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Hafez Restaurant

#633 of 17,542 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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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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70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

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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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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice Persian restaurant. Quality food and ingredients. You can feel the effort. Friendly staff. Kebabs and rice very fresh and wholesome. Main course did not come with salad my only slight niggle, I'm sure they would have served had I asked. A cosy little place.

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Thank qaiser1786
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear qaiser1786 It's great to hear when the care and effort my team put in is appreciated. You are absolutely right that we are happy to serve a combination of rice and salad on request so please always feel free to ask. Thank you for your 5 star review. We hope to welcome you again soon. More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were not sure where we wanted to eat dinner so wandered in the Bayswater area and came across this place. Reasonable wine prices and the share plate of grilled meats was excellent.

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1 Thank wheelers51
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear wheelers51 I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your first visit to Hafez-our lamb chops are often complimented! My team appreciate your very positive feedback and 5 star review. We hope to see you again. More 

Antigua
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Persian restaurant I have ever been to . Friendly and efficient service . The quality of the food speaks for itself .the prices are very reasonable and there is no surprises as there is no added service charge added. Over all simply the best .

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

Dear Mehdi P, Your 5 star review is much appreciated by my team who work really hard to give the best food and service they can. It's good to hear that you found our prices very reasonable. I don't believe in an automatic service charge as I feel that it should be at the customer's discretion if they are happy... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was not only very friendly but also the food was delicious, I definitely recommend it to my friends

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

Dear Morteza V Thank you for your 5 star review-my team very much appreciate the positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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277 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place looks amazing! Decorations and lights are original and probably handmade. Food is delicious and the staff is kind and polite. Prices are well contained for the area, the food portions and quality! You need to go!

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

Dear ariannadp Our decor and the beautiful and unique lighting features are by our very gifted friend,Persian designer Ali Siavoshi. It's great that we managed to impress in all areas and your 5 star review reflects this.We hope to welcome you again soon More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were served a second bottle of wine, we had just poured a glass and we were told our table was booked and we needed to leave immediately. We asked why they served us another bottle and they said it's too bad, we told you when you booked you only had the table until 9pm, and it's our problem for... More 

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2 Thank Sheena O
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sheena O, As a small family business we care just as much about giving great customer service as we do about our food and we wouldn't have survived for over 30 years by speaking to customers in the discourteous way you describe. I appreciate that experience is subjective and you have expressed your feelings in your own words not... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were visiting from the US where there are so many Persian restaurants and this little gem definitely held its own. We ordered barg which was tender and perfectly cooked, we also got ghormeh sabzi which was AMAZING. Mast mosir (shallot yogurt) was perfect. I can't say enough about this place. Also the decoration was pretty cute... More 

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3 Thank Parisa H
Farshid Z, Owner at Hafez Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Parisa H, Thank you so much for your kind comments and enthusiastic review. Your 5 star recommendation is much appreciated. Im happy you enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant as well as our cuisine. We hope to welcome you again in the future. 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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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