WE ARE A HMC CERTIFIED, ALCOHOL FREE BAR AND RESTAURANT.
WHAT IS HALAL, AND WHY WE HAVE CHOSEN IT?
We often get asked about the reason why we have chosen to offer a completely halal menu and alcohol free bar. Religious reasons aside, below we have given a clear explanation about Halal, of Tayyab, and of a dry bar in East London!
Why not? Islam is the biggest minority religion in the UK, and Halal (which means permissible), is available to everyone. Why wouldn’t we like to serve an amazing dining experience that is open to all? Halal makes us inclusive. Beyond that, we enjoy and relish the challenge that comes with shattering so many of the pre-conceptions and myths about Halal. Halal isn't a cuisine. It isn't chicken fried dirty and liters of sugary fruit drink. There is no reason why Halal should put so many people from different backgrounds off.
What is Halal, and what does Tayyab mean?
To many people from various cultural and educational backgrounds, Halal is a word that carries a burden of negative connation. Halal is synonymously from pictures of animals rights abuse and drawn cartoons of suspiciously chipper chickens. Halal is a misrepresented word.
The meat that served in your plate which is Halal should properly be Tayyab Halal. This means that the animal should be treated with the most utmost respect and dignity for the duration of its life. Meat which is Tayyab Halal is, by definition free range. Tayyab Halal meat comes from animals who are ignorant to the last of their destiny. Butchered by hand, individually and having not seen a single slaughtered other than its own. Tayyab Halal is in various regards the responsible and practical highest standard for the rearing of animals whose destiny is your plate.
An alcohol free bar in East London. What's that about?
Why not!? People are drinking less and less year on year. We are living in a more health conscious world. Think about Dry January and Stop-tober! Also, you know, booze free doesn't need to be without taste. Once more, we love the challenge that comes with creating a variety and range of flavor experiences and drink options that is available to everybody. We both love reading about the 1920; an era synonymous with the 1 st golden age of cocktail making, and you'll see a lot of motivation from the pages of cocktail recipe books from our cocktail menu!