About the restaurant
Great Western Road is a haven for foodies, boasting a number of restaurants serving up food from every corner of the globe, and at Paradise, located only a stone's throw away from Kelvinbridge subway station, you can dive headfirst into the world of Persian cuisine. Bringing the bold flavours of Iran to Glasgow’s West End area, this cosy restaurant offers diners an array of homely Persian dishes in a traditional setting.
Decorated with antique furniture, Persian rugs, copper lamps and opulent turquoise and gold walls, a trip to Paradise on Kelvinbridge’s Great Western Road is like stepping back in time to old Persia. The food on offer here is similarly traditional, with an abundance of hearty Iranian dishes gracing the menu. Begin with some ashe reshte (a thick soup made from vegetables, grains, beans, chickpeas, grilled onions, mint and noodles) or dolmeh (vine leaves stuffed with rice and spices).
Chargrilled meat is a staple of Persian cuisine, and Kelvinbridge’s Paradise is quite literally a paradise for meat lovers. Try some traditional koubideh (skewers of minced lamb) or bakhtiari (diced lamb and chicken breast with green pepper and onion, marinated in saffron, olive oil and lemon juice) or go for a soothing stew. We recommend the chelo khorest ghaimeh bademjan, a dish consisting of fried aubergine, split yellow peas, diced pieces of lamb and a whole dried lime cooked in a special tomato sauce alongside chips and saffron rice. Located a few minutes away from Kelvinbridge subway station, Paradise attracts diners from all over Glasgow to its West End location – booking in advance is advised.