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Ariana Afghan & Persian

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2 Midlothian Road, London E3 4SE, England
+44 20 8981 8266
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12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Went there with family and friends I couldn't be more disappointed, staff were friendly but not a clue what good service is! "Away with the fairies" got the orders wrong few times, waited ages & ages for the main! Food is bland& very dry although the meat cooked well. Brought the starters & the main togethers to the table next... More 

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Thank Issam M
Barking, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing! The food is brilliant and very very large portions and great prices too! Upstairs is beautiful you dont even think your in barking! Upstairs is a shisha bar/restaurant decorated and also blocks the outside scenery with music of their country. With fresh fruit juices! Highly recommend. Only downside service is slow because theres so many people... More 

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Thank Laura B
Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I have been to Ariana a bunch of times and have never been disappointed. The Qabli pulao and Mantu are by far my fav dishes. The staff are very polite and helpful. The resturaunt has a very nice feel to it. Highly reccomended.

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Thank Saqib K
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

A large group of us were well looked after at Ariana! With eyes bigger than our bellies we took a while to finish -otherwise I'm sure a few of us would have spilled out to the terrace for shisha 😊

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Thank AamodStacey
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I went out with a few friends for a meal / Shisha - the service for Shisha is great , great Shisha but however the food wasn't ! Found it extremely bland and overpriced . Would go back for Shisha but not for food!

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Ariana on Saturday. It was a beautiful day so we enjoyed sitting outside next to the park. The food was very good and tasty. Portions are big although i would have expected meals to be slightly cheaper. My husband wasn't really keen on trying that place as it can come across as pretty old and not that fancy.... More 

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Thank Al Z
London, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

If you would like to try authentic Persian food, this is the place. The restaurant offers also take away option if you are in a rush. To recommend the bread as it is continuously baked! If you would like to drink some wine, you can bring your own. Off licence is just on the other side of the road. Nice... More 

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Thank LittleFox81
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered the aubergine and cracked wheat starter, grilled diced chicken and kofte. After we placed the order the bread was given to us straight away but the starter came a lot later which meant our bread was cold. The waiter without having to tell him, replaced our bread so we could enjoy the starter as a hot dish. Unfortunately... More 

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Thank 4Eva2015
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Eating with a view of mile end park may not sound appealing at all, as the restaurant is located on the outskirts of the park but its actually, pretty great. The terrace provides an relaxed eating alfresco experience whilst enjoying the lush greenery of the park and catching as much of the summer breeze as possible. If you are into... More 

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Thank FoodographyLDN
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Small place, with 2 seated areas- inside and outdoor. The food was great very delicious , the meat was so tender and mouth melting, the rice was great and the fresh baked bread was hot and crunchy I can see myself coming here more often.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Afghani, Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?