Top 10 BEST Halal Food Restaurants in Leicester (2024)

Safiya Rahman

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January 03, 2024
Top 10 BEST Halal Food Restaurants in Leicester (2024)

From London Road to Evington Rd, Leicester has a diverse culinary scene and some of the best halal restaurants in the Midlands. With everything from halal chicken wings to the best Indian restaurant around, in 2024 it's easier than ever to find halal food to suit all all food lovers and their taste buds.

But which are the undisputed best halal places for meat lovers who want to adhere to Islamic law? I've compiled a list of my 10 favourite halal restaurants in and around the Leicester LE postcode area.


1. Tipu Sultan

Tipu Sultan in Leicester

First up on my list is Tipu Sultan in Oadby. This is a famous North Indian halal restaurant chain with locations in Birmingham and Nottingham, and over 2,400 Google reviews. If you're after an authentic Indian restaurant that's been around for a long time, with a variety of dishes, then this is the place to come. Tipu's Leicester menu includes Tipu's Rasoi (authentic, home style dishes) and favourites like Chicken Tikka Masala.

👍🏽 Why I like it: Reasonable prices, Extensive menu
👨🏼‍🍳 Cuisine: North Indian
🥩 Is all meat halal? Yes
🍷 Do they serve alcohol? No

🎯 Area: Oadby
📝 Address: 18 The Parade, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5BF
📞 Phone number: 01162715553
💻 Website: tipu-sultan.com


2. Kobe Sizzlers

Kobe Sizzlers halal steakhouse in Leicester

If you're in the market for high quality halal steaks, then Kobe Sizzlers on London Road is considered to be one of the best halal steakhouses in Leicester. Kobe Sizzlers is HMC-certified (so no pork ingredients here) and is known as the UK's original halal steakhouse. If you're willing to splash the cash for succulent steaks then try The Tomahawk 650g or for the juiciest burgers try The Classic which includes a double beef patty.

👍🏽 Why I like it: Fresh ingredients, Flavours of the food
👨🏼‍🍳 Cuisine: Steakhouse
🥩 Is all meat halal? Yes
🍷 Do they serve alcohol? No

🎯 Area: London Road
📝 Address: 64-66 London Rd, Leicester, LE2 0QD
📞 Phone number: 01162225555
💻 Website: kobesizzlers.co.uk


3. Etci Baba Turkish Charcoal Grill & Steak House

Etci Baba Turkish Grill in LeicesterThis relatively new halal restaurant is one of the best Turkish restaurants in Leicester. Inside the atmosphere is more premium so it's the perfect place to come for a romantic evening with your partner and a great place for special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries. You'll find your traditional charcoal grill foods here like Adana Kofte, Lamb Chops and Sharer Platters. There are vegan options here too like the Homemade Falafel Main.

👍🏽 Why I like it: Exceptional dining experience, Inviting atmosphere
👨🏼‍🍳 Cuisine: Turkish
🥩 Is all meat halal? Yes
🍷 Do they serve alcohol? No

🎯 Area: London Road
📝 Address: 62A London Rd, Leicester, L2 0QD
📞 Phone number: 01162250000
💻 Website: etcibaba.co.uk


4. Spice Bazzar 

Spice Bazzar in Leicester

If you're in the Leicester LE area and want to indulge yourself in fragrant curries, then you have to check out Spice Bazzar on Welford Road. With authentic Indian dishes like Tandoori Chicken, Shahi Butter Chicken and Karahi Ghosht, this dine-in restaurant also has a popular halal takeaway option if you prefer a night at home. Phone numbers to order are listed below.

👍🏽 Why I like it: Authentic flavors, Affordable prices, Casual atmosphere
👨🏼‍🍳 Cuisine: Indian
🥩 Is all meat halal? No
🍷 Do they serve alcohol? Yes

🎯 Area: Welford Road
📝 Address: 326 Welford Rd, Leicester, LE2 6EH
📞 Phone number: 01162705110
💻 Website: spicebazzarleicester.co.uk


5. Bombay Bites

Bombay Bites in LeicesterBombay Bites has multiple locations in Leicester (Evington Road, Braunstone Gate and Granby Street) and caters to the halal takeaway crowd. One of their most popular halal items is The Bombay Box which features chunks of Tandoori Chicken on fresh naan bread and chips, topped with delicious mint sauce. Their use of fresh herbs makes them a brilliant halal fast food option if you're in a rush but still want authentic Indian flavours.

👍🏽 Why I like it: Fast service, Reasonable prices, Prime locations
👨🏼‍🍳 Cuisine: Indian restaurant
🥩 Is all meat halal? Yes
🍷 Do they serve alcohol? No

🎯 Area: Leicester City Centre
📝 Address: 88 Granby St, Leicester, LE1 1DJ
📞 Phone number: 01162222553
💻 Website: bombay-bites.co.uk


6. Efes Mangal Barbeque Grill

Efes Mangal in Leicester

Efes Mangal is another popular halal Turkish restaurants just outside the heart of Leicester City Center. Like Etci Baba, Efes Mangal serves traditional charcoal grills like Lamb Shish and Iskender with traditional Turkish breads and salads. The restaurant itself is low key and understated, so a great option if you don't want to dress up.

👍🏽 Why I like it: Pleasant dining experience, Reasonable prices
👨🏼‍🍳 Cuisine: Turkish
🥩 Is all meat halal? Yes
🍷 Do they serve alcohol? Yes

🎯 Area: Westcotes
📝 Address: 32 Braunstone Gate, Leicester, LE3 5LG
📞 Phone number: 01162559993
💻 Website: efesmangal.co.uk


7. Chutney Ivy

Chutney Ivy in Leicester

Chutney Ivy on Halford Street in the centre of Leicester is another fantastic authentic Indian restaurant option (which also offers takeaway). Popular dishes include The Chutney Ivy Feast and because of its close proximity to the Curve Theatre, a Pre/Post Theatre Banquet too. Chef's favourites are the Crispy Duck Samosa, Peshwari Naan and Khashi Adraki Lamb Chops. This is a great hidden gem in the vibrant city centre, so well worth a visit.

👍🏽 Why I like it: Family-run restaurant, Live open kitchen
👨🏼‍🍳 Cuisine: Indian
🥩 Is all meat halal? Yes
🍷 Do they serve alcohol? Yes

🎯 Area: Leicester City Centre
📝 Address: 41 Halford St, Leicester, LE1 1TR
📞 Phone number: 01162511889
💻 Website: chutneyivy.com


8. Rockin Diner

Rockin Diner in Leicester

Note: this restaurant is currently closed. Rockin Diner offers a halal twist on a classic American diner. With funky American interior decor and traditional red leather boots, this is a great place to come on date night or for your burger and hot dog fix. This is one of the only places in Leicester to offer a classic soda float, and the good thing about the food menu is how much choice there is; from Buffalo Chicken Goujons to Juicy Rockin Cheese Burgers to Plain Hot Dogs.

👍🏽 Why I like it: Great food, Funky atmosphere
👨🏼‍🍳 Cuisine: American Diner
🥩 Is all meat halal? Yes
🍷 Do they serve alcohol? No

🎯 Area: Bede Park
<📝 Address: 2 Saxon St, Leicester, LE3 0BL
📞 Phone number: 01162220421
💻 Website: rockindiner.co.uk


9. Shimla Pinks

Shimla Pinks in Leicester

Shimla Pinks is a South Asian restaurant with dishes inspired by Sri Lanka. Based on the popular London Road, Shimla Pinks has an open-style kitchen which adds to the theatre of your order and popular dishes include Ajwaini King Prawns, Chicken Biryani and vegetarian choices like Saag Aloo. Note that Shimla Pinks does serve alcohol at its premises.

👍🏽 Why I like it: Fast service, Friendly staff, Affordable meal
👨🏼‍🍳 Cuisine: South Indian
🥩 Is all meat halal? Yes
🍷 Do they serve alcohol? Yes

🎯 Area: London Road
📝 Address: 65-69 London Rd, Leicester, LE2 0PE
📞 Phone number: 01162471471
💻 Website: shimlapinksleicester.co.uk


10. Haute Dolci

Haute Dolci in Leicester

Haute Dolci has burst onto the dessert and pudding scene thanks to its Instagrammable interior and beautifully aesthetic dishes. Haute Dolci does serve halal brunch with Chicken Tenders and Loaded Veggie Fries, but they're best known for their delicious desserts including waffles, pancakes, Lotus Biscoff cheesecake and more. This is the late night place to come to when you're looking for a sweet treat.

👍🏽 Why I like it: Beautiful decor, Unforgettable dining experience, 
👨🏼‍🍳 Cuisine: Brunch & Dessert Lounge
🥩 Is all meat halal? Yes
🍷 Do they serve alcohol? No

🎯 Area: Leicester City Centre
📝 Address: 84-86 Granby St, Leicester, LE1 1DJ
📞 Phone number: 01162542244
💻 Website: hautedolci.co.uk


Already explored all of Leicester's best halal restaurants? It's time for a day trip to explore our picks for the best halal restaurants in London, best halal restaurants in Birmingham or best halal restaurants in Manchester in 2023.

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