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Simurgh

Covent Garden · Middle Eastern, Persian · ££££
Excellent
5.0/6
50 Reviews

About Simurgh

Authentic, delicious Persian food is extremely hard to find right in the cultural centre of London but Fred – the man behind Simurgh on Garrick Street – wanted to have the amazingly rich food culture of Iran and the Persian Empire represented right in Covent Garden. Celebrating the unique development of Persian cuisine over hundreds of years, Simurgh has a staggering menu. You may suspect you’re in for something special when the meal starts with tender kashko bademjan (smoked aubergine in minty garlic and whey sauce) and sprightly zaytoon parvardeh (olives with pomegranate, walnuts and grapes), and your suspicions are justified when the meal hits a crescendo of mouth-watering char-grilled meat and seafood plates, complex traditional Persian stews (the lamb and lime with yellow lentils is particularly recommended), creative vegetarian mains and a dessert list few restaurants could match for variety.

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Address

Simurgh
17 Garrick Sreet, Covent Garden
London WC2E9BL

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Chef's Choice

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Starters

Spinach Bourani

Fried spinach and onion in garlic & yoghurt sauce.
£4.95

Zaytoon Parvardeh

Olives in Pomegranate and walnut with grape juice
£4.95

Ghel Ghely

Mildly spiced lamb meatballs in tomato sauce.
£4.95
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Mains

Koobideh

Two skewers of very delicate minced lamb served on the bed of saffronic tomato sauce (garnished with onion & parsley).
£11.95

Gulf Tiger

Lemon & Saffron marinated Tiger-prawns grilled and served with mildly spiced herbal and tamarind sauce.
£14.95

Royalty Grill

The ultimate! lamb neck fillet and marinated chicken fillet sensations, served with grilled tomato and garnished with red onion & parsley.
£17.95

50 Simurgh Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
ZIAD E.17 days ago · 2 reviews

A lovely quiet place in Covent Garden full of great food and poetry. Ok

"Excellent"6/6
Anne D.a month ago · 1 review

This is a lovely Persian Restaurant. If you want somewhere quiet and authentic then this is a great place to go. The food was delicious and the service was great too. Highly rcommended

"Excellent"6/6
ZIAD E.2 months ago · 2 reviews

Terrific food, excellent decor, friendly staff, and most important of all: peace and quiet in central London. Almost unheard of in the age of the buzz. I love this place.

"Excellent"6/6
barry t.3 months ago · 2 reviews

the food is plentiful and tasty. The service is really good and the overall atmosphere is terrific. We have been there twice in the last week and would return readily. The wines are not that good--dont bother. Go for the food--its worth it.

"Great"5/6
Jenny H.6 months ago · 4 reviews

Second time at Simurgh and was excited as I really enjoyed eating here the first time. Wanted to try the lamb shank but sadly was then told that they had run out and had to re-order (would've appreciated a free drink or other gesture for not telling us before ordering as I was really looking forward to it). Nevertheless my second choice still did the first experience justice. Not too busy when we first arrived which was nice for a Friday evening. I'd definitely recommend trying for a lovely Persian experience.

"Excellent"6/6
Lina C.a year ago · 2 reviews

That day we were looking for a place to dine and choose the Restaurant Simurgh because of tasty food. Actually, it was our third visit there in last two years. But we were really happy to find out that the food quality didn't change since our last visit. The service was very good as well. We would highly recommend it to our friends and surely will visit it again.

"Great"5/6
Sascha S.a year ago · 1 review

This is a lovely "local feel" restaurant even though it is steps from the West End. The staff are warm and friendly, offering good advice on their menu. It would have been nice though if having booked meant that there was a nice table waiting, rather than just getting shown an available table without even asking if we have a reservation. The table layout also needs a rethink. They are very close together and the wait staff have to walk around you to get from the bar to the order desk.

"Excellent"6/6
Paul S.8 months ago · 1 review

This was my second visit and it was as good as the first. Staff are polite , warm and welcoming. The food is simple, not in a bad way, authentic, I cook Persian at home and very, very tasty. The aromatics are amazing, the presentation is pleasing and the overall experience is very enjoyable. I will be going back next time I am in London.

"Great"5/6
Mark G.a year ago · 1 review

Relaxed atmosphere and beautiful food well presented delicious. We had a starter platter to share with extra bread to enjoy the dips at the suggestion of the waiter. Great choice and an opportunity to try several new things. The chicken grill was succulent and the three rices all flavoured delicately to accompany. The lamb and lime was a little disappointing as the meat could have done with cooking a little longer.

"Excellent"6/6
Tobi O.3 months ago · 3 reviews

As always with this venue, a great experience with very attentive staff and good food. I'm always happy to recommend Simurgh to friends. Keep up the good work guys!

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