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The Caspian

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117 Burnt Ash Road | Lee, London SE12 8RA, England
020 8297 1170
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Visited the caspian with friends & wife. Starters were hit & miss with us, not a great choice to be fair. The mains were beautifully cooked & tasted amazing! Mains started from £10.00 & were priced up to £25.00 (mixed grill for 2 to share) nice atmosphere inside & overall i'd have to say that i... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Visited the caspian with friends & wife. Starters were hit & miss with us, not a great choice to be fair. The mains were beautifully cooked & tasted amazing! Mains started from £10.00 & were priced up to £25.00 (mixed grill for 2 to share) nice atmosphere inside & overall i'd have to say that i would return.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great food, great service, friendly neighborhood atmosphere. Feels like a family-run place, which I like. It was my first venture into Persian food and it certainly won't be my last! My boyfriend and I were viewing homes to buy in the neighborhood and we stumbled upon The Caspian by chance in Lee High Road. I enjoyed every dish we ordered,... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Walked into by accident as badly needed a meal and couldn't get a seat at an Italian restaurant next door. But what a surprise! Food was brilliant and service excellent! Very pleased didn't get a seat next door as such discovery would have been missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great food, a great change from the normal cuisines. Nice smart decor. Good for groups or couples. I would recommend to anyone

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A local gem. Gentle friendly service. Good portions of grilled meats and stews. Best starter is Kashk-O-Bademjan (mashed fried aubergine and walnuts with herbs and spices) - truly a different taste to what we are used to. Have with Sakad Shirazi and some bread. All grill and stews are good. Experiemnet with stews. Best is perhaps Zereshk Polo - chicken... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

They serve Persian/Iranian food. Nothing very spicy (which for me is a shame), but very tasty. All the dishes that have cubes of lamb/chicken/whatever can be substituted with Quorn, so veggies get a lot of choice! Very good food, service, prices and decor. All in all, very good!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you have never tried Iranian/Persian food go for the stews such as gormeh sabzi full of herbs and preserved lemons or the geymeh.with lentils. My mother in law is from Tehran and she loves Caspian.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It was only by walking past the restaurant I discovered it although I am familiar with the area. Although we arrived later than expected staff were attentive and gave us good advice prior to choosing. Restaurant was quiet when we arrived but soon filled up during the course of our meal. We order houmous as a starter and this was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner with wife and kids at the caspian. Was good food and service. Better not to order starters as mains are very large.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Caspian is an authentic Persian restaurant. I was impressed from the cleanness and the atmosphere of the site. Service was very friendly and quick, the food was genuine and well presented. My lady is Persian and she could speak Farsi with the welter which was extremely kind. Great value for money. I will definitely go back there again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 Burnt Ash Road | Lee, London SE12 8RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 020 8297 1170

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Persian

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