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5.2 /6 Excellent 20 Reviews

The Old Fire Station

Brentford Arabic £££ +100
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About The Old Fire Station

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 18:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday Closed
The Old Fire Station, 55 High Street Brentford, TW8 0AH London

Further Information

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.


20 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 20 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: great value
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1 review so far 6
19.07.2017 08:43

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.

1 review so far 6
31.03.2017 10:25

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 :-)

2 reviews so far 6
14.10.2016 17:44

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.

1 review so far 6
28.05.2016 07:45

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.

1 review so far 6
25.11.2015 07:35

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.

1 review so far 5
17.06.2015 17:51

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!!!!!

1 review so far 5
23.10.2016 11:03

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.

1 review so far 5
24.03.2015 11:27

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.

1 review so far 6
02.04.2016 07:12

Really enjoyed the food and service. The portions sizes were very big but everyone managed to empty their playes. I had the sticky toffee pudding which tasted grand!

1 review so far 6
14.03.2015 08:19

Our first time back for 10 years to the Old Fire Station. Fantastic food and cocktails. We had great service and a big thank you to Ogi.

1 review so far 6
30.07.2015 08:47

Excellent service throughout. Food was tasty and we throughly enjoyed the sharing platter for our main course, great value at £40 for 4 people. Try it.

1 review so far 6
02.12.2015 08:12

Lovely food lovely staff. Very enjoyable evening. First time dining there and will definitely visit again. The bar and restraint a must to visit again

1 review so far 5
23.07.2017 12:51

The food was nice. Portions generous and cocktails nice and strong. Everything was reasonably priced. The waitress I think her name was Molly was very friendly and attentive.

1 review so far 5
11.06.2015 13:29

Nice place and atmosphere, nice service, good food. Happy with the Lamb (served in different ways) and with the hand made crep with icecream and orange sirup. Satisfied!

1 review so far 4
01.05.2016 07:31

Great food, good atmosphere but could have been more 'Persian' as music was 80's western. Service very good, and very reasonable prices. Great value for money - with real Persian food. Would come again.

1 review so far 5
15.12.2015 07:09

We had a Nice Evening, It was a lovely experience. I have been to this Restaurant many times and the Food is always good, Thanks Atash.

1 review so far 4
26.03.2017 13:59

Food was excellent but the room was so cold I had to keep my coat on, the staff were friendly but elusive. We were the only customers early on a Saturday evening.

1 review so far 4
27.01.2016 07:48

Excellent food apart from one meze had a burnt taste to it. Service was a bit slow but overall had a lovely evening. Host was friendly and enthusiastic.

1 review so far 6
28.06.2015 16:06

Awesome Food and atmosphere were spot on.Great value. Will defo go again.