I've had the pleasure to visit Darvish many times since first noticing it whilst driving past a few years ago. Parking can be freely found on the side-streets behind the restaurant. The food is always skilfully and healthily prepared by Ali Reza and the team, who are courteous, friendly and happy to explain unfamiliar items on the menu. Portions are generous and flavours interesting; the table becomes a symphony of delicate perfumes, warming garlic, freshly made breads and perfectly charred meat. Much to the delight of the people at Darvish, Jamie Oliver once came here on a televised jaunt and was inspired to create a lamb dish. Just ask Ali Reza, and he'll readily recount tales of Oliver's visit and recreate the dishes served to him for you. I love to go to Darvish with my friends and just share a charming Special Darvish Tea (saffron tea, sugar candy, dates and simple pastries). The atmosphere is relaxed and conducive to convivial conversation.
Darvish is not Le Gavroche; it's in a rough part of town, the cutlery feels quite cheap and the tables are covered in wipeable plastic. But it has a comforting simplicity about it and affords honest, fairly priced, culinary discovery. I recommend a visit. I recommend a pot of saffron tea and a long chat with a group of friends you haven't seen for ages. I recommend immersion in the experience it offers, "For never anything can be amiss, When simpleness and duty tender it."
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