Salaams and welcome back to the Halal Blogosphere where we have been busy planning an epic Breakfast bash in Sparkhill Park for this coming Sunday when the Olympic Torch makes it’s way through our home town of Birmingham and down the Stratford Road.

From 6am on Sunday morning we will have a celebration of food, faith, art and culture that will bring all our communities together. The best part of the event is everything is free and that includes free Halal Breakfast treats from both Imran’s Restaurant and La Favorita. Imran’s will also be producing some special Olympic themed cupcakes for the event.

We want to say a big thank you to both Imran’s and La Favorita for their support of this great community event, its always wonderful to see our local Muslim businesses support great local causes and both restaurants have an excellent track record of supporting community events. So if you’re around this Sunday come join us for some great art and delicious food. There will also be activities for all the family.

Inshallah we will bring you some photos and video from the event next week!

For more information on activities see the flyers below.

KGB Deal Alert – Two eat for £15 at Arif’s Palace

Salaams and welcome back to the Halal Blogosphere where we bring you news of another KGB Halal Meal Deal. This past week we cashed in our voucher at Fargo’s and had a great Halal Dining Experience.

This week KGB are offering a deal at the new Arif’s Palace in the heart of Moseley, Birmingham. Not even the Halal Food Review has made it there yet so get your meal deal skates on and get yourself a Two course meal for 2 for £15 or if you want to double up to 4 diners the cost is £28.

To get the deal head to the Birmingham section of KGB and select the Two Course Indian Meal for 2 option at Arifs or click the link below.


Half Price Stone Baked Pizzas at La Favorita Birmingham

Salaams and welcome back to the Halal Blogosphere where the special meal deals are literally flying in! Last night we were alerted to the latest offer from La Favorita in Birmingham where you can order any pizza from their menu for half price from 12pm to 4pm Mon to Thur this week. So if you’re in the area or need a reason to hit Sparkbrook during the day you won’t get much better than this.

If you are here shopping you can take advantage of the La Favorita deal for lunch and the Fargo Curry for £5 deal in the evening, great halal food has never been so competitive. As always if you want to be alerted to the latest offers visit us on Facebook.

Fargo’s Curry and a Side Dish £5 Euro 2012 offer

Here at the Halal Food Review we are total marketing geeks and we’re loving the quirky and interesting marketing offers at Fargo’s Food Factory. For the duration of Euro 2012 they are running a special deal where you can order any Curry Dish and a side for£5. The Chicken Balotelli is simply screaming at us “why always me” so if you’re in Birmingham during the Euro 2012 competition, get yourself to Fargo’s and give the Curry Dishes a red card!

To keep updated on special offers join our Facebook community at

Shout out for the Musk and Moccasin Blog Team!

Salaams and welcome back to the Halal Blogosphere.

Regular readers of the site will know we have the occassional guest reviewer and we also link back to other reviewers who’ve penned food reviews independently. One of our most popular external reviews featured on the site was a review for Tinseltown in Birmingham which was published on the Musk and Moccasin website who are developing a great little food sub section to the blog.

So for an alternative view on the Halal Food Scene as well as other restaurants check out their blog at we’ll continue to alert you to any updates on their site but we’d recommend adding them to your favourites list.

Have a great weekend!

Rawal Village Review – Birmingham

Salaams and welcome back to the Halal Blogosphere where we’ve been in a mini blog hibernation as our summer diary gets busier on the work and social front!

Inshallah we hope to pick things up in the next few weeks but in the meantime we would encourage you to follow us on Twitter @halalfoodreview and joining our Facebook commuity

Even when the blog is a bit quieter than normal we do tend to update Twitter and Facebook and if you’re interested in being kept in the loop for special offers and discounts than our social network accounts are where you will hear the news. Some offers only last a day or a few days so it can make them difficult to update on the site so please do join us on Facebook or Twitter. In the last few days we’ve had offers from Fargo’s, La Favorita and Tinseltown.

What about the review I hear you cry!

In the mood to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee we decided to take a group outing for a bite to eat. Our original plan was to visit Hamza in Lozells but we never stick to our plans so we thought this would be a good chance to try out Rawal Village on the Ladypool Road which was an easier local option to get to!

Rawal Village is now a two restaurants in one concept. The buffet restaurant which is located upstairs has been open for a number of months. The grill restaurant downstairs opened for business at the end of May. The first thing that hits you about Rawal Village is the clean and modern feel to the restaurant which is another new build which is fast becoming a trend in the city. You are greeted in the lobby area by a rather cheerful chap who points you in the direction of a soft seating area whilst your table is prepared. We came to Rawal with a view to eating downstairs at the Grill, we hadn’t skipped breakfast or lunch so didn’t quite feel up to a full buffet experience but that didn’t stop us from going upstairs to have a wonder and a peep and what was available.

The buffet set up seems fairly standard for the buffet concept, the added bonus of the Rawal Village buffet offer is that soft drinks are included in the buffet price, this is perfect for any diners who do like a glass or three of Coke to wash down their buffet! The seating area is well designed and doesn’t feel cluttered so you have ample room to enjoy your meal.

We can’t give a review of the buffet as we didn’t try it but will update the review once we get a chance to sample the buffet menu which won’t be too long!

So what about the food I hear you cry!

With four of us dining we decided to go for the rather simple option of the four person platter which came with rice, a full chicken 4 sheekh kebabs, lamb chops, chicken wings and a portion of chicken sharwarma. We also received the most attractive salad we’ve seen on Ladypool Road which included lettuce, tomatoes, sweetcorn, cucumber and jalapenos, it actually looked and tasted fresh! The four person platter costs £16.95 which is very good value.

The platter portion was generous with the highlights being the lamb chops and the chicken. It would have been helpful if the chicken had come quartered saving us the challenge of trying to cut it with our standard knives. The quality of food is comparable to many of the other establishments on the Ladypool Road and the prices are competitive. Customer service was relaxed and friendly and when it came to leaving the restaurant the staff member at the front desk was keen to ask us both what we enjoyed and what could have improved the experience which is always a nice touch. He was receptive to some of our suggestions and it leaves a positive impression with customers as they leave.

It’s too early to do a full review of the restaurant as we didn’t sample as much of the food as we would have liked to but based on our experience it is definitely an option we would consider again when dining on the Ladypool Road. We will also attempt the buffet when we have a more suitable appetite to tackle a bigger portion of food!

Based on our experience though we would recommend you give Rawal Village a try for something different on the Ladypool Road.

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