For centuries, Persia was one of the world’s greatest trading hubs and it developed a cuisine that drew on ingredients and techniques from around the world.
Treat your taste buds to a tour of Persian flavours with today’s Big Deal on a two course meal with wine at Persia restaurant on Great Western Road.
Now back in the hands of its original owners, Persia offers an exciting selection of exotic Persian dishes.
Not sure about Persian food?
It’s delicious. A lot of people think it is spicy but it really isn’t. Fresh, healthy and aromatic are more accurate ways to describe it.
Persian cooking uses lots of fresh herbs such as coriander, parsley and mint. Light marinades flavoured with saffron, pomegranate and dried berries feature prominently.
Available seven days a week, today’s Big Deal is for one person to have a starter and main course chosen from the 5pm Big Deal menu. A glass of wine is also included in the menu.
Starters on the 5pm menu include the roast pepper hummus, saffron chicken soup and the classic aubergine dish – baba ghannouj.
From the grill
Popular main course choices include the shish kebab – skewers of boneless, marinated chicken breast served with white saffron rice – and the chicken biryani.
We also recommend the ghaimeh bademjaan – diced lamb with chana dal, prepared with Persian cinnamon in a light tomato sauce with baby aubergine.
Alternatively, try the zereshk polo – tender, juicy, saffron-flavoured chicken served on a bed of fragrant Persian rice mixed with forest berries.
Veggies are very well catered for. Try the dolmeh combo: one bell pepper stuffed with mixed vegetables and spices plus one vine leaf stuffed with rice, split pears, tarragon, bail, parsley and coriander.
Persian food may be new to many people but lots of 5pm customers have tried and loved it. At the time of writing, it has been given a healthy 4/5 combined rating by customers who have booked a table through 5pm.
These two recent reviews say it all:
‘Great meal. Introduced my son and husband to this restaurant, they had such a lovely meal with charming attentive staff both hope to revisit soon. I recommend this restaurant to my friends.’
‘Food tasty and fresh, service good. A good choice for an early dinner at the weekend.’