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.
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.
Really nice food. Great service and relaxed atmosphere. Also very reasonably priced for central London - £130 for 4 main courses and 2 bottles of wine!
Lovely food and service - highly recommended to all. Nice atmosphere and decorations too. Easy to access in central London. Intimate setting. Good quality Persian food.
This is a centrally located venue with nice and helpful staff, tasty and nicely flavoured food and an overall nice ambiance and atmosphere. I recommend the experience.
A lovely quiet place in Covent Garden full of great food and poetry. Ok
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!