With its winding cobblestone streets and sun-dappled spires, Oxford is a city steeped in charm and history. Home to famed Oxford University, this magnificent town in southern England amazes with its architecture and life of academia, and brims with wonderful adventures. Punt down the River Cherwell and admire the landscape that inspired authors like Lewis Carroll and JRR Tolkien then ramble through the myriad of honey-colored colleges. Visit attractions like the renowned Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera, or explore world-class institutions like Ashmolean Museum, Modern Art Oxford, or Pitt Rivers Museum. The city is also home to beautiful green spaces like Oxford Botanic Gardens & Arboretum and Port Meadow which are idyllic spots for rest and relaxation on a sunny day. When you need a bite to eat after a busy day of sightseeing, these halal restaurants in Oxford, the UK are the perfect place to stop. Read the list below to find out more about them.
1. Bodrum Restaurant
Flavorful and fresh, Bodrum creates hand-crafted classic dishes from across Turkey and the Mediterranean. The delightful restaurant uses fresh ingredients and traditional cooking methods to create a menu that bursts with zesty starters, meat and vegetarian entrees, and desserts. Start your meal with the hot or cold mezze platters for a sampling of traditional dishes like houmous, sujuk, and dolma, then try popular favorites like the kebabs or the shish with curry. Bodrum also offers plenty of vegetarian options and the meat here is halal. Bodrum also has Western favorites like jacket potatoes and pizzas on their menu as well. If you need a sweet treat at the end of your meal, opt for regional classics like the honeyed baklava or kunefe, or try the Turkish coffee for a bolt of energy instead. This restaurant has both sit-in dining as well as takeaway delivery options.
Address: 242 Cowley Rd, Cowley, Oxford OX4 1UH, United Kingdom
Website: Bodrum Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 3:30am; Fri - Sat: 11am - 4:30am; Sun: 11am - 2:30am
2. The First Floor Restaurant & Bar
The First Floor Restaurant & Bar is perfect for a feast of Pan-Asian cuisine. This fantastic restaurant is halal and has a wide-ranging menu that is inspired by a multitude of Asian dishes, including Chinese, Thai, and Indian cuisines. From the soups, salads, and starters, to the noodles and naan, The First Floor Restaurant & Bar uses fresh ingredients to craft authentic flavor for each dish on the menu. Whether you’re in the mood for green Thai curry, Manchurian vegetable balls, or chicken tikka masala, you won’t ever leave here hungry. Vegetarians will also find plenty of options on the menu as well, including options like aloo palak, tofu in Szechuan sauce, and vegetable Penang curry! The First Floor Restaurant & Bar also has an extensive drinks menu of cocktails, mocktails, beer, and wine, and there is a great number of desserts to finish off your meal. In addition to a la carte dining, there is also a buffet bar available during lunch Friday through Sunday, and during dinner Friday and Saturday. Takeaway is also available.
The First Floor Restaurant & Bar
Address: 158 Cowley Rd, Cowley, Oxford OX4 1UE, United Kingdom
Website: The First Floor Restaurant & Bar
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10:30pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 11pm
3. The Mirabai
Mirabai in Oxford is an authentic Indian Restaurant serving the finest in Indian cuisine. We have an extensive menu to choose from and always insist on the freshest ingredients available.Posted by The Mirabai on Wednesday, 18 July 2018
The Mirabai is a fantastic Indian restaurant that serves traditional dishes busting with flavor. This casual restaurant offers a sit-down restaurant service as well as takeaway orders and home delivery and has a wide-ranging menu of regional Indian dishes and well-loved favorites. Between the papadums and chutneys, classic starters like onion bhajis and samosas, tandoori specials, and biryani dishes, there is a lot to love at this delicious restaurant that prides itself on its excellent service. In addition to well-known favorites like kormas and madras dishes, try regional specialties like Goan xacuti, or lemon gosht, a lamb dish served with Bangladeshi lemon. English dishes like fried scampi and chicken omelettes are also on the menu. The Mirabai also offers set meal options for two people, single diners, and a three-course feast.
Address: 70 London Rd, Headington, Oxford OX3 7PD, United Kingdom
Website: The Mirabai
Opening hours: Mon, Wed - Thu: 5:15pm - 11pm; Fri: 5:15pm - 12am; Sat: 12pm - 2pm, 5:15pm - 12am; Sun: 12pm - 2pm, 5:15pm - 11pm (closed on Tue)
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4. Lebanese Nights
Lebanese Nights is a dazzling restaurant that serves a terrific assortment of traditional and popular dishes from around the Mediterranean. This wonderful restaurant is located in the nearby town of Windsor and offers a menu brimming with flavor. Try a smattering of hot or cold mezze dishes to begin with, then feast on sumptuous grill entrees like the halloumi meshwi or the nights kebab. There are also plenty of specialty dishes like kouzi, a dish of steamed lamb shank over rice, or moussaka, a vegetarian entrée served with rice. For a wondrous sampling of the dishes available, opt for the set menu for a delicious feast. Lebanese Nights offers home delivery options as well as in-house dining. For a night of unbeatable entertainment as well as food, stop by on the weekend to watch dancers perform traditional belly dancing!
Address: 41 Thames St, Windsor SL4 1PR, United Kingdom
Website: Lebanese Nights
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 12am; Fri - Sun: 12pm - 12am
5. Nabrasa Brazilian Dining Experience
For a feast of meat like no other, you must head to Nabrasa Brazilian Dining Experience. Located in the town of Uxbridge, this Brazilian restaurant creates an interactive dining experience that is sure to leave you feeling very full. Start your meal with a trip to the sumptuous salad bar and sample a variety of Brazilian hot dishes, then take a seat and enjoy as plates of freshly carved meat arrive at your table. Throughout your meal, five types of meat will be brought to you at your table, along with heaps of garlic bread and grilled cinnamon-coated pineapple. If you can save room, there are also fabulous desserts to try, including dishes like caramel flan, passion fruit mousse, chocolate tarts, and more! The price is set per person for unlimited amounts of meat and trips to the gourmet salad bar. There is also a set vegetarian option which includes unlimited trips to the salad bar for the terrific salad and hot Brazilian dishes.
Nabrasa Brazilian Dining Experience
Address: 22 Bakers Rd, Uxbridge UB8 1RG, United Kingdom
Website: Nabrasa Brazilian Dining Experience
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 5pm - 11pm; Fri: 5pm - 11:30pm; Sat: 12pm - 11:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 10:30pm (closed on Mon)
The outstanding flavors of Oxford
When you need a delicious meal after a day of sightseeing, these halal restaurants offer food bursting with flavor. Whether you fancy Chinese, Indian, Thai, or Brazilian cuisine, each of these restaurants creates mouthwatering meals. From meat-heavy meals to enticing vegetarian entrees, these restaurants will hit the spot for whatever it is that you’re craving. Next time that you’re in or around Oxford, check out these fantastic halal restaurants.
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