New halal restaurant openings: December 2016 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 The Gate – Soho Halal status: Fully vegetarian menu though alcohol may be used in some dishes (click here for details) Cuisine: Vegetarian MOD Pizza – Leicester Square Halal status: Beef and chicken are halal Cuisine: Pizza Chinese Cricket Club – The City Halal status: Halal meat can be pre-ordered Cuisine: Chinese The Grill Factory – Bethnal Green Halal status: All meat is halal and HMC certified Cuisine: American The Westbridge Hotel – Stratford Halal status: All meat is halal and HMC certified Cuisine: International December saw the Halal Gems team explore London’s best hot chocolate cafes and stalls (all of which have been added to our finder). View our guide here.