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Cona Restaurant: Bradford’s only ‘destination restaurant’

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Cona continues to serve up the highest grade menu

For the past two years, one restaurant in Bradford has raised the bar higher than any other in the UK for Halal, high-end dining, mixing vegetables from the market streets of France with Wagyu steaks from around the world.

Cona, based in Little Germany, is certainly not your average dining establishment.

A ‘destination restaurant’, the site has grown in reputation and prominence over the past 24 months, as more and more people fall in love with the ever-changing five-star menu.

beef1Food fans from across the country have sampled the dishes and helped propel the restaurant into a league of its own.

Armi Ahmed, director at Cona and self-confessed food fanatic, explained more about the award-winning meats which put the restaurant ‘horns’ and shoulders above all others.

“Our steaks are unparalleled in quality,” he said. “We’ve done direct deals with farms in Japan, Australia and America and only deal with best beef in the world - and it’s all halal.

“No other restaurant is serving up this grade of halal beef nationally. That’s what sets us apart and that’s what makes us a true destination restaurant.

“We even attract 30 tables a week from London which is completely unheard of.”

In addition to their primed steak menu, Cona is also the only halal restaurant in the UK which serves up Charcuterie.

Usually a pork dish, Cona instead deal directly with a supplier who uses the finest cuts of veal, beef and lamb, producing the meat in the same way.

cona-3-350x346By curing and hanging the meat for eight to 12 months, it creates a unique taste and texture combination which has left many diners delightfully surprised.

Likewise, the must-try Sunday roast experience – which pairs Wagyu beef with duck fat roasties, proper Yorkshire puddings and the finest seasonal veg – is unlike any other ‘classic British dish’ on the market.

Away from the succulent cuts of meat, a mouth-watering range of fish dishes are available with luxury options including lobsters, turbot, caviar, wild sea bass, wild bream and king prawns.

For the vegetarians out there, the freshest produce is brought in weekly from the world famous Marché international de Rungis market in Paris.

“It’s predominantly steaks that we are famed for but we do offer options for vegetarians,” Armi added.

“In fact, whenever we get a vegetarian in, we get extremely excited as it gives our chefs a chance to get creative with the menu and our vast range of fresh vegetables.”

Cona are a destination restaurant, with customers regularly travelling from outside of the county just to sample the delights which the bespoke menu has on offer.

Book your table today and see for yourself the reason why halal dining in the UK has never been so delicious.

20 East Parade,

Little Germany



Tel: 01274 727 747


Dine like Royalty

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Cona Restaurant Staff

Cona Restaurant Staff

What was once Little Germany’s ‘little secret’ is quickly becoming a favourite restaurant amongst food enthusiasts across the region, as Cona continues to delight Bradford’s diners.

The halal fine dining specialists have certainly had an eventful year, from their initial launch date just six months ago, to being selected to prepare a special Eid feast for more than 160 guests at 10 Downing Street.

David Cameron

David Cameron

“Since we opened, Cona has won plaudits from hundreds of diners and gained a very positive newspaper restaurant review,” explained Armi Ahmed, who is co-owner of the restaurant with Oman Rana.

“We have only been here a few months in Bradford so to be selected to cook for the Prime Minister and his guests is a bit unbelievable.

“A lot of credit has to go to our head chef, Gavin Jackson, who designed and planned the final menu after great consideration. His choices were based around the current seasons of autumn and winter and he deserves a lot of credit.”

As the reputation of Cona continues to grow, the simplicity and quality halal dishes which were at the heart of the restaurant since day one, still remains today.

The understated décor provides the perfect environment for diners to enjoy an array of dishes and experience flavours which will delight all palates.

Menus change with the seasons ensuring new dishes are constantly added and keeping the choices fresh for visitors, with the new autumn line-up likely to tantalise customer’s taste buds.

A wide choice of starters, mains and desserts, mean that whether it is a mouth-watering duck, venison or quail which you most desire, you will not be disappointed.

Why not experience a true taste of Cona at the end of this year with a special New Year’s party set to be held at the restaurant.

A specialised menu has already been developed by Michelin-standard chefs, so why go anywhere else to welcome in 2015 in style.


Cona Restaurant

Cona Restaurant


20 East Parade,

Little Germany,



01274 727747

Opening times

Tues-Sat: Lunch: 12pm -3pm, Dinner: 6pm -11pm

Sun: 12-6pm

Monday: Closed