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Apadana Restaurant

Kensington · Middle Eastern, Persian · ££££
Very Good
4.3/6
29 Reviews

About Apadana Restaurant

Let the flavours and aromas of Persia whisk you away to another state of mind at Apadana Restaurant. Founded in 1967, this local legend is proud of its status as one of London’s oldest Persian dining establishments, and they’re continuing to lead the pack by staying open to innovation while respecting the past. Found down Kensington High Street, the Kensington outlet is in a convenient location for diners from all over town. Never disappointing, the dishes on offer at Apadana Restaurant are all made fresh to order using the best ingredients and traditional recipes passed down through the generations. For first timers, we recommend the joojeh (saffron and olive oil marinated baby chicken, chargrilled and served with saffron rice, bread and salad) or the Apadana special grill with chicken fillet, lamb and chargrilled minced lamb.

Address

Apadana Restaurant
351 Kensington High St, Kensington
London W8 6NW

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 11:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

Chef's Choice

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Starters

Kashke Bademjan (V)

Grilled baby aubergines with dried mint, soured yogurt, fried onions and walnuts.
£4.50

Mirza Ghassemi (V)

Soft roasted smoked aubergines in tomato sauce with garlic and herbs.
£4.50

4 Hummus (V)

Tangy dip made of chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil.
£4.50
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Mains

Quzi

Lamb shank with special mixture of rice, pine nut, raisins, fried onions and spices.
£15.00

Biryani (S)

Biryani rice mixed with exotic spices & herbs and chicken.
£15.00

29s Caviar

Fresh 30g of Persian caviar served on ice with chopped chives, red onions, butter & bread.
£59.00
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Desserts

Bastani

Homemade Persian ice cream made from fresh cream, rose water and pistachio nuts.
£5.00

Faloodeh

Traditional Persian cold noodle sweet mixed in rose water & syrup.
£5.00

Zulabia & Bamieh

Traditional Persian treat made from yogurt and dough fried and dipped in syrup.
£5.00

Main Menu

Apadana Menu

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29 Apadana Restaurant Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Saeed S.3 days ago · 1 review

Staff were really nice. Faloodeh was amazing. Reminded me of home. Recommend the fesanjan. The Portion size was very large. Cannot comment on the live entertainment

"Excellent"6/6
Albert Alan A.4 days ago · 1 review

(1) Met at the door by a member of staff and made most welcome. (2) The food we ordered was excellent. (3) Will go again.

"Excellent"6/6
Yousef A.12 days ago · 1 review

One of the best restaurant I have ever had in London area ..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

"Excellent"6/6
Sam S.a month ago · 1 review

WOW, the most Amazing Restaurant, the Food is Fantastic, the Grilled meat was cooked to perfection, all Juicy and succulent, The Saffron Rice was Aromatic and they use real Saffron. The Naan bread was baked in front of us in a visual Tandoor inside the restaurant so you can see it made, all fresh, hot and crispy. the Ambiance is very nice, its very authentic yet modern and classy. the Service was really good, and the staff are so helpful and Friendly. we Loved this place and definitely we are coming back for more.

"Great"5/6
Anastasia M.6 months ago · 1 review

I'm Italian but have lived in Iran, so I know the authentic cuisine. The food was amazing, I brought my brother here for the first time on a Sunday for lunch and he said this is the best foreign food he's ever had. We ate hummus and khiar as starters, then we shared joojeh&koobideh and fesenjan. As desserts we had bastani and baklava and as drinks Persian tea and doogh. Everything absolutely delicious and perfect! Kind staff. Great location. Not overcrowded. Bread cooked in the traditional way next to us. Surrounded by waiters talking in Persian (obviously they speak English too) and Persian music. Not the cheapest in London but the most various menu and best quality. Worthy experience!

"Good"4/6
Jean L.4 days ago · 1 review

We were a party of four and two of us are non meat eaters which can often pose an issue. We all very much enjoyed our starters, the bread being particularly delicious. The aubergine dishes were also very nice. Unfortunately there was only one main course suitable to the non meat eaters which was fish - again it was nice but it would have been good to have had more choice on the main menu. We were all reasonably satisfied but I guess we didn't come away talking of our next visit!

"Good"4/6
Wolfgang M.5 months ago · 18 reviews

The restaurant is actually quite nice but the staff were not really attentive. They kind of seemed to be busy with themselves, they did not explain the dishes or ask if the food was good. We had bread, Hummus and a Yoghurt dip with Mint and Cucumber as a starter, which was very nice. The main course was brought more or less directly after the starters. We tried assorted stews, which were very tasty but unfortunately only lukewarm.

"Okay"3/6
Khaloud A.a year ago · 1 review

The experience was not pleasant!!! The cooker kept noking with his shose on the floor causing noise !!! We order mix starters that have five different dishes, we didn't like it and famous keshek badenjan was not good at all. The main course was ok we order beef kobedah and spicy kobedah with rich, this was good. The owner offer us tea at the end. We couldn't pay with credit card as they have a problem with their machine. Overall 3 is for the main course.

"Great"5/6
Sanaz Y.8 months ago · 1 review

Myself and 2 non-Iranians liked the food and the prices were reasonable. The coffee and complimentary Baklava were really nice but Bastani was too sweet with the wrong texture. The interior is a bit small as with many boutique restaurants. Overall good value and a good experience.

"Good"4/6
Tim G.a year ago · 1 review

The food was excellent. I had the Koubideh and my wife had the Joujeh Kebab. The service was friendly but very casual. The plates from our bread and cheese were stacked and then left on the table While we ate the main course. We will certainly return to enjoy the authentic Persian food. Lovely.

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