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“Excellent food, bad service”
Review of Molana Restaurant

Molana Restaurant
Ranked #9,114 of 23,228 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Persian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 11, 2014

The meat dishes here are amazing and very reasonably priced, with bring your own alcohol and no corkage. Don't bother ordering the prawn dishes - I have twice and they're terrible. I used to be a regular until I moved, but I can't recommend highly enough, provided you are happy to put up with the service, which is pretty poor and lets them down. You just need to grab a waiter whenever you want to order/pay or have any problems because they'll leave you to it. No need to book normally. They also do delivery, which has always been excellent for me.

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

This Persian restaurant is on the busy Uxbridge Road in Ealing and although there is a car park just opposite it, parking is very difficult. It is not licensed but one can take one's own alcoholic drinks and there is no extra charge for this. Service is rather slow and haphazard with bread turning up well before the starter dips. The kebabs, especially the mixed grill with rice, is good but it is best with the chilli sauce. The mint tea and the ice cream with pistachios is also very nice. The portions are generous. Its decor is quaint and a bit quirky but overall ambience is okay but a bit noisy. Clientele seemed to predominantly Iranian but it is popular with a youngish crowd. A little disturbing was a recent article on hygiene at the restaurant so was a bit worried but there were no immediate consequences.

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Reviewed February 28, 2014

I've been to this restaurant quite a few times for late lunch week days and on weekends. I have never been disappointed. Nearly always get a couple of starters and kebab for main course. the food is always fresh and tasty. The service has always been one of the best among Persian restaurants. However, I wonder if the service has the same standard on busy nights. The portions are more than one person can eat and I always take the rest of my food home. If you get the freshly made bread and special kebabs you cannot go wrong and will not be disappointed. It is definitely worth trying once and then there is a high possibility that you will become a regular customer. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

You can tell when any restaurant is good when those who should know, in this case Iranians, are packing it out. The portions are large, and I would recommend the Kobideh. As with all Iranian food, it is a bit dry, when compared to curry, but that is the style. Also great for a takeaway.

1  Thank IMalik
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

We wanted to try another Persian restaurant after having tried Behesht, and Molana was certainly good. Everything was good except the fact that they lack a real, good value, large platter such as the ones on Green Lanes. We had one £21 platter which still was relatively small. Overall, Molana was a very good restaurant with decent value.

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Thank Bilal S
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