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Ariana Afghan & Persian

#4,091 of 18,270 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$Persian, , Middle Eastern
2 Midlothian Road, London E3 4SE, England
+44 20 8981 8266
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“kabuli” (11 reviews)
“bread” (26 reviews)
“rice” (22 reviews)
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Persian, Afghani, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
$$ - $$$
2 Midlothian Road, London E3 4SE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap, cheerful and honest food. I love this place and go there often with family or friends. Try the stew with dry like to the grills, it's all tasty and filling.

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to Ariana since my Iranian friends brought me there 8 years ago. It remains my favourite local restaurant in East London. Refreshingly authentic atmosphere and often many larger parties of Afghan and Iranian nationals. The food is extremely good and the...More

Thank gez95
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We stopped here for a quick lunch with friends. The restaurant was empty but the service was super slow. Some food was really nice, but some not quite. When they say "halloumi salad" which is on the menu as "salad" - I expect a salad....More

Thank Londonnettee
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Staying on AN campus, mile end road and very pleased to find a local restaurant. Busy with locals and visitors alike. Warm and friendly staff proud of their good which includes freshly made bread which is prepared in the restaurant. We love this place.

Thank TonySallyN
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I have dined at this restaurant, yesterday. Although I was quite late, the friendly staff of the restaurant allowed me to dine. I asked for tea, immediately, as I had fasted the whole day and broken my fast with a very small amount of water....More

Thank 3SoW3
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Visited here a few times mainly with family and occasional take away. Location is right next to a nice part of Mile End park. Friendly staff. Large portions. Nice food. Good service. Love the smoking area out the back. Chicken kebabs great. Lovely rice. Good...More

Thank curioustravellerxyz
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I live nearby and visit this place a lot for many many reasons: The service is super friendly and the atmosphere is charming. Food is top quality and amazingly yummy, the portions are huge which is challenging for me since I always want to have...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We had been meaning to try this restaurant for a while so we booked for a Sunday evening (before the bank holiday). We arrived a bit early for our booking but we were seated without fuss. It was quiet busy and we could see take...More

Thank SCSLondon
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Rating this restaurant is slightly confusing because the food is incredible every time we go but the service is the worst service I have ever experienced. A blonde waitress with bangs rolled her eyes at me when asking for water. Finally on the third try,...More

Thank Amelia M
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We have been eating from here for over 6 years now and its almost always a pleasure. It was one of the first restaurants my wife and I went to and we have many fond memories from here. It is nice to see the same...More

Thank niaz1978
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30 January 2017|
Response from Sam M | Reviewed this property |
No! Ariana's don't have a wifi.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Midlothian Road, London E3 4SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8981 8266
  • E-mail
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