Ramadan Mubarak! The Islamic month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection and community has begun (March 23). But ensuring you eat well during Iftar and Suhoor is vitally important to a successful day’s fast, which runs from pre-dawn until sunset.
Birmingham’s Muslim community makes up 1/5th of the city’s population, so luckily you live in one of the most halal-friendly cities in the UK. Finding somewhere to eat during Ramadan can be tough, however. But these restaurants are going the extra mile for Ramadan in Birmingham – offering extended hours and special menus – making them some of the best places to start and end your fast.
Serving both Suhoor and Iftaar, the multi-cuisine halal restaurant, Alam, will once again be serving the local community of Birmingham during Ramadan. Those observing Ramadan will be welcome at Alam one and half hours before Iftaar. Iftaar orders must be placed one hour before Maghrib, with last orders at 11.30pm. Last entry for Alam will come 45 minutes before Suhoor. Orders will be welcome from 12am until 30 mins before Fajr. Alam will run a strictly first-come-first-serve policy. So get down early to not be disappointed during Ramadan in Birmingham!
356 Coventry Rd, Small Heath, Birmingham B10 0XE
Chaiiwala deals in the best Indian street food in Birmingham and has spots all over the city, so you’re never too far away from good halal eats. While its main focus is on bringing chaii tea to the masses – with everything from pink chaii to karak coffee – the food menu makes Chaiiwala somewhere we can spend all day. This Ramadan in Birmingham, Chaiiwala will be shifting its hours to reflect the needs of its customers. It will be open 7PM – 4:30 AM across all locations, so that you can still have all your street food favourites for Iftar and Suhoor.
135 Soho Rd, Birmingham B21 9ST
2 Walsall Rd, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 1AA
177 Alum Rock Rd, Alum Rock, Birmingham B8 1NJ
437 Coventry Rd, Birmingham B10 0TH
410 Ladypool Rd., Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 8JZ
776 Stratford Rd, Birmingham B11
The Lebanese and Moroccan restaurant won’t be sorting our Suhoor needs this Ramadan, but Al-Bader on Ladypool Road has Iftar sorted. Throughout Ramadan, it will be open from 5pm to 10pm with a specially designed Ramadan menu. On weekends, a Ramadan buffet will also be made available on the first floor – making Al-Bader an ideal spot for breaking fasts with the community.
178-182 Ladypool Rd. Birmingham, B12 8JS
4. Mio Amico
As far as we can tell, Mio Amico won’t be offering anything extra special this Ramadan in Birmingham. But this fully halal Italian restaurant on Coventry Road might meet your needs anyway. With opening hours 5am to 4am everyday, making it an easy location for both breaking and beginning your fast.
391 Coventry Rd, Birmingham B10 0SP
The British Indian restaurant, MyLahore, will be open late for Iftar everyday during Ramadan. With an extensive halal menu to choose from, featuring everything from samosas and chaat to masalas and burgers, you can’t go wrong here. Not only that, but MyLahore is also making itself available for catering services for Iftar this year. So you can focus on bring the whole community together this Ramadan without stressing about the food!
191-194 Bradford St, Birmingham B12 0JD