Modern Iranian cooking from an ex-Noma chef, Leonardo Pereira (until recently at The Greenhouse).
Harden's survey result
Modern Iranian cuisine is served at this August 2019 newcomer in Covent Garden, which opened too late for any survey feedback. Former head chef of The Palomar, Jeremy Borrow, will oversee the kitchen of this 85-seater, split over two floors and – as at his former gaff – featuring counter-style seating with an open kitchen. (The idea was trialled last year as a pop-up, by a different chef, Leonardo Pereira).
Nutshell Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Stunning Persian food with charming service in a modern setting. A real addition to the London restaurant scene."
"A real discovery in central London.Iranian(Persian) cuisine was a revelation with a good choice of small and larger dishes for the unitiated with guidance from attentive staff.Probably very busy in evenings but lunchtime is good to try this light zingy flavoursome food. Bread was a star.Prices reasonable for WC2."
"A welcome newcomer in style, as well as flavour. Lifting the traditional pomegranate based cuisine of Teheran to the international fusion scene really works. The spiced aubergine dish is one to savour. Service is outstanding, perhaps it's being so new and different but our waitress was a wizz! You'd have thought she owned the place. Last orders at 10.30 make it tight for after the Coliseum, but perhaps that will change."
"Very nice and interesting "modern" Iranian food. Bazaar bread wonderful, as was Panir Sabzi as a dip for it. Smoked aubergine has been called a take on baba ghanoush but it isn't - no tahini but loads of other nice things in it. Kofteh Tabrizi another delicious and complex mixture of ingredients, grilled octopus was very good, layers of fried potato (Tahdig chips) nice. Persian sundae excellent, and mango sorbet unusually good (obviously using excellent mangoes). Wine very pricey - £32 for the cheapest bottles; we know it's the heart of the West End but that's at least £10 over the odds. Very helpful and lovely service from a lady from New Caledonia - never thought we'd end up talking in mixed English and French in an Iranian restaurant in London."