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Ariana Afghan & Persian

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2 Midlothian Road, London E3 4SE, England
+44 20 8981 8266
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rating this restaurant is slightly confusing because the food is incredible every time we go but the service is the worst service I have ever experienced. A blonde waitress with bangs rolled her eyes at me when asking for water. Finally on the third try, she gave us water and a callous attitude when serving. It was a strange experience... More 

Thank Amelia M
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been eating from here for over 6 years now and its almost always a pleasure. It was one of the first restaurants my wife and I went to and we have many fond memories from here. It is nice to see the same management in place and that the food quality is the same. We now get a... More 

Thank niaz1978
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting the restaurant for many times and never failed each time and will definitely coming back for more. Staff very friendly and the food are amazing

Thank Hernih W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the restaurant as a group of nearly 10 people for lunch in April, 2017. The food - starter, main food and afternoon tea all were wonderful. The portion of starters was quite big, so ordered nearly 5-6 starters and shared among us. The main were very decent in size and really nice food, enjoyed by the full group.... More 

Thank Kumar H
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting concept and delicious food. Lamb covered in rice, carrots and raisins - top class! And the starter, do not remember the name, but the one with bread, mint, radish, cheese and tarragon - awesome. Will be back!

Thank Uncle_Aivar
Bexley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a quiet afternoon. Great food but pricey compared to the Caspian in Lee. Kebabs, ghorma dishes as expect

Thank Steven S
1 review
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I was there with friends suddenly plan and hangout . We order mixed grill, it was fresh. I really like the atmosphere 😘 This place is good for groups Staff are nice well behaved

Thank S a
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Great Salmon, cooked perfectly and the sides were well prepared. I recommend asking for the home made chilli sauce!

Thank Mike P
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I have invited so many friends of different nationalities to this restaurant to have a taste of Persian food and I was never disappointed. All grills were nice. But like so many other Persian restaurants inside and outside Iran, when it comes to very traditional dishes like you may say it's not like how my mother cooked this! Nevertheless, you... More 

Thank C G
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I really cannot understand the positive reviews about this place. However, looking around at the other customers may explain this - there were very few Afghan / Middle Eastern patrons eating during our evening visit. The overwhelming majority of the clientele here was English, and with respect I would suggest they just don't know enough about authentic Afghan / Persian... More 

Thank Sierra165

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Persian, Afghani, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?