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Hafez Restaurant

#720 of 17,954 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Notting Hill
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5 Hereford Road, London W2 4AB, England
+44 20 7229 9398
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had booked a table for 10 and on arrival our table was ready and we were greeted warmly. Orders were taken promptly and our food arrived in good time. The Koobideh, barg and joojeh were all good. The only below par dish was the Chenjeh, where most other Iranian restaurants serve plump juicy pieces of lamb that are melt... More 

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Thank Farhad N
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here for a meal with my family after a long day of shopping, as it was recommended by my sister, who is a big fan of Persian cuisine. Hafez is located just slightly off the beaten track in Notting Hill, and as soon as we entered we were impressed by the entertaining decor, with household objects (kitchenware and... More 

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Thank Dan C
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The focus is on the quality and not quantity. Price is decent and service is great. Highly recommend to try their khoreshteh fesenjan

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Thank GrumpyPigeon
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here several times and I admit that it is One of the best Persian restaurants in London. The interior is gorgeous and the meal stay at above average standard always and consistent , consider this as an Iranian who doesn't believe anyone cook better than their mom .

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Thank Mahdi D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only negative was the service which could have been more attentive. The drinks were also slow to arrive and the waitress unfriendly. Otherwise, very tasty food - the chicken and lamb skewers were both incredibly moist and flavoursome. Generous portion sizes and good value for money. Definitely worth checking out.

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Thank jwr861
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous interior, very authentic and they do every dish with an amazing touch! Don't know what their secret is but you leave feeling great.

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Thank PD1nt
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered the selection of five starters. Waiting staff were very friendly, and also flexible in letting us chose which starters to include in selection. Portions were good, but more importantly the food was good and was fresh! The aubergine starters we had were both very nice and so were the fresh herbs, walnuts, cheese and radish. The bread was good... More 

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Thank Joanna L
Amersham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went as a party on Friday night to celebrate Nowruz and a birthday. Shared a selection of starters which were indifferent. For mains my husband and I both had a lamb and peppers dish, which was dishwater tasteless. Our daughter is vegetarian and was served a meat dish by mistake, she returned it and got exactly the same dish with... More 

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Thank 479Liz
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not all the staffs in this restaurant finished the charm academy. I don't want to be too critical but their behaviour is between acceptable to rude. So don't expect a warm welcome if they don't know you. The food was good but nothing to sing and dance about it in this four-seater restaurant. If I lived locally it would be... More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Had a quick bite, lucky to get a place - reservation recommended, at least on a Friday night. Nice interior, but it does get noisy. Had a very tasty smoked aubergine starter, generous portion af very good lavash bread, and a generous portion av their signature dish (chicken in pomegranate/walnut sauce). Too full to have desert... The only thing I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Hereford Road, London W2 4AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Notting Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7229 9398

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

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