Fine Dining · South African · Steak

The Meat Co

The Meat Co., formally known as The Meat and Wine Company, is an internationally renowed Steakhouse brand, with its first UK branch situated in the urber chic Southern Terrace at Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush. It was founded by South African restauranteurs Costa Tomazos and Bradley Michael, who originally established FoodFund International in 2000,… Continue reading The Meat Co

Izakaya · Japanese

Kurobuta Chelsea

King’s Road in the Borough of Chelsea is an affluent, sophisticated and tranquil area. Anything out of the ordinary can be quite rare for this manor, so when Kurobuta came onto the scene, people were mesmerised and captivated by this bizarre phenomenon.   Kurobuta, offering Japanese fare, is distinctive compared to the archetypal Japanese restaurant. The design and atmosphere… Continue reading Kurobuta Chelsea



The humble chicken, commonly associated with greasy fast food chicken shops, has recently seen a thriving revival. Driven by a new wave of modish restaurants that are using inventive and innovative techniques to transform classic takeaway dishes into hip and healthy cuisine. Chicken has never been so trendy, thanks to its gentrification from junk to gourmet, as a… Continue reading Clockjack


London Halal Food Festival

Tobacco Docks opened its doors to the much anticipated event of the year; the London Halal Food Festival, bringing with it some exciting new additions to London’s growing halal food industry. Spread over two days, the London Halal Food Festival hosted a number of “Eat Off” challenges, a Cookery Masterclass, and live Qawaali, in addition… Continue reading London Halal Food Festival

Dim Sum · Korean · Malaysian · Pan Asian · Thai

Chi Kitchen Part II

The aphorism that “variety is the spice of life” is truly evident in Chi Kitchen’s menu, which offers an exotic and fully halal menu of classic and modern dishes that encompasses influences from a broad range of South East Asian cuisines. If that was not sufficient, a number of new dishes have recently been added to further… Continue reading Chi Kitchen Part II

Afternoon Tea

BB Bakery Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea, a time-honoured British tradition has seen its popularity rise significantly in recent years, with London boasting an endless number of places now offering afternoon tea. To say any one afternoon tea in London is the same, would be an understatement as its popularity has led to countless unique and innovative variations, catering for all tastes… Continue reading BB Bakery Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea



Halalnivore is a new gourmet meat club offering halal, internationally sourced meat straight to your door. Halalnivore’s focus is to offer Muslim consumers convinient access to fresh, high quality halal meat from credible suppliers. Although the concept is not entirely new in the halal arena, what makes Halalnivore stand out from its competitor is their… Continue reading Halalnivore



Tea time or any general gathering in a South-East Asian household typically comprises of a banquet of Indian snacks such as samosas and chaats, and pretty much anything that is fried and greasy. Of course, it is therefore no surprise that certain health conditions are prevalent in the South-East Asian population. As with all good things… Continue reading Gourmosa

American · Burgers · Steak

Big Moe’s Diner

  The first American diner opened in 1872, originally as a pre-fabricated fast food restaurant, evolving over the decades to become more sleeker and retro. With its evolution over the years, it revolutionised American dining culture. In the non-halal market arena, the popularity for American diner restaurants in London has seen significant growth, but for… Continue reading Big Moe’s Diner

Smokehouse · Southern Barbeque

Meat and Shake – Ealing

Meat and Shake were at the forefront of the gourmet burger revolution, which hit the Capital a few years ago, with their innovative approach to halal gourmet burgers. Since then the halal culinary landscape has developed significantly, with the gourmet burger market fast becoming saturated. Meat and Shake, ever the innovators, have ventured South and have… Continue reading Meat and Shake – Ealing