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Darvish Traditional Persian Tea House and Restaurant

#348 of 1,483 Restaurants in Leeds
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283 Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 4HS, England
17:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Stephen W
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Karen J
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 

1 Thank Rukshana A
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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491 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Tony and Sarah G
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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.

1 Thank Bobbylovesfood
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Mark S
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Cannot recommend highly enough for an informal meal with friendly service and authentic Persian food at value for money prices. Try the Deezi Makhsoos Darvish, its a traditional Persian stew with lamb, chickpeas, tomatoes and potato , served with sauce and a home baked naan bread.

1 Thank David H
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Truly is one of the most authentic Persian restaurants, all the Persian classics been sold its a real taste of the land of Persia. Good quality. We had hummus, salad and the kebabs, the rice was perfect and fluffy, all the food was fantastic including the fresh nan, because the food was so good we had Persian ice cream also... More 

1 Thank A Q
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We went here this evening.. When we arrived we weren't greeted by anyone, in fact it was us who approached a member of staff who then proceeded to seat us without even welcoming us not so much as a smile. We ordered our food and waited for it to arrive. When it arrived I have never had such disgusting baklava... More 

Thank Reviewer1993
Leeds, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Went there on Saturday after having not visited for a few years. I had a hankering after good middle eastern style naan bread, this is the place to get it. They have a very impressive bread oven at the back of the restaurant. So you can see your bread going in and coming out. The large, flat breads are served... More 

1 Thank Debbie R

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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
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?