The name of this Persian restaurant and wine bar on Portobello Road translates as 'pomegranate' - a fruit native to Iran and popular throughout much of the Middle East. It's little surprise, then, to see its sweet and sour seeds sprinkled throughout Anar's contemporary Persian menu.
That menu features dishes ranging from dolmeh, torshi and salads of lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber with walnuts and feta cheese to meats cooked on the charcoal grill, slow-grilled chicken wings and fesenjan khoresht - an authentic Persian stew of hand-shredded, slow-cooked poussin with crushed walnuts and pomegranate purée. Keep an eye out for daily specials, too.
The dessert selection continues the authentic theme - think shirini (traditional Persian biscuits), ab havij with bastani (carrot and saffron ice cream) and faloodeh (a Persian sorbet made from thin starch noodles combined with rose water and lime juice). There's even a delivery service, for those unable to dine in.
|Venue name:||Anar Persian Kitchen||Contact:|
349 Portobello Road
|Opening hours:||Meals served noon-11pm Mon-Thur; noon-11.30pm Fri, Sat; noon-10pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Ladbroke Grove tube|
|Price:||Main courses £7-£25. Set meze £8|
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Average User Rating
4.9 / 5
- 5 star:12
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
Excellent service. The staff always welcome us as if we were family. we ate lamb fillet and chicken fillet with saffron rice, really tasty food. 👌
Great place. Been dining here for a number of years. Lovely staff, delicious food, large portions and really homely atmosphere.
i had an amazing time in this restaurant!, the food is really tasty, nice atmosphere and very friendly staff, will be back very soon!!
love this restaurant. Their persian food taste very home made. I have had birthdays parties there and have a lot of takeaway as seems like its easier than cooking at home with same taste. love it x
Very friendly staff, delicious food and relaxing ambiance! what else do we need ;) I had my birthday in there, what an amazing night...
I live about five minutes from the restaurant and just love this little place! It feels like stepping into someone's living room and the food, classical music and staff are amazing. No idea why Timeout gave this 3* only.