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Hafez Restaurant

#625 of 17,841 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Notting Hill
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5 Hereford Road, London W2 4AB, England
+44 20 7229 9398
12:00 - 00:00
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little restaurant and loved the fact that it's very homely and warm environment....and very busy. It was the first time my friends and I have tried Persian food and we were not disappointed. From the lovely dips, breads, soltani, lamb courses everything was brilliant. Initially had some trouble with our booking when were given a small table for 4... More 

Thank Pds08
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us pitched up here around 4pm on a Monday. No other customers, but a warm welcome. Friendly, helpful service (but not obtrusive). We chose a selection of starters and mains. All were top notch both in flavour and quality. For the main I chose Soltani (1 x ground lamb kebab and 1 x sliced lamb kebab). Not really... More 

Thank eBatch
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved everything about this place from its decor, to staff and of course..food! The quality of food is superb and rich in flavor especially the lamb kebabs. The affable waiter made sure we were okay at all times! will certainly visit this place again!

Thank NZephyr
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We had lunch In this lovely restaurant 3 years ago and a week ago. I must admit I was bit afraid ...but no! This place has a lovely cuisine. The dishes are just magnificent , anything with lamb is simply succulent as well as the different types of rice. Also try tasting the rosewater ice-cream. lovely.

Thank Vivi P
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A lovely little Persian restaurant; the food was excellent especially the starters (we got a selection of dips with the amazing flat bread). The decor of the restaurant is very original and helps creating a nice relaxed atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit if you are in London

Thank Gaia F
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I first visited this restaurant 30 years ago but being from the north I never managed to go again until recently. The decor has changed and is very different to previously but no doubt much better. The food is just as good as before at reasonable prices and the service remains great. this is a wonderful restaurant.

1 Thank Peter M
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Peter M, Your kind comments and your 5 star review are much appreciated by myself and my team. I have been head Chef at Hafez for over 30 years now so it is great to hear that you feel we have maintained the quality of our food and service in that time. We very much hope to see you... More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Wonderful food with great service. It has the feel of a family run affair where every member of staff really wants the customer to enjoy their food. The décor is a bit quirky but interesting. Lamp shades made of spoons! The food was really good too, we had a mixed hummus starter with really nice flatbreads. mains were lamb casseroles... More 

2 Thank mark m
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mark m, Thank you for your review and your recommendation. We are indeed a family run business and its great to hear that you enjoyed your first experience at Hafez. My team works very hard and we all appreciate your positive feedback.We hope you visit again in the New Year. More 

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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have been in different Persian restaurants in the UK. I believe that Hafez restaurant is a perfect one in London. A warm and pleasant atmosphere with iconic Persian decorations with polite staff. The quality of food is just excellent. Above all, after the main course, you will have a pot of tea with "Zoolbia & Bamieh" which is a... More 

2 Thank Mohammadreza K
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mohammadreza K, My team work really hard to give the best food and service and your compliments regarding the ambience and our décor are very much appreciated. Thank you for your 5 star review -we hope to welcome you again soon. More 

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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I had dinner at this restaurant just because it was near my hotel, I didn't know anything about persian cuisine. It was really a good experience, the restaurant is beautiful, well decorated, each details are lovely. The food is really fine, fresh. The waiters are so nice and helpful, ready to explain everything about the menu. It really was a... More 

1 Thank fram_06
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear fram_06 I'm very happy to hear that we succeeded in all areas and we hope to see you again next year. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I loved the food of this place very much and I used to love the atmosphere on it but last time being there a new Persian team member shouted at us for being late in front of all the customers, used to come many times before. I believe they forget my booking that's why they even didn't bother to call... More 

Thank Hussein A
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hussein A, There are always two sides to every story and in fairness to business owners the majority of people that read social media reviews (myself included) realise that this is the case. The Sunday you booked was a very busy day. As a small restaurant with limited space we often have to turn customers away on weekends.Although most... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 32
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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