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Rayhoon Persian Restaurant

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34 St Petersgate, Stockport SK1 1HD, England
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1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Iranian Food!

Having not visited Rayhoon for a while, we were surprised & had reservations about staying when we turned up & saw it was now called Istanbul Palace, however the other diners there were also Iranian so we decided to give it a try. The Iranian waiter who greeted us was very welcoming & I'm pleased... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
TCN903
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Having not visited Rayhoon for a while, we were surprised & had reservations about staying when we turned up & saw it was now called Istanbul Palace, however the other diners there were also Iranian so we decided to give it a try. The Iranian waiter who greeted us was very welcoming & I'm pleased we stayed as the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My friend and I visited on Thursday lunchtime, and found the food and service excellent. The set price for a two course meal of £6.95 each was a bargain. Well worth a visit.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Food was amazing including the vegetarian food, though there was only 1 vegetarian main course. my partner had the lamb & said it was the best meal he'd had. service was also excellent.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Having been to a lot of Persian restaurants, I can say the food here was absolutely fantastic. They have recently changed the name to Istanbul and they serve both Persian and Turkish food.I strongly recommended kashke bademjan as a starter and ghorme sabzi as a main. Great place, will definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

We went for a family meal for my mother's birthday as we had been before when it was Rayhoon and have always enjoyed the food. The food was excellent but has lost its authentic persian taste. The restaurant now has a turkish twist to it. The food was really tasty, very reasonable portion sizes, better value than before. The menu... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Hiya I booked this well in advance for my husbands birthday as a surprise in July 2014. Then to my amazement they closed and moved and didn't even have the decency to let me know. I feel this is very unprofessional and bad manners and feel extremely let down as my husband and I ate there quite often

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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83 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

rating as average is possibly a little harsh, but some dishes ranged from being exquisite, e.g. the salad shirazi to being a little dry and disappointing e.g. the barg . went a bit out of the way to eat here. but worth an occasional visit, i guess if i hit the right dishes id have a memorable meal here.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I went here recently with my half Iranian friend... so I had a very good guide. The place and atmosphere are very pleasant, with a cool guy playing the piano for the diners... what a touch! The staff is nice and helpful, but the biggest thing is obviously the food. As a starter we had "a small hill of aubergines"... More 

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202 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had a memorable and very enjoyable evening here with Iranian friends at the weekend. We had a wide range of food choices including appetizers and mains as well as Persian tea and doogh (a seasoned yogurt based drink). The food was all excellent, subtle mixes of mild spices, some delicious yogurt based dishes, a pickled dish, and the fragrant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I noticed this restaurant whilst walking to an office I was working in so thought I would give it a try. The staff were very welcoming and offered to assist with the menu which was great for matching up dishes. I would say that in general the food is very tasty but not spicy so would suit everybody. I will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 St Petersgate, Stockport SK1 1HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Stockport

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Cuisine: Persian
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?