To help you find where you can discover — and devour — mouth-watering halal dishes at Bullring & Grand Central we’ve put together a guide just for you. Whether you’re more of a spicy, tangy or sweet-and-sour connoisseur, we have it covered.
COMPTOIR LIBANAISNewly launched at Bullring & Grand Central, Comptoir Libanais offers fresh and affordable Middle Eastern cuisine in the heart of Birmingham. With its souk-like setting, it’s a fantastic eatery to celebrate Eid al-Fitr and there’s plenty of halal-sourced options to choose from.
Go all out for the authentic Chicken Moussakhan, a marinated half baby chicken in pomegranate molasses with walnuts and sumac onion confit, or pick the indulgent Spiced Lamb Kofta for a truly shareable feast.
To accompany all this, opt for the home-made pomegranate and orange blossom lemonade.
HANDMADE BURGER CO.Handmade Burger Co. offers, upon request, some seriously tasty halal chicken burgers packed with heavenly toppings. Made from British chargrilled chicken breast and garnished with smoked cheddar, onion rings.
Buffalo sauce, mayo, shredded iceberg lettuce; the Buffalo Chicken is the way to go. For a heathier option, swap the bun with a portion of coleslaw or a mixed leaf salad instead.
PIZZA EXPRESSItalian dining is full of flavoursome poultry dishes that are deeply rooted in the Mediterranean cuisine. Lucky for us, all the chicken at Pizza Express is halal and it’s a true pizza-cake to find something for every taste.
Try the Pollo salad for a hearty option, or reach for the Pizza Romana Pollo ad Astra arranged with Cajun-spiced chicken, sweet Peppadew peppers, red onion and mozzarella for a sharable feast. No hesitation here, just dough it!
PHOLegend has it Pho was influenced by both Chinese and French cooking, deriving from the comforting vegetable and meat soup ‘pot au feu’. If you’re looking for that wholesome umami taste, head to Pho for a Vietnamese banquet.
For a halal-friendly Pho – a nourishing bowl of rice noodle soup served fresh herbs and a wide variety of condiments – swap the meaty broth with the vegetarian one and top it up with chili paste to give it the necessary kick you need.
Alternatively, get these much-needed greens by trying the Goi Ga, a crispy chicken and cabbage salad.
TORTILLAA brimmed burrito is one of life’s true pleasures. Originating from Mexico, this is the ultimate on-the-go meal after a worthy shopping session.
Tortilla offers a wide array of handmade burritos garnished with halal-sourced chicken. Their farm-assured chicken is grilled and is served shredded with any rice, beans or vegetables of your liking.
For a healthier option, go the extra mile with the burrito box — it’ll give you extra room for some cheeky tortilla chips and guacamole.
MOWGLIMowgli is all about Indian street food. For a fresh and zingy feast, go for the Indian School Tiffin Boxes which includes Tea Steeped Chickpeas, Temple Dahl and Picnic Potato Curry.
Both vegetarian and halal, these boxes are the best option to enjoy the wonders of red lentils, smooth spuds, spices and herbs.
Don’t forget to dip some Puri, too – a soft and fried flat bread that lets you mop up every last drop of this delicious cuisine.
Note: all restaurants feature alcohol on their menu and your Customer Service Desk, located on the Upper West Mall, has a list of all Halal eateries.