Edinburgh is known for many things, and one of them is its diversity of cuisines. No matter what you type of food you prefer, there are bound to be restaurants in Edinburgh for you. However, it may be hard to find information on which restaurants provide halal food. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the 13 best halal restaurants in Edinburgh. All of these restaurants serve delicious food, and are either completely halal or offer halal options. They’re perfect when you’re looking for a healthy, delicious – and halal – meal.

Top halal restaurants in Edinburgh to try

1. Rodi

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Rodi is a Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant serving dishes cooked on a barbecue. It has a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere, and offers a variety of vegetarian options. Its menu boasts rich and flavourful dishes, making it an excellent choice for those looking for halal food. It also offers a delivery service, and customers can order online.

Address: 121 Morrison Street

2. Kezban Mediterranean Restaurant

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At Kezban Mediterranean Restaurant, all food is freshly prepared and cooked on the charcoal grill. The Turkish family-run business takes pride in providing excellent customer service, making sure all guests leave feeling full and satisfied. The chef has over 20 years of experience, so it’s no wonder his handmade mezes are known as the best in the city. All of their meat is halal, and they also offer gluten free and vegetarian options.

Address: 9-10 Commercial Street

3. Ada Restaurant

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Ada Restaurant is a Turkish restaurant serving a variety of hot and cold mezes, as well as lamb, seafood, and vegetarian dishes. It is open from midday every day, and you can reserve tables online. Ada Restaurant also offers a delivery service. They prepare all their dishes fresh and to traditional recipes.

Address: 9a Antigua Stree

4. Nanyang Malaysian Restaurant

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Nanyang Malaysian Restaurant serves authentic Malaysian cuisine. Its chicken and beef are halal, and it also offers Chinese Dim Sum and traditional street food. At Nanyang, you can try a variety of Malaysian drinks and local spirits. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible and open for lunch every day except Monday. Due to its extensive menu and care for dietary requirements, Nanyang is clearly one of the best halal restaurants in Edinburgh! You can book a table online, or call to check availability.

Address: Quartermile, 6-7 Lister Square

5. Deep Sea Fish and Chips

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Deep Sea Fish and Chips calls itself ‘Edinburgh’s only 100% halal fish and chip shop.’ Its central location and cheap prices make it convenient to visit with friends. It also offers a delivery service, and takes payment by cash or card. Far from limiting itself to fish and chips, it also serves pizzas, pasta, doner kebabs and pakoras.

Address: 2 Antigua Street

6. Bread Meats Bread

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After becoming Glasgow’s most popular burger joint, Bread Meats Bread set up several restaurants in Edinburgh. There are now 3 locations of this popular chain in Edinburgh, so it should be easy to find one near you! Although not all of their meat is halal, they offer halal chicken dishes and sandwiches. Bread Meats Bread is a family-owned business, and was created according to the motto that ‘freshness means flavour.’

Address: 90-92 Lothian Road, Unit A3E Fort Kinnaird, 7-9 North Bridge

7. Knights Kitchen

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Since its opening in 2021, Knights Kitchen has quickly become one of the most popular halal restaurants in Edinburgh. It offers mainly Kenyan food, with some dishes influenced by other African cuisines. All of its chicken and beef is halal. The restaurant promises ‘home-cooked soul food’, and would definitely be an excellent choice for fans of Kenyan cuisine. Although it also serves pork, halal food is cooked in separate pans from non-halal ingredients.

Address: 166 Leith Walk

8. Laila Restaurant and Bar

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Laila has locations in both the Old Town and the New Town, and offers brunch as well as dinner. From an idea sparked during lockdown, it has become a successful business and is now one of the most well-loved halal restaurants in Edinburgh. All ingredients come from local suppliers, making it perfect for those who care about sustainability. The restaurant also has an extensive wine list to complement your main meal. Its dinner menu offers a variety of starters, mains, and mouthwatering desserts, with vegan and gluten free options available.

Address: 1 Antigua Street and 63 Cockburn Street

9. Chaophraya Edinburgh

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Chaophraya serves traditional Thai dishes, including vegan and gluten free options. Its chicken and duck are confirmed to be halal, although not all dishes are served with halal meats. At Chaophraya, you can enjoy beautiful views of Edinburgh Castle and the Firth of Forth in charming and elegant surroundings. They even offer cooking masterclasses, for those who would like to cook Thai dishes with an expert chef! Although pricy, it’s sure to be an experience you’ll never forget.

Address: 33 Castle Street

10. Dishoom Edinburgh

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Dishoom is a popular restaurant where all meats served are halal. It offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is open every day from 8am. The chef’s Edinburgh Special is the Salli Boti, a lamb dish served with gravy and a buttered roomali roti. With an elegantly-decorated interior and high-quality food, it’s no wonder Dishoom made it onto our list.

Address: 3a St Andrew Square

11. Oh My Flatbread

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Oh My Flatbread is a Turkish restaurant serving a wide variety of flatbreads and Turkish calzone. It prides itself on using the freshest ingredients and ensuring every customer has a positive experience. It also offers online orders and table reservation services. Oh My Flatbread was formed by a team of like-minded friends, who opened a restaurant with the goal of spreading their passion for delicious food and drinks. They aim to share their culinary delights with people all over Edinburgh.

Address: 48 Haymarket Terrace

12. Solti Restaurant

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Solti describes itself as ‘a marriage of exceptional Scottish produce with rare spices and exotic flavours of the Himalayas and beyond.’ The term ‘solti’ or ‘soul tea’ is Nepali slang for a close friend, reflecting the warmth with which Solti treats its customers. It is inspired by a mix of the ancient and the modern, as is found in certain districts of Kathmandu. Created by a father and son duo, Solti pairs the excellence of Nepal’s cuisine with its characteristic hospitality.

Address: 10 Drummond Street

13. Stack and Still

 

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Since its first opening in Glasgow in 2018, Stack and Still has expanded into a range of locations across the UK. It boasts that its locations serve a combined total of more than 10,000 pancakes per day! So if you have a sweet tooth, Stack and Still is the perfect establishment for you. The combinations on their menu could create 12 million unique pancakes, but if you find it too difficult to choose, they also have pre-prepared ‘signature’ combinations for you to enjoy. All halal options are clearly marked on the menu.

Address: 415-417 St James Square

As you have seen, there are a wide range of halal restaurants in Edinburgh. Spanning an assortment of cuisines and dining styles, there’s something available for anyone. Sticking to a halal diet doesn’t have to be limiting – we’ve only scratched the surface of restaurants that offer halal options in Edinburgh. If you’re still on the search for the perfect Edinburgh restaurant, why not check out our list of the best Italian restaurants in Edinburgh? Or if you’re on a budget, you could also have a look at the best Edinburgh restaurants for students.

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