Simurgh in Covent Garden is a restaurant you won’t find anywhere else. 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 in Covent Garden. Celebrating the unique development of Persian cuisine over hundreds of years, Simurgh Restaurant has a staggering menu. Scroll below to see what’s in store.
This is a restaurant I go to frequently and always enjoy. As usual the food was excellent though service slightly slower than usual. We'll definitely be going back again.
Good food and a nice atmosphere in a very convenient location. The decor is nice too . The chicken and lamb dishes especially are excellent.
An excellent restaurant. The food was superb and tasted like proper home cooked Persian food. Good service . Pleasant and friendly atmosphere. Will definitely return.
Covent Garden’s Simurgh offers diners insight into Persian culture and cooking. Persian cuisine is revered for its usage of saffron, its delicate flavours and fresh ingredients. At Simurgh on Garrick Street, you can enjoy some of the best the city has to offer, all in a sophisticated setting. With exposed brick walls and a sophisticated dining space, this restaurant is stylish enough for any occasion. The restaurant has a big following of regulars from around the city, so it’s a good idea to book ahead for a meal at this restaurant.
The menu at Covent Garden’s Simurgh Restaurant is packed with great options. 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. There’s plenty more where that came from at Simurgh in London’s Covent Garden.