Harden's survey result
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“Ignore the shabby decor, just savour the outstanding Persian food” (“grilled meat and bread is the order of the day”), at this long-established “hustling and bustling” shopfront cafe off the Edgware Road, where “waiters do their best with manic crowd control”. “Don’t come in a big group, there just isn’t room!” (NB it’s BYO, with “Waitrose round the corner for the wine”).
A “lovely, little Middle Eastern spot”, just off the Edgware Road – “simple but very atmospheric”, serving “authentic, basic dishes” featuring “large portions of freshly grilled meat”; BYO.
“A little corner of Iran”; this “dingy” grill, just off the Edgware Road, serves “tender and tasty” lamb kebabs plus “other varieties of singed flesh”; BYO.
“One of the best meals you can find for under a tenner!” – this “modest”-looking pit stop, just off the Edgware Road, offers “some of the tastiest Persian food in town”, and at “dead cheap” prices too; BYO.
Patogh Restaurant Diner Reviews
"The first thing that hits you when you enter this tiny restaurant is the amazing smell. There are only a handful of tables and it's a very casual place. There's a range of dips for starters- the cucumber yoghurt was good but the hummus was disappointing. Definitely get the big special bread (which is huge). The pickles and salad were underwhelming. The mains of grilled chicken or lamb were delicious, particularly the lamb. Both came with ample portions of rice. Luckily you can ask for leftovers to be boxed up to take away! A very cheap and cheerful place, not worth a detour but do go if you're in the area."
8 Crawford Pl, London, W1H 5NE
Last orders: 11 pm