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Hafez Restaurant

5 Hereford Road, London W2 4AB, England
+44 20 7229 9398
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“kebab” (50 reviews)
“rice” (45 reviews)
“lamb” (28 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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5 Hereford Road, London W2 4AB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious Persian food. Unfortunately we had to leave early due to other reasons but I was really enjoying my fesenjoon and tadig. The owner was very friendly and i plan to come back next time when in London.

Thank bellakaye
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere and quaint neighbourhood on a quiet side st. Inside decor is pleasant and has a warm feel however not the place for families with young children. the restaurent was welcoming but the surrounding diners were not hospitable. as for the food, i...More

Thank ijfarook
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Been coming here for years the food is outstanding some of the best Persian in London authentic fresh high quality. However The tables are extremely close together service on this visit with some of the worst I’ve ever had here. we had to ask repeatedly...More

Thank Sw105
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Two friends and I visited Hafez, it is the best meal out we have ever had. The food is brilliant and the staff are wonderful, Faz and Mehdi were very welcoming. The decor is lovely; simple, humble and thoughtful. It is a brilliant balance of...More

Thank MarkPawson100
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Four of us (Three Iranian and one British) had lunch with the house claret and it was a very enjoyable experience. The owners brother looked after us very well and told us about the history of the restaurant and his travel experiences. He did his...More

1  Thank PardonerEC
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This place is family run, with the owner looking over things most days, the staff are all very diligent and polite in their service, the food is very good quality. They have recently opened up the space at the back to accommodate a few more...More

2  Thank LondonFairman
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Dear LondonFairman, Your regular custom and 5 star review is very much appreciated. I am very pleased to see comments from someone who knows the restaurant and our reputation for good food and service. We hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Disappointing. Our hotel was nearby, and the reviews looked promising, but it was just not good at all. We ordered hummus appetizer, lamb kebabs with salad, and the chicken khoresht, supposedly a signature dish. We picked a rioja from the modest but reasonable wine list,...More

3  Thank thomasd33665
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing person food and fantastic staff ! Celebrated a birthday lunch here and it was amazing ... food was cooked to perfection, staff friendly, ambience was beautiful and innovative! A definite visit 👌🏼

2  Thank AtkinSoares
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Dear AtkinSoares, Thank you for your 5 star recommendation-much appreciated.Great to see how much you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I visited this place a few nights ago because an Iranian friend who I eat out with recommended it. My starter was amazing - the smoked aubergine, tomato & egg combo. Unfortunately my lamb chop kebab was completely tasteless because it had not been seasoned...More

Thank Catherine L
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Dear Catherine L, I was pleased to see that you valued our service but very disappointed to hear that your lamb chop kabab was not up to our usual high standard and I apologise for this. It is unusual, which I'm sure your Persian friend...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018

If you choose a cuisine, go for cuisine favoured by locals. Hafez is one such persian restaurant. Always a friendly service. Fresh and Well Cooked Kebabs served with Rice.

Thank Burzin C
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Dear Burzin C, It is always good to hear from regular customers who appreciate what we do.Thank you for your recommendation and your 5 star review. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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25 April 2018|
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Response from Farshid Z | Property representative |
Hello, Yes our food is halal but we do serve alcohol in the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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