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Dorrington Old Hall Persian Cuisine

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Main Road, Dorrington SY5 7JD, England
+44 1743 719100
12:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon 18:30 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favourite restaurants in the West Midlands. The quality of the food is of an unwaveringly high standard and the service is always impeccable. Lal Haider admits to being strongly influenced by his mother's Persian cooking, but he has introduced many other complementary dishes that expand the range to great advantage. The presentation of the many... More 

1 Thank John L
Planet Earth
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being from London, the last thing we expected to see was a Persian restaurant in Shropshire! We actually waited until the restaurant opened not for lack of choice of places to eat but decided on this place when we drove past earlier in the day. It was definitely worth the wait. The owner was lovely. We were cold from an... More 

Thank unsureof
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty well-spiced food. Dessert was interesting. Buffet wasn't cheap but well worth it! Ample parking spaces behind too.

Thank Derek H
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant with friends for a pleasant evening out. We were not disappointed. We had the tasting menu, the obvious choice really and thoroughly enjoyed the range of food. The value was excellent and the staff were very friendly, though they could have been a little more attentive. I recommend it though it is not somewhere where... More 

Thank Chris E
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had wanted to try out this restaurant for literally years and all our hopes were fulfilled. The Saturday night buffet allowed us to try out a large range of the dishes, which ranged from very good upwards. The style of cooking is distinct from Indian and it was one of the best meals I can remember (no small compliment... More 

Thank GWilliams54
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have always wanted to go to this restaurant as we pass it regularly.We were not disappointed. The restaurant had a buffet on,which meant we could try all the menu.The starters were fantastic and the mains were wonderful.We also enjoyed the Lebanese red wine,which was one of the nicest wines I have tasted.The decor is warm and inviting .I would... More 

Thank tinker17
Llangollen, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were staying in the area and had read about the Persian cuisine at Dorrington Old Hall so thought we'd give it a try. It was an interesting experience! When we arrived there were only 2 other couples in the restaurant, one of which left shortly after we arrived. This is an award winning restaurant and we thought it would... More 

Thank Dylaffyn
Lal-Haider, Owner at Dorrington Old Hall Persian Cuisine, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely words, for the appreciating the food and most importantly for jogging Shropshire folk's memory that we exist! We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your food. Looking forward to welcoming you back when you're in the area. Many thanks, once again, for dining with us. Kind regards L More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Really nice lady who served us, even make a mini flat bread for my son . The lamb is the best lamb you will ever eat .

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Fantastic place, lovely friendly staff, excellent food and beautiful old building. We were lucky enough to sample the buffet which was unbelievable value at £16.95 for 3 courses. Plenty of vegetarian choices. Can't recommend this place enough. If you are looking for something a bit different then look no further.

1 Thank Indyrosie
Bala, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We stopped here en route not having pre booked anywhere and they were very accommodating, although they had a big private party going on, they served us with a warm friendly smile! We had neither of us had Persian Food before but we were so glad we stopped by here!! The food was delicious and plentiful. We shall be stopping... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Asian, Middle Eastern, Persian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Dorrington SY5 7JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Dorrington
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 719100
Persian influenced fusion Cuisine - first for the county - at the elegant Black and White, timber framed, building that dates back to the 13th Century; contemporary atmosphere, with a present-day décor, pleasing to the eye. Cuisine renowned for its elaborate rice dishes, delicious kababs, nourishing soups and hearty stews. Persians delicately flavour their food with herbs, spices and dried fruits. A variety of nan-like breads supplement rice.

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