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Dining in Perth during Muharram 2020

Updated: Aug 19, 2020

Perth is a vibrant and diverse city with a range of cultures mixed into a melting pot of flavours and tastes. Reflecting on the importance of the Islamic New Year, Muharram, on the 19th August as a key Islamic date. Perth City Council in support of the importance Muharram places within the Muslim community has actively identified some wonderful, suitable Halal places to dine at for Community Members wanting to break fasting during Muharram with family or friends. Perhaps you just want to experience the diversity of food within the moment. Now you can spend time with family and friends enjoying a range of promotions that support local Perth Restaurants all Halal Suitable.

Many people will be experiencing the day by spending it reflecting on the time ahead and challenges to be put before them by attending the local Mosque, Mushallah or Prayer facility. Within the Perth City area there are a number of such facilities scattered throughout the city.

Northbridge Mosque located at 427 William St, Perth is the oldest and most established of Perth Mosques and is conveniently located just a short stroll away from the bustling hub of Northbridge Precinct. There are facilities for Wahdu and separate facilities for the Men and Women who attend. The Mosque is open for each Salah session through the day. For those that want something more conveniently located to the city then Perth City Mushallah manage prayer facilities throughout the city. One such place to Salah is at Suite No. 3, 101 Murray St .Due to COVID restrictions this is open only for Dhuhur and Ashar Salah with a restriction of 40 people to each session. Important to note that there are no Wahdu facilities and people attending are asked to bring their own prayer mats. When the opportunity presents itself whether for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner there are some strong culinary delights available that will satisfy taste buds searching for any wonderful flavour's to share with family and friends.

Perth City Council have coordinated with Australia's leading online Halal Food Directory to identify some wonderful dining options. Some have even made available a range of exclusive promotions and features available to support dining with family and friends during the month of Muharram.

Che Tayeb have established themselves over many years as the only Lebanese Restaurant in Perth with traditional flavours that deliver an experience to enjoy. Pierre and Joseph have recently changed their menu.

Bringing a first to Perth City! Now you can enjoy Halal Meals slowly cooked over an open Flame Grilled Fire! Drawing even more of the spices from the Middle East succulently wrapped in the smoky taste of open flames cooking. Traditional Flavours served in a relaxing atmosphere by friendly staff. The team at Che Tayeb are Celebrating Muharram with an exciting promotion that gives you the choice from any of the following:

Option 1: 15% off Charcoal Plate 

Option 2: Buy one get one free Manakeesh  Option 3: Free drink with orders of more than $50  Option 4: Purchase a Voucher $55 includes Mezze or Salad, a Main course (excludes Charcoal Mix Plate), one Manakeesh, one Dessert & a drink

If it is a breakfast that you are looking for then long established D'Ankasa has just launched an exciting Halal Breakfast Menu. This is a range of quality sized servings of Malaysian flavour. Located in the Heart of Perth just opposite the Perth City Library. With D'Ankasa you can relax in the quite comfort and browse through a menu featuring dishes such as Tom Yum Laksa & Nasi Lemak all prepared fresh and served just the way you want it. If you want to challenge the heat a little then dive into the Sambal some more, but a wonderful way to enjoy the cold weather washing over us at the moment is a warm Bakso served with generous mix of Vermicelli, Meat Balls and Crackers (do you soak or dip?).

If you are searching for more spices of the Sub Continent then located nearby at 48 Pier St, Perth is New Sahara, here you can experience Halal Lamb Shanks and Briyani cooked slowly drawing out all the flavours. When sitting down to enjoy this you can enjoy more than just the one dish with a platter serving giving you more than enough to celebrate with each mouthful. The Lamb is so well cooked with seared spices to its outside but just falling away from the bone. With each stroke of the wrist you can savour each mouthful. The team at New Sahara have a dish to satisfy all tastebuds even the children are taken care of with a wonderful selection available from the kids menu

When talking to the local community of Perth there is one Halal Venue that stands out as always active and in everyone's top 5 choices... Karache by Sani...delivering an experience to be had by everyone that is craving for something closer to the flavours of home for lunch or an early dinner before Maghrib. When dining here you can be expected to enjoy each serving with the outmost of pleasure. Sani prepares all the food fresh daily and it is cooked nearby so while you sit huddled in your corner of Karache by Sani being drawn to the mouth watering flavours coming from the Kitchen (just like at home). Then let the staff serve you large portions from the buffet style available or just order something straight from the menu. The one thing you can be sure of is that every mouthful is rejoicing with the taste of home cooking served locally.

Yet if what you are looking for is something more refined away from the bustling city of Perth then there are two wonderful options to consider.

Firewater Grille at Duxton Hotel is one of Perth's Premier Halal dining experiences. Head Chef Aaron and his team make sure that your dining experience is met with the highest of standards. If you are searching for more than just quality food and want the whole experience and atmosphere, then the Firewater Grille delivers just that. You can enjoy high quality meats sourced from local Halal suppliers for breakfast, lunch, dinner and high tea. The meals are prepared with the greatest of detail to ensure that you experience nothing but the best.

When dining at the Firewater Grille from 19th August till the end of August they are offering "$20 off with every $100 spent during weekday lunch"!

Nestled away in the "Court Precinct" of Perth you will find a hidden gem an Oasis of flavours to be enjoyed. Unfolding through the undulating cascade of vines laying before you is Hadiqa. It is a restaurant that has created a unique experience, here you can settle down into the quiet ambience only achieved by Hadiqa. Selecting from the range of Halal Suitable meals you will be able to experience meals that deliver a fusion of flavours in style while maintaining the flavours of premium WA Halal Supplied ingredients. If Muharram is to be celebrated with someone closer to you then here is a place that you can have a moment to reflect upon the time ahead as a couple or with closest of friends.

Hadiqa have offered a promotion "receive 20% off when you dine with us on Wednesdays or Thursdays"

We could not go without mentioning the recent award winning Grand Lane Fish House. Having recently won the 2020 TripAdvisor Traveler's choice award for Australia! What makes this place so special is that the Fish, Chips, Prawns ...everything. Is just right! The Batter used is Halal Suitable, the fish fillets and the chips are generous sizes and prepared daily fresh then cooked in a suitable oil to a golden crunchy crust covering! To enjoy the meal, you can relax outdoors in the artistic laneway or just sit indoor to eat every last morsel of tasty food with your family and friends. Paul and the team from Grand Lane Fish House bring a classic touch of quality to any meal. The real bargain worth mentioning is the Fisherman's Box containing a generous serving of hand cut chips, homemade sauce, premium fish fillet, deep sea prawns and Panko calamari rings

To recognise the start of the Islamic New Year in August with the community just approach the counter and mention the Muharram Feature to the team and they will give a discount off the fisherman's box. 

Who said it is not possible to have quantity and quality on the same plate? JuJu Chicken is a Halal Certified lunch time experience that will leave you more than satisfied. Specialising in an exciting range of Halal Hamburgers with Persian flavours and being located near the Perth City financial precinct they now how to prepare meals in a hurry. Found at 795 Hay St, Perth you need to take a short walk into the Central Arcade (entry is just opposite Apple Store) to enjoy the wonderful saffron chicken meat wraps. They say a picture is worth a thousand words? Then feast upon the meal here with Rozbeh the owner.

Mai is a reviewer with Halal Food Australia.


Halal Food deliver an online Directory experience that provides a unique rating and review system for a wonderful selection of Halal Restaurants across Perth and Australia. With a commitment to identifying Halal Certified Venues and Halal Suitable Venues to cater to the Halal Consumer. Halal Food also provides access to list of suitable Halal Meat Outlets and growing range of Halal Products that are available in mainstream supermarkets of Perth and other cities across Australia.

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