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Paradise Garden

Middle Eastern, Persian
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61 South End, Croydon, England
02036021996
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Iranian food

This was previously called Paradise which was very good. It appears to have changed hands and went down with long waits for meals and many times being told 'its finished'. The good news is that now known as Abshar, it is regaining its former glory. Went there last week and the manager was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was previously called Paradise which was very good. It appears to have changed hands and went down with long waits for meals and many times being told 'its finished'. The good news is that now known as Abshar, it is regaining its former glory. Went there last week and the manager was very welcoming and the staff trying their... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We told the silly man , we are trip advisor fans upfront, Hoping he would look after us. However that was not the case. The food was good, but ask a question of him an his waitress, and because there english is poor, they come across as very rude. To the point you dont want to ask another question. Still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Really good Iranian food and great value. We've eaten here before and liked it but seems to have got better. Would really recommend the restaurant to anyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Have been many times to paradise garden quite a few times we really love the food, delicious, not had a bad meal yet. Fantastic value for money, definitely recommend

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This place has changed hands. This address is occupied by Abshar, another Persian restaurant. According to signboard outside, it has 020 3602 1996 as phone number. The £20 three course menu is excellent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Food was scrummy. Get the plater as its worth while and delicious Aubergine hot starter was great, a JUG of fresh fruit juice for a mere £5 !!!! Ok the service !!! Hmmmm they are lovely girls but I feel they lack serious training and for me this was a big let down. But deffo a gem of Croydon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

food was absolutely delicious and fresh the restaurant is well decorated with a nice vibe. Unfortunately the service was not sufficient and waitresses looked scruffy but were friendly so a little training is all they need. I love this place and will defo be back x

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I've eaten here quite often. They have the best chicken kebabs I've ever tried. I always order the same thing - chicken fillet kebabs served with rice and salad. The chicken is tender and moist and marinated in saffron and lemon - divine! I also always get the aubergine starter (made with walnuts) and served with naan bread. This is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Food was pretty good but I agree with comments about service. Ordered takeaway on Saturday lunch time. Took an hour to get here which seems long considering it was lunch time! Kebab was nice and they didn't scrimp on the rice. Stuffed vine leaves were tasty but the deep fried prawns weren't great. I went to the stay rant before... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This Persian themed restaurant has amateur service, food that is reheated and neither tasty nor interesting. It serves as a meeting place and is popular for that but if you want really good, ethnic Middle Eastern food there are plenty of better alternatives in Croydon.

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Address: 61 South End, Croydon, England
Phone Number: 02036021996
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 South End, Croydon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: 02036021996

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian

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