The Great Chase – Charity Week with Islamic Relief

Charity. As Winston Churchill put it “we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”. As a Muslim, Charity is at the centre of this beautiful faith. No matter how small or large your charitable deed is, it counts. As Imam Ali said “don’t feel ashamed if the amount you give to charity is small, because to refuse the needy is an act of greater shame”. Our Lord has provided us with so much, and I feel that every time I’m invited to review a restaurant or brand. The abundance of food that we are provided with on a daily basis makes me feel ungrateful for every blessing we have been bestowed with. But every little thing is a blessing – through blogging I was able to do my very tiny charitable deed through Islamic Relief and tell you about all the great things happening during Charity Week.

The Great Chase is one of the many restaurants hat have teamed up with Islamic Relief to do their little bit for charity, all the while enjoying a beautifully prepared meal!

As if The Great Chase didn’t already have a great menu, ethically sourced produce and one of the best dry bar I’ve witnessed in London, they’ve added a few extra items in their menu specifically for Charity Week which means that if you get any of the following items next week all proceeds will be donated to Islamic Relief and I’m SO grateful to be part of this campaign!

The Chocolate Fondant

Chocolate Fondant with Confit Kumquats, White Chocolate and Cornflake Icecream.

Now even though I’m not a big fan of chocolate I have to say this was one the best chocolate fondants I’ve tasted to date. Not only because the consistency of the chocolate was beautifully prepared but the cornflake ice cream made for one of the best companions to this age old dessert.

Spritz al Lampone

Ahhh this drink was such a pleasure to taste! Not only was it tasty but moreover I loved the passion that was put into making it as their dry bar’s mixologist, Nico so articulately explained how they’ve taken an alcoholic drink and made it alcohol free, halal, yet not taking away from the components of the original drink.

Some of the other restaurants that are participating in Islamic Relief’s Charity Week campaign are

22 Oct – 28 Oct:

@bandofburgersuk (Brick Lane, London)

@thegreatchaserestaurant (London)

@chitchaatchai (London)

@fatburgeruk (Wembley, London)

@smokyboys (Watford & Hounslow, London)

@lemonpepperleic (Leicester)

@newyorkerdiner (Manchester)

@waffleandscoop (Leicester)


29 Oct – 4th Nov:

@bandofburgersuk (Camden, London)

@annajeebhq (Leicester)

@chaiiwala (UK wide)

@heavenlydesserts (UK wide)

Head to the @islamicreliefuk website for more info on how the restaurants above are taking part #CW2018 #LetsGrowTogether


Islam is a religion of ease.. and it doesn’t get easier than eating out at some amazing places across UK while doing the best act of charity in the process.

If you end up going, tag me in your posts on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter! I’m going in a very exciting trip and would love to be kept in the loop with all your meals.

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