Ramadan runs from 5 May 2019 until 4 June. If you're looking for iftar menus in London restaurants to break your fast you've come to the right place.
Canary Wharf only
Indian delivery company Motu are sending out Ifar boxes for the duration of Ramadan. Priced at £15 it includes Seekh kebab Haleem (mutton), Pilau Rice, Red Chilli Naan and Raita.
Leicester Square and Kingston
Maison Du Mezze are putting on daily changing iftar menus including a hot mezze platter featuring Sambousek Lahmeh, Kibbeh maklieh, sojuk and grilled halloumi. Their Middle Eastern halal fast-breaking feasts are four courses with special Ramadan drinks from just £25 per person.
Break your fast at Honey & Smoke where Iftar meals start with three Madjool dates and a handful of almonds followed by a mezze selection of flatbreads, zaatar infused olive oil, hummus with tatbilla dip and more and mains including Joojah chicken kebabs and slow-cooked lamb with plums and roses. For dessert, there'll be bite-sized atayefs, maamools and Honey & Smoke’s signature feta cheesecake.
The Iftar menu will be available from 5.30pm onwards. It will cost £45 and only available for entire tables to share, from 2 people plus.
One Hamilton Place, Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 7QY
The InterContinental London Park Lane will observe Ramadan with a traditional Iftar. Every night after sunset you can eat in The Wellington Lounge with dishes like fava bean falafel with a meat kibbeh or batata harra served with basmati rice. Drinks include a variety of botanical mocktails.
It's £49 for three courses (£35 for teenagers and £29 for children).
Malet Street Gardens, Bloomsbury
The Ramadan Tent Project Open Iftar is now in its seventh year. For a month it takes over Malet Street Gardens inviting both the homeless and the public at large, Muslims and non-Muslims, to break fast together at dusk.
Also, Darjeeling Express will be donating food packs to the Ramadan Tent Project where Asma Khan will be speaking on 11 May and also on 26 May to speak on behalf of the UN World Food Program and talk about their app to donate an Iftar on mobile.
Photo by Ramadan Tent Project (RTP)
136 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1HY
At Mamounia's Knightsbridge restaurant the Iftar meal is a five-course meal for £40 - and it's all about sharing, with a 10% discount given for groups of five or more. Start with a glass of Leben while mains include a veggie and fish tagine choice as well as lamb kafta and shisha taouk.
Reserve on 020 7581 7777 or through their website.
Dishoom will be holding a celebratory Iftar feast in the West Handyside Canopy at King's Cross on 22 May. That's sold out at the time of writing, BUT a second release of tickets will happen on 14 May, so get ready for that.
During the rest of Ramadan, anyone queueing at Dishoom at the time of breaking the fast will be offered fresh nimbu pani and dates. And finally, there's a big Eid party at Dinerama on 11 June (sign up on the Dishoom website to get notified when tickets are on sale) with a fully-halal food street-food line-up and plenty of entertainment.
Drury House, Russell St, London WC2B 5HA
This Covent Garden bakery is putting on extended delivery and catering service until midnight if you're after one of their Manousheh (Lebanese flatbread) to break your fast. They'll also be baking the Maamoul, a traditional shaped, date-filled biscuit in boxes of 10, 15, 20 for groups.
Top Floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby, London W1B 5PW
Not only will Darjeeling Express be offering dates and Sherbat to guests opening their fast at the restaurant, but they're supporting an important cause too. Asma Khan is supporting the Islamic Relief Ramadan Appeal and spoke at the launch in Parliament. As Asma says "The UK government will be match funding 2 million pounds of the money raised by Islamic relief in Ramadan. The entire profit for the month of Ramadan in Darjeeling Express will go to this appeal. So all guests eating in this month will be supporting farmers in Ethiopia as the money raised through the Islamic Relief/UK Government (UK DFIDAid) Ramadan Appeal is going to support farmers find ways to access water for their families and animals."
103 Hammersmith Grove, London W6 0NQ
In Hammersmith, Patri - which serves up food you'd find sold beside and on the great train journeys of Indian - is putting on a special Ramadan menu. Special dishes include a Butter Chicken thali with Daal Makhani, Bedmi Aloo Palak, Paneer Rice and Roti.
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