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Ramadan: The best places to break your fast in London

Dining out in Ramadan can be difficult due to iftar being so late this year and restaurants not providing prayer facilities. So, to help you out, mybigfathalalblog.com’s Ayesha has revealed the 10 best London restaurants providing late night openings and special iftar menus…

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1) Ramadan Tent Project

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The Ramadan Tent is the best place to go to fully immerse oneself in the spirit of Ramadan. Have iftar on the ground and enjoy food donated by the community, meet new people and engage with others from different backgrounds and cultures. The project invites the homeless and the public at large, both Muslims and non-Muslims, to break fast together promoting unity and communal cohesion. Prayer area is available.

Website: ramadantentproject.com

Address: Malet Street Gardens, London, WC1E 6DP

2) The Meat Co

After a day of shopping at Westfield London, make a stop at The Meat Co for amazing steaks and enjoy their complimentary yoghurt, dates and soup. They offer a completely separate halal menu and dining experience.

Website: themeatco.com/westfield-london

Address: 1026, Westfield, Ariel Way, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7GA

3) Boondocks

I’m sure you’re familiar with Stax Diner and their infamous juicy burgers! Enjoy iftar at their sister restaurant, Boondocks, and get a starter, main, drink and dessert for £21.50. Just be sure to buy tickets in advance.

Prayer area is available.

Website: belowboondocks.yapsody.com

Address: 205 City Rd, London EC1V 1JT

4) Mamounia Lounge

Mamounia Lounge is a Moroccan restaurant that is offering a special iftar menu priced at £40pp. Be sure to taste the baklava for dessert and hot cup of their special Moroccan tea.

Prayer area can be arranged.

Website: mamounialounge.com

Address: 136 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1HY

5) Intercontinental Park Lane

The Intercontinental Park Lane is observing Ramadan and is providing a Middle Eastern feast!  Their restaurant will have a changing menu featuring fruit, cheese sambousik, shish taouk, mixed meat and seafood grill, shawarmas and a homemade dessert selection.

Prayer area is available.

Website: parklane.intercontinental.com

Address: The InterContinental, 1 Hamilton Pl, Mayfair, London W1J 7QY

6) Brioche Burger

One of the best burgers in East London has got to go to Brioche Burger! My favourite is their Lone Ranger burger made with juicy Angus beef, crispy fried onions, American cheese and their homemade spicy BBQ sauce. If you’re feeling healthy, opt for their light and tasty super food salad.

Prayer area can be arranged.

Website: briocheburger.com

Address: 154 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 4QH

7) Dawat

Dawat is a Pakistani restaurant located in Tooting and is a no frills, just plain old good food kind of restaurant.  Throughout Ramadan they will be offering complimentrary dates and Rooh Afzah.

Website: dawat-restaurant.com

Address: 256-258 Upper Tooting Rd, London SW17 0DN

8) Guanabana

Go for something different and opt for eclectic Latin and Carribean dishes at Guanabana in Camden. They will be releasing a special Iftar menu soon!

Prayer area is available.

Website: guanabanarestaurant.com

Address: 85 Kentish Town Rd, London NW1 8NY

9) Dishoom

Dishoom is known for their beautiful décor and amazing atmosphere. They will be offering complimentary dates at all sites throughout Ramadan.

Website: dishoom.com

Address: 5 Stable St, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AB

10 HS & Co

HS & Co is a steakhouse located in Stratford.  Stop here after a day off Eid shopping at Westfield Stratford and enjoy your meal fresh from their Josper Grill!

Prayer area is available.

Website: hsandco.co.uk

Address: 405 High St, London E15 4QZ


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