There’s only one restaurant in the west London town of Brentford where a fiery passion for food can be quenched by delicious drinks in one fell swoop, and there’s no better place to host such a feat than in Brentford’s former fire station along the High Street. Taking this ornate, red-brick edifice for its name, The Old Fire Station is a Persian restaurant and Cuban-style bar all rolled into one. The home fires are certainly burning here, with beautiful Middle Eastern bread baked fresh daily on site.
The Old Fire Station along Brentford’s High Street bills itself as an Atash Persian
restaurant and bar. This has a wonderful sense to it – atash is Persian for fire,
the element that reigned supreme in the cosmology of the ancient Zoroastrians, who
still literally keep sacred fires burning in modern Iran and the surrounding region.
How incredibly appropriate then, that Brentford’s old fire station is home to The Old
Fire Station, where Persian cuisine is created with an all-consuming passion. The
Old Fire Station’s menus are laden with fine Persian dishes, typically incorporating
green herbs with fruit and nuts, vegetables and rice with meat and fish, delicately
infused with saffron, lemon and lime, cinnamon, parsley and olive oil.
If all this passionate Persian cuisine is getting you hot under the collar, quench your thirst with Brentford’s best mojito. The Old Fire Station’s gorgeous, unmissable premises along the High Street boast a separate bar called The Den – available for private hire – where award-winning mixologists whip up the classic Cuban drink and many more for your indulgence. Speaking of private hire, The Old Fire Station is a superlative venue for a private function or party. The Back Room, occupying the entirety of the second floor, is an elegant space where the same fantastic Persian cuisine and Cuban-style drinks can be laid on en masse.
We went to the Firestation on a Wednesday qusing our tastecard. The food was really lovely and the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant
Very nice food. Quirky idea for a restaurant was actually an old fire station, fresh rose on table, Good experience, would recommend. Will go back.
This was a groupon gift to my mother for mother's day, she and my father had a meal there and I was thrilled to hear them say it was absolutely excellent so well done The Old Fire Station :-)
Lovely looking restaurant, good food, quick and unobtrusive service. There were four of us and we all had a good time. Happy to book again.
The food was very good and the service was what you would expect from a good restaurant. We certainly enjoyed ourselves and would visit The Old Fire Station again.
we were welcomed as soon as we walked in by the owner Faro, he was charming & selected the music we chose, the food was excellent hummus to die for & the steaks were cooked to perfection, the decor was simple but effective, within such a magnificent old fire station, thank you for a truly enjoyable evening.
We popped in there mid week before a foot game. there were a couple of other people in there and a few at the bar. venue is nice enough. food was freshly prepared and cooked. we really enjoyed the food. The service was great & the lady was welcoming and friendly. good for those wanting to choose a healthier option too.
Surprised how quite it was for a Friday evening. Really nice food. The waitress was lovely. Think though this place has a problem with what it wants to be. Restaurant upstairs Cuban bar down stairs which had loud music playing which drowned out the background music in the restaurant. This wouldn't put me off going back though!!!!!
People were really welcoming, bar staff excellent only bad point was the heating inside both downstairs and upstairs were quite cold which meant I had to eat my dinner with my jacket on apart from that everything was very good and enjoyable.
Good food and pleasant staff. It was not too busy the night we were in but food did take a little while to arrive. We decided that everything was probably cooked from scratch. I would go back.