We know that a lot of international students who attend our language schools here in the UK, will have some dietary requirements.
One of the most common dietary requirements we encounter is the need for halal food. Whilst it’s common knowledge that most places cater for vegetarians, you may be surprised to find that more and more places are actually serving up delicious halal food – that isn’t just veg and meat substitutes.
Whether you’ve come to study English in Manchester or Liverpool, we want all our students to get some tasty food which is why we’ve collected some of the best halal restaurants in both cities.
Rump N Ribs Steak House
Diners can get delicious meat dishes from this steakhouse on Oxford Street and it’s all halal. Known as one of the best halal restaurants in Manchester Rump N Ribs Steak House is close to the Palace Theatre, the Opera House and Bridgewater Hall, so it’s an ideal dinner spot for those looking for a tasty beef dinner before a show.
Zouk Bar & Grill
Situated on Chester Street, just off Oxford Road, Zouk is the perfect place for lovers of Indian food. All their dishes are either halal or vegetarian so there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Expect authentic flavours and food cooked mostly on a charcoal grill.
Experience halal fine dining Manchester at the Turkish Kitchen is a relaxed cafe-restaurant where you can get some authentic meze along with kebabs, burgers and Turkish pizza in a simple setting. The place has a really nice atmosphere and diners can rest in the knowledge that everything on the menu is halal! You’ll find Turkish Kitchen on Great Ducie Street.
Asha’s is owned by Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle and is the ideal spot for special occasions. It has beautiful decor over its two floors and all the meat on the menu is halal. According to their website, their “Signature Dishes span Indian culinary traditions, from family favourites and sensational street food to the cuisine of royalty.” You’ll find it on Peter Street just round the corner from the Albert Hall.
1847 is an upmarket vegetarian restaurant which is perfect for those who don’t fancy any meat at all. Obviously, because there is no meat on the menu everything is halal. 1847 is a modern restaurants that boasts fresh ingredients and amazing flavours. With restaurants in Birmingham and Bristol, the Manchester branch will be opening at the end of September 2017 on Chapel Walks.
V Rev Vegan Diner
Opened in 2011, V Rev is Manchester’s City Centre’s first and only 100% vegan eatery. Their menu is pretty cool and includes beef burgers, chicken burgers, hotdogs, sandwiches and lots of sides which are all 100% vegan and therefore halal. You can find them on Edge Street in the Northern Quarter.
All the meat that is served up in Shiraz Turkish BBQ restaurant on North John Street in the city centre is halal. It’s quite a small place but what it lacks in size it makes up for in flavour. The food is so good it has a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor..
This place offers burgers, wraps and hotdogs but is known for its various incarnations of chicken. You can get tasty chicken in a variety of different flavours, sizes and styles but the marinade chicken comes highly recommended. If you’ve got room you can even try a shake. All the meat served on this Bold Street restaurant is halal.
For those that are craving either a sit-in Indian or a takeaway, Remora has a wide range of cuisine and it’s all halal! It’s small, charming and cosy which makes it the perfect spot for a relaxed meal. You’ll find Remora on South Hunter Street near Liverpool John Moores University.
KO Grill is an authentic Eastern grill house on Bold Street and all the meat they serve is not only halal, but locally sourced. You’ll find authentic Indian and Pakistani dishes and lots of halal food Liverpool flavour. They cook everything first in a tandoor oven before finishing it off on a charcoal grill.
Il Forno is an award-winning Italian restaurant on Duke Street. All the chicken they serve is 100% halal, however if you want some other type of halal meat you have to book ahead and state your halal preference. They serve up a range of of grilled dishes, pasta dishes and pizzas to try.
Spice City is an authentic Indian restaurant on Stanley Street. Here you’ll find all the classic dishes as well as contemporary dishes. You can either eat-in or takeaway depending on what you’re in the mood for. All the meat on the menu is halal except for the steak. So remember that when ordering.