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Paradise Garden

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61 South End, Croydon, England
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A worthy edition to Croydon : Abshar

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
alanreynolds
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Went there excited that the restaurant would offer some nice Middle Easter dining experience but unfortunately left very much disappointed and not sure we will be back any time soon ... On the plus side, the flat breads were brilliant and starters not bad at all. On the minus side: * service - got starters and had to wait for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Dined there yesterday, Was happy with the quality of the food however not enough barbecued tomato with the kebab!!! Service was ok and it does have a relaxed atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Have been quite a few times in the past, but since they have changed management, this restaurant has gone down hillll. Service is so slow it was highly frustrating, the food is definately not as good as it used to be. Very disappointed. We received the starters but waited a while for the naan bread, tea at the start took... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

A nice rustic and genuine feel to a different kind from the norm of eating out. A real sense of homage when eating this good honest Persian food.Service was slow from the start,but not rude at all.Food is good, great balance in taste and plenty is served.The naans are easily seen being prepared in there open fire pot and nicely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Persian

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