list of the best halal restaurants in Canary Wharf, I’ve chosen to tell you about Rainbo Food, one of the coolest dumpling places in London. I’ve written about the best halal Japanese restaurants in London recently, as well the best halal Korean BBQ restaurants in London a while back. Trust me, I’ll make it a point to write about all the types of halal cuisines I can here.
Only the chicken is halal at Rainbo Food, but like anything in life, it’s always good to take it positively, isn’t it? Between delicious halal dumplings, katsu, and teriyaki, there’s just something for everyone at Rainbo Food. Basically, the restaurant serves street food in London that you could also find in Tokyo or Osaka – only the best of tradition, with taste and flavor, all packed into little pockets of deliciousness.
Halal Food Canary Wharf: Zabardast London
I felt like Zabardast would be an amazing halal restaurant in Canary Wharf to end this list on a high note. It’s part of the best halal Indian restaurants in London, with a history that dates back from the 1950s. The restaurant focuses on real, authentic Indian food that doesn’t play on over spice or heavily fattened foods. Only dishes as healthy as they come, pure and good in Canary Wharf.
At Zabardast, you can get some breakfast options, but what really hits the target is their Indian wraps. Fully halal, with lots of vegetarian and vegan options that follow the morphing scene of London foods. At £8.45 for a large Indian wrap or salad bowl, you’re in for an affordable treat.
The Best Halal Restaurants in Canary Wharf
There you have them, my favorite halal restaurants in Canary Wharf. I’ve tried to include some of the coolest addresses following various cuisines and skills, for what good would it be to share restaurants that are barely tasty? All those included in my list are places to eat in Canary Wharf where you can only feel fulfilled after lunch, dinner, and even breakfast in some cases.
If you’d like to discover more amazing halal restaurants in London – Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus – do check out my London Halal Food Directory. I’m always writing about the best halal restaurants in Canary Wharf along with other areas in London. After all, even if I’m an East London girl through and through, I’ll always remain open to trying the best food all around London.
If you’re like me, a lover of great halal food, you might love these delicious spots in London next:
- The best halal buffet in London
- Delicious halal Korean BBQ restaurants in London
- And super romantic halal steak houses in London
Until next time!
PS. Did you know about all the cute flowery cafes in London? You could visit before your posh romantic dinner moment!