About Abshar restaurant

Healthy cooking techniques and the freshest ingredients set Abshar Restaurant apart from the rest. Situated near the centre of Croydon, Abshar takes Persian cuisine to new heights, allowing diners to taste the best specialities of the Iranian kitchen in a comfortable location on South End. Guests travel from across London just to reach this Croydon hotspot – see what all the fuss is about by reserving ahead.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 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
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Abshar restaurant
67 South End, Croydon Centre
Croydon CR0 1BF

Menu Highlights



Kebab koubideh

Two skewers of tender lean minced lamb served with persian rice, grilled, tomato and salad


Whole poussin,marinated in lemon juice&saffron served with persian rice, grilled tomato and salad

Joojeh Kebab (On The Bone)

Grilled chicken,marinated in garlic, lemon juice mustard & saffron, served with grilled tomato, rice & salad


Kebab Koubideh

Two skewers of tender lean minced lamb served with saffron rice, grilled tomato & salad

Kebab Shishlik

A skewer of pre marinated tender baby lamb back chaps served with grilled tomato, rice & salad

Joojeh Bargh

One skewe rice & salad


Gormeh Sabzi

An amazing diced lamb stew, cooked in a parsley, coriander and fenugreek sauce with red kidney beans and whole dried limes, served with saffron rice

Khoresht Fesenjan

Diced chicken cooked in an ancient pomegranate paste and walnut, served with rice

Baghali Polo Ba Mahiche

Fork tender braised lamb shank with broad beans and dill rice


Mast o khiar

Homemade yoghurt mixed with cucumber and herbs

Salad Shirazi

Finely chopped onion, cucumber, tomato and herbs drizzled with lemon juice


Deep fried butterfly prawns

Main Menu

Main Menu


More about Abshar restaurant, Croydon

Beautifully decorated with a rustic feel, Abshar Restaurant on South End takes diners on a journey to ancient Persia from their stunning dining area. Known for offering diners a healthier alternative to the usual greasy kebabs so common in the area, Abshar is committed to using the best ingredients and low-fat cooking techniques to keep their diners in good shape. Located near the centre of Croydon, Abshar is one of our top picks for innovative Persian cuisine in the Greater London area.

Start off your dining experience at Croydon’s Abshar with one of the delicious warm appetisers, from the vegetarian dolmeh (stuffed vine leaves) to the koko sabzi, a souffle of eggs, mixed vegetables or herbs. Meat lovers will love Abshar’s many kebabs, one of the most popular being the kebab bargh, skewers of marinated lamb fillet served with a side of salad and fragrant saffron rice. Vegetarians are spoilt with choice here as well, and can enjoy several of the restaurant’s stews without meat. Specials are common at this restaurant near in centre of town, so visit often and see what’s new!

22 Abshar restaurant Reviews

22 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Great value
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Julie C.a month ago · 1 review

Delicious food, had houmous,babaganoush and haloumi salad between 2 to start then lamb chops with amazing tasting rice! Service was good too, will definitely return

Sana N.2 months ago · 1 review

All Persians really enjoy the national cuisine and Im no different but I don't always have time to cook so I really enjoy eating out at my favourite local Persian restaurant, great food and service.

Rachele B.2 months ago · 1 review

Love this place 10/10 for food and service .. good food .. good price 🍴

Layla H.3 months ago · 1 review

The food was exceptional. Had the mixed grill and the meat melted in your mouth. Lovely evening, great atmosphere. Wonderful food. Definitely a favourite and will be visiting more regularly and recommending to friends.

Petra V.2 years ago · 1 review

I havent eaten such a delisious joje on My whole life and that also include My own. Extra +points for the bread that they made in the restaurant! Service was good and the atmosphere were cosy. Prices were ok not so expensive and even IF it would be expensive it would be worth every cent! I strongly recommend this resturand, so whenever you visit London visit this restaurant. Even IF you dont stay in Croydon its worth the time it takes for you to Go there. Only thing they Can improve is the waitress, a smile from here would be nice!

Mohammad S.2 years ago · 1 review

This was the first time we tried ABSHAR restaurant on 25.03.2016. WE went there to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food was excellent. Everything was freshly cooked and the fresh hot Nun bread was fantastic. The service was excellent. Very polite and helpful waiters. Quick, efficient and friendly service. All the items including starters, main courses and deserts was simply delicious. The price was very reasonable. We will be a regular customer of ABSHAR from now on, I can recommend ABSHAR strongly to anyone who likes this kind of food. Shiraz Family, Wallington

Lesley R.a month ago · 1 review

We have visited this restaurant before, but this was our 1st time in the new section. Some may find sitting here feels a little away from the action, but it worked for us as we could chat easily. A couple of us had 2 courses with the others opting for main only, I had an aubergine dip starter & main of casserole with lamb & kidney beans. Those of us having starter ordered bread to accompany, the flat breads were big & we could easily have shared between 2. All the food was good, as usual, & nicely presented, service was attentive but not intrusive.

Shahid G.2 years ago · 1 review

Food very nice. Helpful staff but need more staff - only 3 for full restaurant on a very busy night. Bill receipt is deceiving as no mention of the added 10% service charge, all items are listed then a total which includes the service charge - sorry but this is very naughty and for this reason only may not visit again!!

Shabnam C.2 years ago · 1 review

This restaurant has been such a find . a little bit different in South Croydon. Delicious food . We had a family party covering all ages and everyone enjoyed the variety of dishes . Give it a go . You will not be disappointed .

Susie J.2 months ago · 1 review

Was in a large group so night was fun but service was ‘strange’. Tried to serve main course without having had starters - they suggested we had it all at the same time which we declined. However, as always, food is amazing and incredible value for money. Big portions too. Will be back for sure as food just too good.