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The Caspian

#1,844 of 17,172 Restaurants in London
#1,970 of 18,054 Places to Eat in London
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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
Small, clean and pleasant.

Always very quiet when we visit. Food is good, but not excellent by some of London's other Persian restaurant standards and due to the sparse decor the atmosphere is slightly bland. I would recommend the walnut and pomegranate chicken for a sweet, rich and exotic dish, although I must say that I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Always very quiet when we visit. Food is good, but not excellent by some of London's other Persian restaurant standards and due to the sparse decor the atmosphere is slightly bland. I would recommend the walnut and pomegranate chicken for a sweet, rich and exotic dish, although I must say that I prefer this dish the traditional way with lamb.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We have only had food delivered from here but always exellent we have never had a bad dish or made a bad choice. It is a bit more expensive than your average take away but then the quality is above average. People need to understand you pay cheap you get cheap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The restaurant was welcoming, the staff helpful and attentive. However the best thing was the food, especially the kebabs and then the pistachio ice cream. The cost was also very reasonable. We will be going back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Been there many times food good Staff dont pester you &the cost is reasonable a nice relaxing time. The area around Lee has got some very good places to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Excellent - can't believe I have lived here for this long without going. The lamb yoghurt shish was ridiculously good, the pomegranate and pistachio rice delicious and the service really friendly (and incredibly eager to please). We didn't have dessert but they looked good. The Iranian tea was perfect- a gentle earl grey with cardamon. x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A real local gem. We loved the food so much that we've been back 3 times. It's our favourite place in the SE London area. Food is superb and very authentic feeling. Recommend the mixed starter.

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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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  • 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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