Australia is a wonderful mix of migrants and cultures from all over the world, a melting pot of traditions that lives on strongly in many communities. This diversity of influences creates a cultural environment in Australia that is lively, energised, innovative and outward looking.
Get inspired with our Halal-friendly guides to popular destinations
A Halal-friendly guide to Sydney and beyond
Sydney is the capital of New South Wales, a welcoming multi-cultural hub with plenty of delicious Halal dining options. It has beaches in the east, mountains in the west and a famous harbour at its heart. Often described as Australia’s most glamorous city, Sydney offers waterside attractions, fine dining and great shopping.
A Halal-friendly guide to Melbourne and beyond
The capital of Victoria, Melbourne, is enriched through the many migrant cultures that have settled here – creating a city that relishes art, culture and food. The biggest selection of Halal dining options is along Sydney Road in the suburbs of Brunswick and Coburg.
A Halal-friendly guide to Brisbane and beyond
Queensland has a diverse and beautiful landscape that is filled with lush rainforests, sparse deserts, mountains and islands. Its coastline has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches as well as the renowned Great Barrier Reef. Most Queenslanders live in the capital city, Brisbane, and its neighbouring city the Gold Coast, a town with a large list of Halal-certified eating options.
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The Best Halal Restaurants in and around Sydney
Throughout Sydney and beyond into the city’s outer suburbs, restaurants are increasingly using Halal certified ingredients in their dishes. This is no new thing in Australia, particularly in Sydney, which boasts the highest population of Muslims in the country. From the ideally located Neptune’s Palace, which has been serving quality Malaysian and Cantonese halal food for over 20 years, to the award-winning authentic Lebanese cuisine of Al Aseel, diners seeking halal food won’t be disappointed with the number of quality choices available in close proximity to the CBD.
The Best Halal Restaurants in Melbourne & Victoria
Diners seeking halal meals will rarely be without a local option in Melbourne, particularly in the northern suburbs, which is home to one of Australia’s largest Islamic communities. Get an education in Middle Eastern dining at any one of Melbourne’s authentic dining establishments, where traditional cuisine often meets modern décor and innovative techniques in the kitchen. B’Stilla sets the scene with traditional Morroccan dishes, while Alba – a local institution – is still serving up the goods, 35 years after first opening its doors and a Greek restaurant, Gazi, is definitely worth a mention for its halal certified chicken and lamb dishes.
The Best Halal Restaurants in and around Brisbane
From cheap and cheerful take away to five-star fine dining, and everything in between, Brisbane’s expanding Muslim community is sure to find a variety of halal food options to impress and satisfy. The top quality steak at Cut Steakhouse is a high-end favourite in the city, while Jakarta Indonesian in New Farm is a regular haunt for locals. Visitors to the area are always impressed with the award winning Turkish restaurant, Mado Café and Restaurant, which is decadently themed for an authentic Turkish experience.
The Best Halal Restaurants in Canberra
Our national capital territory has a growing population, primarily being driven by overseas migration. It’s hardly surprising then that Canberra is establishing a reputation for becoming a cultural melting pot, with diverse dining options that reflect these trends, from traditional Turkish cuisine to modern Moroccan offerings. Even Italian is a viable option for those seeking halal fare in our nation’s political hub. As a result, Islamic diners can rest assured knowing that a visit to Canberra will reveal plenty of halal restaurants to explore.
The Best Halal Restaurants in Adelaide & South Australia
Adelaide has a rich Muslim heritage and is home to the oldest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere, built in 1888. Diners seeking halal food therefore won’t be disappointed with the number of authentic choices available in South Australia. From satay dishes cooked over coconut husks for a truly genuine flavour at De Sate Indonesian Restaurant, to the classy dining surrounds at Marrakech Morroccan, to the casual, unassuming context of Lawash Bakery and Kebab Shop, the experience may vary but one thing remains the same: the quality of food and genuine halal certification is assured.
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