Nestled inside the Railway Arches on Viaduct Street in Huddersfield is a restaurant that is resetting the dining agenda in this part of the north. Tired of cliched curry joints, diners are heading to Apadana, a Persian restaurant of some serious esteem, for a genuinely innovative menu, a short drive from Leeds. This is perhaps the place for Middle Eastern food in Huddersfield, and diners are proving to be receptive to the Apadana team’s take on classics like baklava and shashlik that define so much of Iran’s food.
From the exterior inside the Railway Arches on Viaduct Street, there’s not much to get excited about at Huddersfield’s Apadana. In fact, it looks a little bit like somewhere you’d go to buy paint, but this should not deter diners that have made the trip from Leeds from delving into this superior Persian restaurant’s dining room. We don’t judge restaurants by their covers of course, and neither should you, because the food here is something special indeed. For diners as-yet-unconverted to Persian food, Apadana is absolutely the right starting place for your culinary discovery.
Neither Huddersfield nor Leeds has much to say about the food native to Iran. This is a pity, as much of Persian cooking relies on flavours popular with British diners; spicy barbecued meat dishes take centre stage in Iranian cooking. Apadana has stepped into this vacuum with classic Persian flavours and innovative takes on old favourites from their premises on Viaduct Street inside the Railway Arches. For authentic Persian food cooked using traditional techniques, flavoursome dishes and sweet, delectable puddings and a great alternative to Huddersfield’s somewhat staid dining scene, it can only be Apadana.
me again, collevting my quandoo points! As always, warm reception, amazing food, quality drinks, we love this place that much that we are booked in to go there on xmas day !!!!
perfect as always :) Just can't find a fault with this place, the food or the staff. Perfect, perfect, perfect. See you again very soon!
I love this place, the food is excellent and so are the staff. Would defo recommend it. Wasn't sure about the starters when I first went but tried no.13 and I order it every time now with the lovely bread. Mains I recommend are chicken, lamb kebabs and the lamb shank.
took all our kids for our anniversary and they really looked after us and all the kids. this really is my fave restaurant in Huddersfield
top class as always!!! Been every week since the refurb. Can't wait to go back. Only problem I have is that we keep ordering the exact same food s it's so nice! Need to (maybe) try something different. But maybe not lol
Staff were very welcoming and attentive. Food was delicious. Hadn't had Persian food previously so ordered sharing plates for starter and main course so we could same lots of dishes. Would recommend and would go again.
This was utterly delicious, sophisticated and unusual food, served with warmth and deserved pride. The barberris and saffron rice of the zereshk polow made for a meal of sumptuous flavour and beauty.
always very welcoming, always good food and drink. Can't get enough of this place and we most definatley be back in the very near future! prob next week lol
Good friendly service and decent portion size, nice house red with the early bird will be going again, as a vegetarian I would prefer more choice but I can recommended the aubergine stew
The food was lovely and the staff were very attentive and friendly. I would definitely recommend to anyone!