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Darvish Traditional Persian Tea House and Restaurant

#437 of 1,477 Restaurants in Leeds
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283 Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 4HS, England
01132495500
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Today
12:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is by far the worst Persian food ( and i have had many) . 1)Customer service: The waitress was not welcoming at all and had a very poor communication with customers. 2) food quality: food was not fresh at all, taste like the expired food. We were a group of four and we ordered 4 different foods ( jooje... More 

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1 Thank melbaraz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Nice food. Service ok but the waitress did not speak good English so my salad was not how I had ordered it. Toilets need a good clean and there was leftover food on our table. Would go back for tasty food as this place is cheap, authentic and no frills so I can accept the flaws.

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Thank Em W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Very well cooked, excellent texture, interesting bouquet of subtle flavours. Very helpful personnel guided me as a novice to Persian.

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Thank Ian J
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Although the restaurant is not appealing at first sight it worst getting in and have a wonderful meal full of flavor. Bread (iranian style) is prepared in front of you, starters are excellent and the specialty Deezi Makhsoosis cooked slowly for hours is very good as well. For those who are mad of rice, try the saffron rice served with... More 

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1 Thank 244epicurien
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Not the fastest service, but great food. Fantastic starters - hummus etc - but the main courses were the star. Grills were popular with others in the party, but I had a lamb stew. Really nice. The saffron tea is special.

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2 Thank Stephen W
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Ate here on a Saturday night with family. It really did feel like eating in the front room of a family home complete with an interesting array of pictures and ornaments. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming with an attentive but no rush service. The breads were fantastic and light with a selection of dips full of flavour and obviously... More 

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2 Thank Karen J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is such a nice place and always has been . What to say ? Yes the kebabs are tender and juicy , the rice served with butter and saffron , the unleavened bread huge and puffy (but eat it soon) . The more unusual dishes are the meat and vegetable stews - khoresht ? which are well worth a... More 

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1 Thank Rukshana A
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Liked this little escape to Persia in Northern Leeds - style a little kitsch but authentic and liked it. Lovely service. Great value. We enjoyed our kebabs, hummous and interesting sweets and tea. Informal - we enjoyed and would return. You can park right outside as long as not busy.

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2 Thank Tony and Sarah G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The kebabs are full of flavor and tender, just found the rest of food a little disappointing. However, cracking price, friendly staff and easy to park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

There's no other words, the food here is fantastic. All cooked fresh upon order, yes you have to wait about 45 mins for your food to come but it is so worth it. Its a little family run restaurant where yes you may have to go to the counter to ask to place your order but who cares! The take... 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
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283 Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 4HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: 01132495500

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