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Apadana

#10,681 of 18,352 Restaurants in London
Persian
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351 High Street Kensington, London W8 6NW, England
020 7603 3696
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
simple, authentic and very tasty

not my first time at Apadana. in fact we come to dine every time we are in London. it´s great authentic food and I would recommend it to everybody who loves Persian food

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
dnalortor
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

not my first time at Apadana. in fact we come to dine every time we are in London. it´s great authentic food and I would recommend it to everybody who loves Persian food

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

This is one the few Persian restaurants in Kesington High street.The food is not tasty.Service is poor and slow.The prices are similar to other persian restaurants.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I was recently invited to the restaurant by a friend, having visited Apadana's a lot in my university years. I remember that it was always packed, having a reputation for tasty and reasonably priced. I also remember the atmosphere and service was also very good! It's a lot quieter now, possibly change of management. The food was ok but felt... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Group of 10. Reasonable meal, but nothing exceptional. Service good but left feeling as though we'd been ripped off - drinks are very overpriced (£5 for a small bottle of Stella Artois). Wine also v expensive... High price bottle of dessert wine arrived (unordered) towards the end of the meal. Thankfully returned by an eagle eyed colleague - mistake or... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Used to come here for cheap, good food. It's now neither. Grumpy service, poor-quality meat, overpriced drinks. The waiter brought us the wrong order, but no gesture for the inconvenience. Card machine didn't work so was told to pay next door. Odd, and they were grumpy there too. Under new ownership perhaps? Look elsewhere.

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Aylesbury
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55 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

What a great find! So friendly and enjoyable. From the flatbread cooked in front of you in the oven to the really tasty dips, and then the lovely main courses. And to top it all it is "bring your own" drink so you don't have to pay through the nose. And when you leave just visit the grocery shops next... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

three of us went there, we had some bread and cheese till our food arrived................what a disappointment,every thing was so greasy and salty,we left most of our food,we had some tea which was ok but when our bill arrived we noticed we were overcharged by £30.00 we questioned the waiter about our bill,he went away with it, came back ten... More 

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Accrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

went there with a friend of mine, didn't wait long for the food to arrive.............my god when our kebab arrived the fat on the plate was solidified we told the waiter that our food is so greasy he just walked away from us as if he has heard it all before we didn't finish our food I don't know what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My friends have been going to this restaurant since the 80's and bragging about how good the food was. The small restaurant really surprised me. The lamb kebab was super juicy and tasty, it was the best I ever had in my life. We tried the grilled spring chicken and pleasantly surprised. The whole chicken was fully marinated with spices... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

The food was good and looked very nice on the plate. The service was good. It's a small and nice restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 351 High Street Kensington, London W8 6NW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 020 7603 3696

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Persian

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