• Review: The Westbridge Hotel, London

    January 30, 2017 Admin

    Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m snobby about West London. Anything south of the river that isn’t close to the Thames is a no go zone. East London, however, evokes many complex feelings of love and hate. I lived there for a short while when I was a kid and loved it, and I always associated…

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  • KERB Camden : Halal-friendly traders to check out

    January 29, 2017 Admin

    Featuring 34 traders, KERB Camden runs 7 days a week, 364 days a year. It’s the perfect place to grab a quick lunch and it’s worth a visit if you’re wandering around Camden on the weekend. We’ve put together a guide featuring ten halal-friendly traders. Let us know your favourites! Opening times: Mon-Fri 12pm-5pm, Sat-Sun…

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  • London's best halal Chinese restaurants

    January 28, 2017 Admin

    View this guide as a collection in our restaurant finder app . Chinese Cricket Club – Blackfriars Named in honour of the Chinese National Cricket Team, Chinese Cricket Club is located in the Crowne Plaza hotel near Blackfriars bridge. The restaurant offers a range of Sichuan specialities with a modern twist. Halal status: 24 hours…

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  • 5 halal breakfast spots to check out in London

    January 26, 2017 Admin

    Grounded Coffee Company – Aldgate East A photo posted by @hana_eats on Jan 10, 2017 at 3:26am PST A short walk from Aldgate East station, Grounded Coffee Company is a small, independent cafe serving freshly roasted coffee from Exmouth Coffee Roasters (their own local roastery). The cafe is a rare find in London’s halal dining…

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  • Win tickets to an evening of free food at Boondocks!

    January 15, 2017 Admin

    In the lead up to the launch of Bea Vo’s new restaurant, Famous Flames, Halal Gems have teamed up with her at Boondocks in Old Street (205 City Rd, London EC1V 1JT). To enter the competition all you have to do is the following: 1)

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  • 5 restaurants you must visit in 2017

    January 13, 2017 Admin

    We visited hundreds of restaurants in 2016 in search of innovative, high quality, halal-friendly food. Here’s our pick of five of our favourite restaurants which you must check out in 2017: Chit Chaat Chai Chit Chaat Chai is an Indian Street Eats restaurant run by Tania Rahman whose journey started with trading at food markets…

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  • London's best vegan restaurants

    January 8, 2017 Admin

    5 of London’s best vegan / vegan-friendly spots

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  • Halal options at the Southbank Centre's Winter Festival

    January 7, 2017 Admin

    To find halal restaurants in the area around the Southbank Centre use our restaurant finder app. Click here to download. Waffle On Halal status: All food served at the stall is halal friendly with the exception of the boozy cherries. Horn OK Please Halal status: Only vegetarian-friendly food is served at the stall. Dutch Pancakes…

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  • Last month at Halal Gems: December 2016

    January 1, 2017 Admin

    Winter in London means food markets galore! We’ve been hanging out at Winter Wonderland, the Southbank Centre and somehow managed to visit thirty restaurants this month. Since we’re at a time of reflection and review, here’s what happened at Halal Gems in the last month of 2016. Our foodie friend Haloodie Foodie organised a seriously…

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  • New halal restaurant openings: December 2016

    January 1, 2017 Admin

    Our round up of new halal restaurant openings and the latest additions to our restaurant finder. View this list as a collection in our restaurant finder app . Click on the restaurants name for a detailed halal status comment. London: Lao Cafe – Charing Cross Halal status: Only the chicken thigh is halal. Cuisine: Thai…

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