Located about 9 miles (14.5 km) east of Charing Cross, in East London, lies the town of Ilford. Like most of London, Ilford has many popular attractions worth seeing. Check out the National History Museum where you can see the skull of a mammoth that was found in Ilford. Or visit one of the many parks in the area like Valentine’s Nature Park, or the South Park. Site seeing in a new place can really work up an appetite. But when you follow a restricted diet, like a halal diet, knowing what restaurant you can eat at can be difficult. But don’t worry, we put together this helpful list to make eating out easier for you. Here is our list of the 10 best halal restaurants in Ilford, UK. Enjoy!
1. Sahara Grill
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Sahara Grill opened their first restaurant in 2004. Their mission has always been to create modern dishes for halal cuisine. When they began the dining options for folks who follow the halal lifestyle were limited. But at the Sahara Grill, they have opened the door to a whole new world of acceptable preparations and recipes. While most halal menus include lamb, chicken, and fish, the Sahara Grill has made steak a popular option. One of the best sellers is their flame grilled steak with peppercorn sauce.
Address: 408 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, IG2 6HW
Website: Sahara Grill
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 11:30pm; Fri: 2pm - 12am; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 12am
2. Wok Wala Street Kitchen
The Wok Wala Street Kitchen is the dream come true of three childhood friends who share a passion for food. They make every dish right in front of you, using only the finest, and freshest ingredients. All of the sauces are house made with no MSG or anything else you don’t want. The protein choices available all follow halal standards. The menu is pretty simple, pick your base, your meat, and your sauce and watch as it all comes together before your very eyes. Some of the local’s favorites are the Wok Wala Ribs, and Sticky Chicken Wings.
Wok Wala Street Kitchen
Address: 733 High Rd, Ilford, London IG3 8RL
Website: Wok Wala Street Kitchen
Opening hours: 12pm - 11pm (daily)
3. Golden Curry
Golden Curry is a take-out restaurant that specializes in Indian and Pakistani food. They are only open for dinner and have buffet nights on Mondays and Wednesdays, so you can try a little bit of everything. Some of the most popular dishes on the menu are the Chicken Tikka and the Tandoori Mixed Grill.
Address: 14 Clements Road, Ilford, Redbridge, United Kingdom
Website: Golden Curry
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5pm - 12am; Sun: 5pm - 11:30pm
4. Loaded Gourmet Burgers and Fries
Loaded Gourmet Burgers and Fries is a casual diner with charming rustic decor. Their menu options include burgers, chicken, lamb, and wings. All of their burgers come loaded with toppings and sauces. You can choose one of the signature sandwiches, like the Wrecky Brecky, the Boombasteak, or the Big Bird. Or you have the option to customize and create your own unique sandwich.
Loaded Gourmet Burgers and Fries
Address: 68 Cranbrook Road Ilford, Redbridge, United Kingdom IG1 4NH
Website: Loaded Gourmet Burgers and Fries
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 10:30pm; Fri: 2pm - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10:30pm
5. Spice Khazana
Spice Khazana is a halal buffet that serves South Asia cuisine. Most of the dishes fall into three categories, curries, barbecue and rice. Some of the local favorites include the Dry Chili Lamb, Butter Chicken, Peri Peri Wings, and Lamb Pilau. They open for dinner during the week and lunch on the weekends, plus they offer take out.
Address: 266-268 High Road, Ilford IG1 1QF
Website: Spice Khazana
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 4pm - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 2pm - 12am
6. Sultan Restaurant
The Sultan Restaurant delivers delicious food cooked according to Turkish tradition. Their chefs were picked from around the country and brought together to create modern dishes inspired by traditional Turkish cuisine. You will find quite a few options to choose from on the large menu. They offer halal approved meats slow cooked on skewers, vegetarian dishes, and the Sultan’s favorites. A couple of the local’s favorites are the lamb kebabs and the chicken wrapped beyti.
Address: 165-169 Cranbrook Rd, Ilford, IG1 4TA
Website: Sultan Restaurant
Opening hours: 12pm - 11pm (daily)
7. Faroz Restaurant
The Faroz Restaurant brings together the flavors of the Mediterranean to create their traditional Turkish cuisine. All of the meats used in their recipes are halal. All of the meats are char-grilled, from the kebabs to the meatballs. Some of their most popular dishes are the lamb shanks and the chicken kofte.
Address: 2-4 Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1BA
Website: Faroz Restaurant
Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)
8. Taj Grill
The Taj Grill is a farm-to-table restaurant that offers Indian/Pakistani cuisine for lunch and dinner. All of their meats are char grilled and served as kabobs, with side dishes or used in their biryanis. They also have a takeout menu and will cater your birthday parties, anniversaries or other special events. Some of their recommended dishes are the Mutton Tikka Masala and the Chicken Bindi.
Address: 72 Ilford Lane, Ilford IG1 2LA
Website: Taj Grill
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 1am; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 1:30am; Sun: 12pm - 12am
9. Harman Restaurant
The Harman restaurant is a traditional Turkish charcoal grill eatery. ‘Harman’ is the end of the growing season when crops are harvested and is celebrated throughout Turkey. Here at this restaurant, they bring together the best of the harvest to create delicious dishes just for you. They have special dishes served on Sundays, but during the week try the Halep Kebab or the Lamb Tava.
Address: 376-378 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG2 6HW
Website: Harman Restaurant
Opening hours: 12pm - 11pm (daily)
10. Thai Royale
At Thai Royale, you will find traditional dishes prepared with care. Most Thai recipes use shredded meats and seafood, laced with herbs and spices that are stewed, baked or grilled. Most of the dishes are hot and fiery with intense flavors that come from their use of many spices. If you are not a fan of hot and spicy, just let your server know, they will happily adjust the heat level for you. Try one of their signature dishes like Pad Prik Thai Dum, or the Sam Rod.
Address: 11 High View Parade, Woodford Avenue, Essex, London IG4 5EP
Website: Thai Royale
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10pm
Have a no-stress dining in Ilford
When you follow a halal diet it can be difficult to know what restaurants are safe for you to eat. But with this handy list, you can eliminate any stress when you are in Ilford. Because vacations shouldn’t cause stress, the whole idea is to relieve it.
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