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Ariana Afghan & Persian

#4,371 of 18,283 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$Middle Eastern, Persian,
2 Midlothian Road, London E3 4SE, England
+44 20 8981 8266
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“kabuli” (12 reviews)
“rice” (20 reviews)
“bread” (27 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Persian, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
$$ - $$$
2 Midlothian Road, London E3 4SE, England
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant recently as I wanted to try out Persian cuisine. In the past I have travelled a few times to North London to dine at Behest, another Persian Restaurant, which sadly is not maintaining its quality of late. Ariana Restaurant was very busy...More

1  Thank kabeers
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Went here with friends from work for a colleague’s farewell lunch. Lunch time midweek is more than likely their quiet period so we were able to negotiate £12 per head. The food was served buffet style and included 2 types of rice, 2 meats, chicken...More

Thank Travelanna1
Reviewed 30 November 2017

So I have been here probably a gazillion times - I absolutely adore the place and work nearby. Food is great, really good portion sizes and a decent variety for both meat eaters and veggies. Every dish you eat is so full of flavour and...More

1  Thank Londonlove_895
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Now before I came I must digress that I was REALLY craving lamb shank, and had been for ages. Efes wasn't serving any for a while so I decided to come here with some friends. I ordered the Paneer-o-Sabzi, the Qabuli Palouw, my friends ordered...More

Thank ELStudentReviewer
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

My first AFGHAN experience and I so was blown away. The food is fresh and the portions were huge!! I love Afghan rice, I must learn to perfect my cooking of rice!! Have the lamb dish with rice and raisins The bornani was delicious. The...More

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Good food (chips, salad, bread) great hooka (Sisha) spacious... friendly staff. Very enjoyable evening.

Thank DarylBart
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Discovered this little gem amidst the busy Mile End road, the decor is nice and they have a cosy outdoor shisha area. There is a staff there that seems to have a personal problem with us when we go which started from her asking ID...More

Thank Moskon
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Best grilled meat and try the stews, delicious on a cold wet day. I go often and it’s a firm family favourite. Now that I do not eat meat, there are delicious veg options too. Definitely worth a try

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve had better Persian food this place was very average. The restaurant was cold and dated. Wouldn’t recommend

Thank Badz7
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Tried this for the first time. Ordered a platter. The best thing was shish kebabs. Im not too sure they was cooked fully as it still seemed bit pinkish. Restaurant was veru dark so was hard to see. Although everything was well seasoned but bland....More

Thank Tohima
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8 February 2018|
Response from Travelanna1 | Reviewed this property |
100% No unless it is a guide dog.
31 January 2017|
Response from Sam M | Reviewed this property |
No! Ariana's don't have a wifi.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Midlothian Road, London E3 4SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8981 8266
  • E-mail
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