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As an example of the power of our Community, we rely on the feedback and enthusiasm of our members to keep us up to date with which restaurants around the world they are enjoying during Holy Month. We remain on the pulse of the global restaurant scene, collaborating with many of the leading cuisine businesses to provide our members the best (and sometimes first) experiences on offer. 


In the first of a series we are exploring some of the most popular Ramadan destinations of our members in the UK's capital, suitable for Iftar and also enjoying all year round. 




Berenjak is a Persian restaurant located in the lively area of Soho, in central London, reinterpreting the classic hole in the wall eateries lining the streets of Tehran . They specialize in traditional Iranian dishes and offer a cozy atmosphere that reflects the warmth and hospitality of Persian culture, specialising in small mazeh style sharing plates and charcoal grilled kababs, using seasonal British produce. Whether you're craving grilled meats or vegetarian options, Berenjak's menu has something for everyone to enjoy.




Proudly calling itself a "flagbearer for Lebanese culture", Em Sherif is a hugely popular restaurant located in Harrods department store, London. The restaurant positions itself as a traditional yet refined restaurant that is a gathering hub for Lebanese culture no matter which outpost one finds themselves in – a culture which is tasted, seen, heard, and constantly felt – through its cuisine, décor, music and its familial hospitality. The restaurant offers authentic Lebanese cuisine with traditional dishes such as grilled meats and seafood, as well as mezze platters. Em Sherif has an opulent interior design with gold accents and plush seating that creates a luxurious atmosphere for diners. The menu also features a selection of vegetarian options for those who prefer plant-based dishes. Overall, it's a great choice for anyone seeking exquisite Lebanese food in one of London's most iconic shopping destinations.




Villa Mamas is a Bahraini restaurant located in the popular food district of Chelsea, in London. They serve authentic Bahraini cuisine with a modern twist, using fresh ingredients and traditional spices to create delicious dishes like lamb machboos and chicken kebab meshwi. The restaurant also offers a warm and inviting atmosphere that captures the essence of Bahraini hospitality. Whether it's lunch, dinner or just a taste of their specialty cocktails and mocktails, specialty herbal tea or a cup of Turkish Coffee, Villa Mamas boasts that "You don’t have to leave London to taste a piece of Bahrain!"




Established in 1984 and now a familiar and reliable staple of Mayfair's ever changing restaurant scene, Al Hamra restaurant is a popular Lebanese restaurant located in Shepherd Market, just off Piccadilly. They are known for their authentic and flavourful dishes, such as biryani and curry. The restaurant has a cosy ambiance with warm lighting and comfortable seating, making it a great spot for intimate dinners or small groups. Named after Al Hamra Palace in Granada, Southern Spain, where the walls' and towers' iron hue led the magnificent structure to be know as the 'Red Castle‘. Al Hamra's aim is always authenticity, to offer a real taste of Lebanon in the heart of London.




Benares Restaurant London is a Michelin-starred Indian restaurant located in the heart of Mayfair, London. The restaurant combines traditional Indian flavours with contemporary techniques to create innovative and delicious dishes. Chef Atul Kochhar's modern take on Indian cuisine has made Benares one of the most popular restaurants in London. In addition to their impressive menu, Benares also boasts a beautiful interior design influenced by traditional Indian motifs and luxurious fabrics. The restaurant's aim is to challenge people's perceptions of Indian cuisine, with unique takes on traditional dishes. 




Ishbilia Restaurant London is a Lebanese restaurant located in Knightsbridge, London. They offer a variety of traditional Lebanese dishes such as mezze, grilled meats and seafood. The restaurant has an elegant interior with marble floors and Arabesque details, creating a luxurious atmosphere for diners. Ishbilia also provides private dining rooms for events and special occasions. Overall, it's a great choice for those who want to experience authentic Lebanese cuisine in London. Serving the busy Knightsbridge shopping district, Ishbilia is a melting point of London's residents and visitors enjoying some of the best Lebanese food in London. 




Manteca is a popular Italian restaurant located near Liverpool Street, London. They serve rustic, seasonal dishes that highlight the best of British and Italian ingredients with a modern twist. The menu changes frequently to reflect what's fresh and in season, but you can always expect bold flavors and a focus on sustainable ingredients from this award-winning eatery. From handmade pastas, wood-fired flatbreads and seasonal vegetable plates, this is an upmarket and innovate Italian serving London’s City district. 




This is just a fraction of the hundreds of restaurants we book each week for MCC members. Check back soon for another review of our Ramadan-recommended restaurants in another key MCC city. For any bookings for these and inquiries about any other restaurants, MCC members can contact the bookings team. Bon Appetit!