A surprising number of restaurants in Manchester cater to the Muslim community by offering halal meat. With a little investigation, you’ll find that halal meat isn’t only available in the city’s many Indian restaurants, but that a wide variety of cuisines cater for Islam catering. Here are six of the best halal restaurants in Manchester.
Rump N Ribs Steak House
Restaurant, Steakhouse, $$$
Conveniently located close to the Palace Theatre, the Opera House and Bridgewater Hall, Rump N Ribs is a great option for dining out before or after catching a show. The steakhouse is also the only place in Manchester where you’ll find halal Aberdeen Angus steak, making it an essential dining spot for anyone with a love for beef. Other grilled meats and seafood are also available, but it’s definitely the steak that keeps diners coming back for more.
Located on the Oxford Road corridor, Manchester’s branch of Zouk is the little sister to Bradford’s iconic award-winning halal restaurant. The family-run business prides itself on its halal offering, featuring a menu packed full of authentic Indian dishes mostly cooked on a charcoal grill. There’s also a good selection of vegetarian dishes, providing that Zouk cater to several dietary requirements.
If you fancy something special that’s a little bit different, head to Vermilion for Asian fusion cuisine, safe in the knowledge that their meat is halal. Boasting an interior equally as impressive as its menu (the former was designed by Miguel Cancio Martins, famed for their dramatic restaurants in Paris and Marrakech), this luxurious restaurant is a great choice for special occasions.
One of the best Indian restaurants in the city, Asha’s is owned by legendary Bollywood singer, Asha Bhosle. Another elegant eatery suited to special occasions, the interior is spread over two floors and is tastefully decadent throughout. All of the meat on the menu is halal, across a variety of classic curries and interesting specialities.
Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, North African, $$$
Located of the city centre, it’s definitely worth the trip to Withington to dine in at this simple Middle Eastern restaurant that doesn’t have an alcohol licence but allows diners to bring their own bottles. The service is impeccable, the flavours authentic and the meat is halal – a winning combination. There’s also a wide range of vegetarian dishes on Pasha‘s comprehensive menu that offers the option to either enjoy a traditional main course or to share a range of smaller dishes with a friend.
Head to Spinningfields for a halal meat feast at this Brazilian-style restaurant that focuses on attracting carnivores. If you wish to dine on halal meat, be warned that you must order 48 hours in advance and pay a small deposit, but it’s worth the small inconvenience to enjoy the authentic tastes of Brazil and to experience the impeccable service.