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Halal Restaurants in Portsmouth

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Please find out the hidden places in Portsmouth with our guide to the best Halal Restaurants in town. If you are a local food enthusiast or a traveler searching for delicious halal eats, we have you covered. 

Our handpicked list highlights the city’s finest food spots, where you can try everything from juicy kebabs to rich biryanis. 

Let’s discover these tasty places together for halal food lovers in this lively coastal city.

Best Halal Restaurants Near Me In Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a haven for foodies, and its Halal restaurants are no exception. The city has a wide variety of cuisines, from aromatic curries to juicy kebabs.

1. UMAMI Street Food- Best for Peri Peri Chicken

Umami Street food will impress you on the first visit with its clean and relaxed atmosphere, delicious shakes, peri peri chicken, and great burgers, much like the quality you would find at halal restaurants in Reading.


Everything is fantastic here, from the warm welcome of the lovely young lady Huma to the delicious recipes of Chef Rubber.

They serve vegetarian dishes too and have a special kids’ menu.

Besides all this, free and paid street parking is available. So, you can dine in or take your mouth-watering food away. 

You can also order food on just-eat.co.uk, deliveroo.co.uk, and ubereats.com or visit them at 167 Elm Grove, Southsea, between 12 pm and 11 pm on any day you want. 

Remember! Prices are very reasonable, ranging from 10 to 20 euros. But, if you are a student, this can be expensive.

2. Agora Restaurant- Best for Turkish and Greece Cuisines 

At Agora, everything is cooked on the wood fire, visible from the seating area, and adds to the atmosphere. Dear fellow foodies, it tested my patience with the aroma of the charcoal grill, and I am sure it will test you, too. 


Visit them at 9 Clarendon Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth, and enjoy the delicious Turkish and Greek recipes. But you will need to reserve your seating beforehand at agorarestaurant.co.uk.

If you have children too, do not worry. They also have a special kids’ menu.

Agora is halal-certified and serves halal meat, so don’t get confused visiting them if you are looking for something halal. 

Remember! They are expensive, costing 40-50 euros a dinner.

3. Bodrum Restaurant-Best for Baba Ghanoush

Bodrum Restaurant has excellent staff, fantastic food, and an incredible atmosphere, much like some of the top Halal Restaurants in Leeds!


It is an excellent place with reasonable prices, ranging from 20-30 euros, and charming food portions. I had to take home the leftovers!

Free parking on the streets of Albert Road is available. You can park anywhere within a five-minute walk.

The one thing that I did not like about Bodrum is that they have only one high chair, so it would be terrible if you have a baby or kids. 

Remember! They serve halal food, and you can order their food online, too. 

4. Spice Merchants- Best for Chicken Biryani

If you are looking for an Indian curry house with so many seafood options in Portsmouth, there can be no better option than Spice Merchants at Osborne Road, Southsea.


Their service is fantastic; they have the best staff, including waiters Fahim and Rufus. 

Prices are too reasonable, costing 20-30 euros. 

High chairs are also available, so if you have kids, you can have them. 

According to the menu, they also offer takeaway service within a 4-mile radius and a minimum of 15 euros. 

Remember! They have many vegan options and offer weekly services from 5 pm to 12 am. 

Visit them to enjoy their delicious Indian recipes, and no reservation is needed in advance. 

5. Leilamezze – Lebanese Eatery- Best for Lamb Chops

Leilamezze is the home of delicious halal Lebanese cuisine. The meals are fantastic, the service is excellent, and the staff is kind and attentive.


This restaurant is a good use of your money, costing you between 20 and 30 euros.

Their food is certified for halal, and there is no need to reserve a table in advance to enjoy it. 

The best part is that they have a fantastic shisha garden with heaters and rain covers, allowing you to dine in the best vibes of the city.

Remember! They don’t provide alcohol, so bring your own. However, they offer the glasses.

Visit them in St. Paul Road, Southsea, and taste their excellent dishes. You can park on the street for free. They are also on the app, so you may order their food if you are busy or lazy, as I am.

Service hours are 4 pm to 10 pm, while on Saturday, a busy night, it serves till 11 pm. 

6. Cedar Lebanese Restaurant Portsmouth- Best for Chicken Kebab

Cedar is the place to go if you’re seeking Middle Eastern cuisine, similar to some of the best Halal Restaurants in Aberdeen.


They are located on Albert Road in Southsea, the busiest area. Free street parking is available but difficult to find.

Monday is off, while the other days, they serve from 4 p.m. until 9:30 a.m. Please make an early reservation if you wish to avoid the crowds.

 They are halal-certified and serve vegan meals.

You can also dine outside and enjoy shisha in the back garden.

It’s a low-cost destination, with prices ranging from 10 to 20 euros.

Remember! They do not accept any cards,  only cash payments. 

Halal Breakfast Portsmouth

It is a piece of cake to kick off your day in Portsmouth with a pleasant and tasty Halal breakfast.

There is a wide variety to satisfy your cravings for sweet or savory flavors. Cafés in the area serve delicious scrambled eggs and light omelets, frequently with halal meats and freshly chopped veggies.

1. Mardin Cafe Restaurant- Best for Full English Breakfast

Mardin, located in College Park on Copnor Road, Portsmouth, is the best place for all-day breakfast. 


They start their services around 8 am and remain open till 3 pm, and the prices are also very reasonable: 1 to 20 euros. 

In the past, Mardin was a little cafe with super services and lovely staff. But now it has a different owner. The current staff is very rude, and the service is prolonged. 

The chicken curry, mushrooms, and beans need to taste better. The portion size is tiny compared to the price. 

However, they are very hygienic, and dogs are not allowed inside. But they have outdoor settings where you can have your loyal dog. 

They don’t deliver food, but you can order it on ubereats.com.

2. Messy Chef- Best for Burgers

Messy Chef is an excellent local eatery. It features a lovely, cozy ambiance, good service, and delicious meals. All of the food is halal.


 We enjoyed the sloppy hot dog, loaded beef nachos, and traditional wings.

In addition to the milkshakes, the sloppy burger was my favorite. The crushed patties were well-cooked and well-seasoned. 

They serve vegetarian meals and have Wi-Fi.

If you have children, they offer a special menu for your kids. 

To enjoy all of these delicious delicacies, make a reservation in advance. There is street parking available.

If you wish to avoid visiting, you may order their food and receive a 15% discount if you order from their website.

They also offer a 10% NHS discount. 


Portsmouth’s vibrant food scene has top-tier Halal dining spots. From the fragrant delights at Spice Merchants to the delicious offerings at Agora Restaurant, there is a flavor for every taste bud.

These eateries dish out tasty Halal meals and provide welcoming environments for customers.

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Amanda Carter is a passionate food enthusiast and writer, dedicated to exploring and sharing the best halal dining experiences in the UK.