About Simurgh

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.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am


17 Garrick Sreet, Covent Garden
London WC2E9BL

Menu Highlights



Spinach Bourani

Fried spinach and onion in garlic & yoghurt sauce.

Zaytoon Parvardeh

Olives in Pomegranate and walnut with grape juice

Ghel Ghely

Mildly spiced lamb meatballs in tomato sauce.

More about Simurgh, London

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.

62 Simurgh Reviews

62 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Lisette H.12 days ago · 1 review

An excellent restaurant. The food was superb and tasted like proper home cooked Persian food. Good service . Pleasant and friendly atmosphere. Will definitely return.

Mary O.20 days ago · 1 review

Great food and excellent service. Really enjoyed the selection of food - brilliant vegetarian options. Coffee delicious! Would definitely recommend for a truly unique experience out in London.

Shahla S.a month ago · 1 review

Amazing food, just delicious. The stews, the grill feasts and mixed meze starters were perfect. Service was fruendly and efficient, very warm and welcoming. Looking forward to my next visit.