Alhambra Restaurant Hungry for Halaal

Alhambra, Lansdowne


8:00am - 3:00pm Mon & Thurs, 8:00am - 10:00pm Tues & Wed, 8:00am - 10:00pm Fri, Sat & Sun: (Closed for Jumuah on Friday between 12:30pm and 1:30pm


Cape Malay


Muslim Owned

Price Range (p/p)

Medium | R100 - R300

Casual Dining
Children’s menu
Parking - Car Park
Reservations Accepted
Credit Cards Accepted
Waiter Service
Wheelchair Access Available
Child Friendly -Yes
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Updated: 10-06-2019


Being situated on the grounds of the Islamia College in Lansdowne, I wasn’t sure of what to expect from this restaurant. Driving into the secure parking lot onto the grounds of Islamia College I was captured by the impressively vast and modern architechture of the institute.

We were meeting a group of my cousins here for breakfast but I wasn’t sure how relaxed the restaurant vibe would be, it being on the grounds of a renowned Islamic Centre after all. I found myself checking that I had my scarf on my head before I got out of the car. We headed upstairs to the restaurant. Luckily there is also an elevator, which we needed to lug our pram and baby paraphanalia along too. We were greeted by about 40 of my cousins who had happily and noisily taken over one half of the restaurant.If I was worried about vibe, I was worried for nothing.

The restaurant is modern and elegant but quite relaxed and accomodated my gregarious family along with more than a few busy toddlers with grace. We had made a block booking with a buffet breakfast for our group. They had set up several tables for us on one side of the venue and provided their normal tables for other patrons on the other side.

I must admit, I may have found it a tad noisy to have been a normal patron on that day. Breakfast was a good variety of hot and cold dishes. There was so much to choose from I wish I had been hungrier. The coffee and tea was topped up regularly and waiters were constantly available to tend to us.

Our set menu cost us R100 per person and I thought it was great value for what we got. There was also live music in the form of a guitarist who I understand is no longer there. Not sure if they can arrange someone else for your function but definitely worth the ask.

I had a squizz at the normal menu and they have a good variety of sandwiches, light meals, mains and desserts at very reasonable prices. Even the steak burger was only R45. I found only that the grills were a bit pricey compared to the rest of the menu. They have meal options for kids and are suitable for the whole family. However they don’t offer baby chairs.

The venue is a good option for small functions and even business meetings. The surrounding buildings also provide a library, auditorium and a Mosque on the grounds.

Please note: Hungry for Halaal is not a certification body. We do our best to verify that an establishment is Halaal Certified or Muslim owned but we cannot guarantee information that is supplied to us.

User Reviews

  • My colleagues and I attended the restaurant on Saturday 26th November 2016, the food was not up to standard; steak was tough, meat in kalya was poor cut of meat, samosas was frozen when served, however the presentation of food was appealing to the eye. We were however disappointed as some menu items were not available to order. Servers also argued in front of patrons and overall service was a bit slow.

  • al hambra restaurant and coffee shop.
    I ordered a coffee recently and was told theres no coffee.