KUALA LUMPUR, 06 JUNE 2016 – Ramadhan is here! British Airways hand-picks a list of halal restaurants in London for travellers from Malaysia to visit during the fasting month. Travellers will be spoilt for choice as London houses some of the best halal restaurants in the country; from Mediterranean cuisine to Italian pizza to Northern India curries, travellers are able to get a taste from around the globe.
Customers from Malaysia travelling on British Airways can also pre-order special meals to meet their dietary requirements. The pre-order process is incredibly easy, customers just need to log in to their bookings on ba.com, and order their special meals using “Manage My Booking” at least 48 hours before their flights depart.
British Airways’ country manager for Malaysia Vivian Tan-Loh said, “Travelling is part of our lives and many Muslims would be travelling as usual during the holy month of Ramadhan. At British Airways, we look at all areas in an effort to provide the best possible travel experience. Apart from offering special meals options on board our flights, we also want our customers to have some great dining choices during the month of Ramadhan in London.’
1. The Meat Co.
Renowned for its high quality cuts of meat, The Meat Co. located at London’s Westfield Shopping Centre offers fine dining experience for meat lovers. Modern and chic, the restaurant makes a lasting impression by the meticulous efforts it undertakes to ensure a pure Halal experience. Be it chicken, lamb or even Halal Wagyu, you will not be disappointed at The Meat Co.
2. Gokyuzu Restaurant
An established family-run restaurant serving authentic Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine, Gokyuzu is considered a real gem in the city. Located centrally in London’s “Little Turkey”, the restaurant offers generous helpings of flatbread, dips and freshly-chopped salads. Their mixed grill sharing platters of lamb, chicken, rice and salad are sufficient for an entire family.
3. Gyms Kitchen
After a long day of fasting, eating healthy is very important. Gyms Kitchen serves wellness Halal meals for the health conscious. Calories, fat, carbs and protein count are listed beside every food item on the menu. The restaurant even has on-site nutritionists to help with your selection. Its signature lamb chops have been voted the best by TimeOut London. Their grilled halloumi and king prawns are a must-try too. If you are too tired for a restaurant meal, you can call for delivery as well.
4. Zayna Restaurant
Located not far from the Marble Arch Underground Station, Zayna Restaurant serves Pakistani and Northern Indian cuisine using free-range Halal meat marinated overnight to seal in the delicate flavours. Try out their main dishes such as lamb in yogurt, mukhun murgh, chicken and lamb curry, your appetites will be completely satisfied. To top it off, the restaurant has attentive and helpful staff as well as stylishly interiors – it would be a fast breaking meal to remember.
5. Rasa Sayang
Hankering for a taste of home? Head for Rasa Sayang where you can sink your teeth into all the familiar flavours of Malaysia. Established by a Malaysian from Ipoh, this is one of the few restaurants in Chinatown that serves tasty Halal Malaysian dishes. Don’t miss out their beef rendang, chicken satay, and char kuey teow. Of course, there’s also the sambal that you’ve missed! For those with sweet tooth, there is ondeh-ondeh and ais kacang to satisfy your cravings.
6. Amina D’Italia
Amina D’Italia literally means “Soul of Italy” and if Italian food is one of your favourites, this is the restaurant for you to break fast. The restaurant has been voted by some as the best Halal Italian restaurant in London. Amina D’Italia offers an extensive break fast menu during Ramadhan.
Malaysians can now fly to London on British Airways’ latest and most technologically-advanced Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which features the impressive new First cabin. British Airways’ flights from Kuala Lumpur land at the airline’s home at London Heathrow Terminal 5. From here customers can enjoy stress-free onward connections to destinations in the UK, Europe and the US. Exclusive to customers of British Airways and Iberia Airlines, Terminal 5 was named by Skytrax in March 2016 as the Best Airport Terminal for the fifth year running; it also won the Best Airport Shopping award.
For further information on British Airways, please visit ba.com.