We’re excited to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the @foodismuk Best Fine-Dining Restaurant Category. We’re so happy and couldn’t have asked for a better start to the year! Thank you to everyone who has supported our journey! ✨
R E C I P E ✍🏼
2 1/2 cups self raising flour
2 tablespoons of marg/butter spread
Pinch of salt
Add salt into flour and then rub marg into flour. Add enough cold milk to make a soft dough (I used my kitchen aid with the dough hook attachment to make this step easier). Cover dough and keep aside
For filling chop up any vegetables of choice eg red onion, peppers etc. For a meat version used left over samosa mince, chopped salami or poloni etc. Make sure toppings are chopped quite small to make rolling easier
Divide the dough into 2 parts and roll each into a large rectangles. Spread on ketchup or chilli sauce or pasta sauce from a jar. Add toppings and then sprinkle over grated cheese -I like a mixture or cheddar and red Leicester
From one end, roll the dough like a swiss roll making each roll as tight as possible. Its easier to leave your final edge without any filling so that when you are finished rolling, your filling doesn't spill out.
Using a sharp knife, cut the rolls into slices, shape slightly into rounds with your hands and place on a baking sheet. Chill the rolls in the fridge for a while if they are difficult to cut. Sprinkle over some mixed herbs if you like and then bake at 160° fan/180° convention until done
These are perfect for picnics or as party food as they dont need to be eaten hot. Can be made a day in advance and always go down well as a non fried snack. Swipe for some step by step pics!
After a tiring day, bustling through the crowds of #London , went to @elan_cafe. For a little de-stress and girlie session with my sister and daughter. And also the last meal out for #2017 . The place was absolutely packed. And rightly so as it’s considered an #instagramworthy Cafe. The decor of the establishment was beautiful, aesthetically pleasing with lovely pastel tones. There’s enough to read around with lovely quotes around on the walls and floor. I wasn’t so keen on the customer service overall, There was wait if about 15-20mins, just around the tiny waiting area it was a squeeze. I guess the overall setting of the room was a little awkward with the coffee making area in the centre, taking up a lot of space. I found Maria who took our order to be an absolute delight. She was very attentive and considerate, Which is always a mission when it’s very busy. The desserts were delicious and it was great to know that the food was #halal . We ordered goujons, chicken bun in focaccia and whatever I had, and 2 desserts, the strawberry cheesecake and white chocolate and raspberry mousse. The bill came to £35, which might seem dear to some but that is to be expected when dining in the heart of Knightsbridge. Elan has many more items on their menu, so you’re spoilt for choice and would definitely make you come back for more. I would like to try their Mayfair branch just to compare the two, but overall #Elan is a place I would like to go again.
Food and dessert ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Service: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (but only because I had to send my food back as it was half burnt but the fresh one was 👌🏼and Maria was lovely, the other staff were a little rude)
Atmosphere: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Price: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Experience: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #eatingout#cakesanddesserts#halaldining#knightsbridge#london#elancafe#floral#londonlife#foodporn#diningblog#halalfood#coffeedate#dinnerdate
Sheesh this place was delicious😋 A very much fine dining experience with Mediterranean cuisine, included lots of choice on the menu. Pictured above is the lamb kofta and the lamb moussaka. Both were tender and amazingly cooked. The lamb moussaka was cheesy yet had depth of flavour! The lamb kofta was cooked to perfection and height both there was a side of salad which again was seasoned well. We tried the mojitos, which tasted good. There are alcoholic drinks available. Pricing is between £25-£40 per head. If there is a large group going a reservation is a must. The service is impeccable and they also have a valeted parking for those who drive. Presentation of food looks quite good. All in all a rating of 4/5. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
For what China Tang lacks in presentation, it more than makes up in taste. Here’s a pic of the decidedly un-Chinese desserts instead. Two clear winners - the whole steamed sea bass with chopped chilli, and the stir fried beef in black pepper. #chinatang#thedorchester#london#halaldining
R E V I E W 🍽️
Aziziye Restaurant, Stoke Newington
Starters- Sigara boregi and sucuk izgara. The sigara boregi are filo pastry cigars filled with feta and parsley, really tasty especially when eaten freshly fried but a bit on the salty side. The sucuk izgara is grilled garlic sausage, juicy and full of flavour. Complementary salad, saucea and fresh Turkish bread is also given
Main course - Cag kebab, skewers of lamb donor served with bread and salad. Really juicy tender meat with hardly any fatty pieces and goes well with fresh salad and warm bread
Adana kebab - minced lamb grilled on skewers and served with rice and salad. Deliciously soft kebab meat with mild spice and fresh parsley. Rice is also well cooked with just the right amount per portion
Dessert- Fresh baklava and Turkish coffe. Crispy flaky and super sweet baklava with pistachios, perfect end to a meaty meal. Turkish coffee is not for the faint hearted, thick and strong but a good way to cleanse the palette
Restaurant is not super modern in decor or style but service is veru good and staff are friendly. Food is also authentic Turkish and the cag kebab is not found in many places so definitely try it out. Will be back again!
'Maple roast salmon, poached eggs & peas shoots on jalapeño cornbread. Followed by, banana pancakes, labneh, berries & maple syrup. The food today has been immense but the service has topped the cuisine' - @halal_foodie #TheGreatChase
Wondering where you could go to have a Christmal meal but want it to be halal? Whether it is with mates at work, friends or family, we have the Top 12 places for you to enjoy a halal Christmas dinner in London on our blog. From traditional roasts with turkey to a meal from the streets of Bethlehem, we have enough variety to keep you stuffed all through this festive season. ⠀
Plus, to make your experience better, make sure you use our app to call and book easily and then leave a review and share with your friends on Facebook or Insta. Each review earns you charity points so you can dine and feed someone in need at the same time. How's that for some halal Christmas spirit?!⠀
“I have a fascination for pear paired seafood. It’s quite difficult to get it right - that didn’t stop @thegreatchaserestaurant nailing it with their poached organic Salmon” - @mrfinedining
Thank you for that great review! To view our full dinner menu, visit our website: www.thegreatchase.co.uk
Image by @mrfinedining
‘A different take on afternoon tea and a unique experience for novices and tea-drinking connoisseurs’ - thanks @sheenieshaikh ☕️ Tickets are still available for our first tea tasting taking place next Saturday (9th December). We’ll be exploring how 4 chosen teas from @rareteacompany pair with specially selected dishes from our menus. Link in our bio. #TheGreatChase
We have this beautiful Côte De Boeuf available this weekend on a first come first served basis. You must call us to book and mention you would like the Côte De Boeuf. We only have 2 available which will serve around 8 people. Give us a ring on 020 7998 0640 or DM us! #TheGreatChase
Lamb over Rice Bowl from Jones Fried Chicken in Sharpstown. Now when I say this place is hole in the wall I really really really mean it this time. Seriously, if you're looking for a really clean and tidy experience, with attentive service, you will hate this place. But... if you want some bomb meats over some bomb spicy rice that beats the pants off Halal Guys, and boasts some insanely large portions, this will do that. One of the "Best of" for Mediterranean in Houston. The food is all #halal by the way.
Le Jumeyrah in Paris the perfect find for someone looking for a more fancy halal dinner as opposed to looking for the typical kebab fast food spot (which is still great, don’t get me wrong!) With a bit of online research and upon recommendation from our uber driver, we decided to book a table and head over. We all ordered a set menu of a starter, main course, dessert and drink which is roughly €27. I ordered the chicken spring rolls which were amazing it tasted as though it was deep fried twice?! For the main I ordered a rib steak which was cooked exactly how I requested medium to well done with out being chewy, but for me lacked flavour and I feel like once you eat a steak from Meat and co, nothing can quite compare to it! The bernaise sauce came with the steak, however I noticed the person next to me order a mushroom sauce which I should have done! Having said that it was edible and I was starving so it went down. Lovely restaurant atmosphere it is very clear there is a young, muslim community attracted to this restaurant which for me was quite comforting! #halalfood#halalparis#halalfoodinparis#foodpost#dinnerinparis#foodie#halaldining#halalfood#parisrestaurant
Note: You need to make a reservation!
Modern Turkish cuisine @skewdkitchen . The bread at the start was hot, fluffy and delicious. The mixed kebab had a selection of meat from chicken shish, lamb shish through to lamb ribs. The stand out was the lamb shish - very tender and the smoked flavours from the charcoal grill came through very nicely. The salad was also refreshing and full of flavour.