Ramadan began on 16 May 2018 and runs until Thursday 14 June. If you're looking for iftar menus in London restaurants to break your fast you've come to the right place.
Dishoom will be holding a celebratory Iftar feast in the West Handyside Canopy at King's Cross for 150 people on 30 May. They’ll have some guest speakers followed by the feast (Jackfruit Briyani, Keema Pau, Pau Bhaji among other dishes) to break the fast. Tickets will be on sale Wednesday 16 May. All proceeds will go to Akshaya Patra, a charity Dishoom partners with in India, who work to remove hunger as a barrier to education.
During the rest of Ramadan, anyone queueing at Dishoom at the time of breaking the fast will be offered fresh nimbu pani and dates.
Calcutta Canteen and Darjeeling Express
Market Hall Fulham and Kingly Court, Carnaby
During the month of Ramadan Calcutta Canteen will be giving away free dates, masala chai and nimbu Pani for anyone fasting. On 11 June they'll distribute free Iftar to the first 150 people who apply- the booking details for the free Iftar will be on edible experience soon. In the time being anyone wanting to book an Iftar can email asma@darjeeling-Express.com. They'll be providing food for the Ramadan Tent project aon 4 June for their Open Iftar. And the entire profit for the month of Ramadan from both Darjeeling Express and Calcutta Canteen will go to http://www.doorsteplondon.
5-6, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AH
Café Loren – a vegetarian Middle-Eastern café specialising in Shakshuka in Camden, will be staying open until 11pm for the whole of Ramadan to welcome in those looking for a place to eat their Iftar meal. With a full vegetarian menu, the food is Halal appropriate.
Various London locations
Deliveroo has teamed up with Motu (from the JKS Group whose other restaurants include Hoppers and Gymkhana) to offer special Iftar meals. For £20 you'll get naan bread, pilau rice, tadka dal, samosa chat, kachumber raita and lamb shank nihari. It's available across London every evening during Ramadan from 20.54 (sunset). They'll also have 100 free Iftar meals to give to Deliveroo riders observing Ramadan each week.
Abd el Wahab
3 Pont Street, London SW1X 9EL
Abd el Wahab in Belgravia has a set Iftar menu starting with soup and cold and hot mezza dishes, mains including the restaurant’s signature Mixed Grill featuring lamb kafta skewers and chicken taouk and for dessert Baklawa and Mouhalabieh - a creamy Lebanese dessert made orange blossom water and topped with pistachios. £35 per person. Runs from 8pm to 12pm. Book online.
The Big Iftar
Various London locations
The Big Iftar aims to encourage neighbourliness and community through the sharing of Iftar throughout Ramadan and all across London from places like the West London synagogue to the Finsbury Park mosque. Find your local event here.
Intercontinental Park Lane
One Hamilton Place, Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 7QY
The InterContinental London Park Lane will observe Ramadan with a traditional Iftar. Every night after sunset you can eat in The Wellington Lounge with with dishes like cheese sambousik, shish tahouk, lamb manakish, sumac marinated sea bass with onion and chick peas and batata harrah with chilli and garlic. It's £49 for three courses.
The Ramadan Tent Project Open Iftar is now in its sixth year. For a month it takes over Malet Street Gardens inviting both the homeless and the public at large, Muslims and non-Muslims, to break fast together at dusk.
Photo by Ramadan Tent Project (RTP)
Camden, Islington, Shoreditch and Westfield Stratford City branches
Bird are opening late during Ramadan for Iftar meals until 11pm. There's no set menu, but if you want to book a table you can contact restaurants directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
205 City Rd, London EC1V 1JT
Break your fast during Ramadan with an all-American feast at Below Boondocks (running from 15 May to 14 June 2018). Tickets are £21 per person and include starters at the table, a main, side, dessert and drink. All foods are stunned Halal and separate prayer rooms are available at the venue for women and men.
136 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1HY
At Mamounia's Knighbtbridge restaurant the Ifar meal consists of dates, a drink and soup followed by a three-course meal (sharing mezze platter, main course and dessert) and Moroccan tea to finish. It’s £40 a head and a 10% discount on the final bill will be given for groups of 5 people or more. Reserve on 020 7581 7777 or through their website.
Celebrate a high rise Iftar up at The Shard - on 24 May Shangri-La at The Shard where there'll be a three course menu, special guest speakers raising funds for Muslim Aid. Tickets start at £89.
Newly-opened The Lebanese Bakery in Covent Garden is open late - perfect for breaking fast - until 10pm from Sunday - Wednesday and until 11pm Thursday – Saturday.