London has no shortage of extravagant fine dining experiences that can really excite the taste buds. Alongside settings showcasing mesmerising architectural splendour, you can expect cuisine packed with exciting flavours, using ingredients from all over the world. Whether you’re looking for authentic Indian cuisine with a British twist, traditional Chinese cooking with a difference, or authentic tastes from Peru, London has a fine dining experience for you.
An elegant restaurant in the heart of Mayfair, a visit to the Michelin-starred Jamavar can take you on an exquisite culinary journey through the regions of India. With unique Pan-Indian flavours and secret recipes, you can tuck into an array of tasting plates and signature Jamavar dishes, as all of the meat served is halal.
Along with its spectacular and chic décor, Amaya offers an unconventional fine dining experience, as all of the food is made for sharing. The sophisticated grilled Indian cuisine is packed full of flavour, with creative blends of seasoning added to a wide variety of meat, seafood and vegetarian options, many of which are halal. With the hot clay oven in full view, an open grill and a vast iron plate, this Michelin-starred venue in Knightsbridge has plenty to tickle the taste buds.
Hidden away close to Victoria station is Kazan, a restaurant dedicated to Ottoman opulence. Teardrop shaped lights and contemporary décor create a welcoming atmosphere, where you can feast on a variety of hot and cold appetisers, including Turkish family favourites and Ottoman-style specialities. Kazan is halal certified and has an abundance of options available.
Located in the iconic Michelin House in Chelsea, Bibendum is a luxurious bi-level eatery with striking stained-glass windows, offering an abundance of delectable Michelin-starred French haute cuisine from Chef Claude Bosi. Booking is highly recommended, and the restaurant requests 48 hours’ notice to ensure the availability of halal options. The light and airy dining room, coupled with the central open kitchen, help to create an opulent and memorable dining experience.
Having held a Michelin star for 12 years, Benares is widely considered a staple within the London fine dining scene. The restaurant specialises in contemporary Indian cuisine but with a distinctive British twist, mixing a divine set of flavours and spices. Found in the heart of Mayfair, there are a range of halal options to enjoy, coupled with a sophisticated ambiance for a relaxing fine dining experience.
A Michelin-star holder since 2009, Kai Mayfair says it is respectful of traditional Chinese cooking methods, but not restricted by them. What results are dishes packed full of flavour and personality. With chicken and lamb halal options, expect a fusion of flavours amid modern elegant surroundings.
The vaulted ceiling, arched windows and marble pillars at the Michelin-starred La Chappelle are a sight to behold, and it’s backed up by an extensive menu of polished French cuisine. Set in the grandeur of a Grade II-listed building, the airy venue in Spitalfields marks the third venture from chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin. The chicken on the menu is halal, while the restaurant requests one week’s notice to source other halal meats.
Facing out on to Green Park and nestled among Park Lane’s affluent hotels is Coya, featuring an eclectic Peruvian-inspired menu. Although the meat and poultry on offer at Coya are not halal, there are an abundance of mesmerising seafood and vegetarian dishes, which is why it’s worth a visit. With Peruvian tribal masks adorning the walls and comfortable leather sofas, the emphasis is on cosiness and style, accompanied by delicious flavours. At Coya, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese influences mix with ingredients found nowhere else in the world to create a unique fine dining experience.