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Simurgh has all the ingredients for a fun night out with friends – good food, good wine and belly dancers. Who could ask for anything more? Located in Covent Garden on Garrick Street, Simurgh is a Persian/Iranian restaurant which is ideal for work parties and birthdays, and the dining room – with exposed brick walls, Mediterranean blue accents and Persian carpets – has a laid-back and friendly atmosphere. The chefs at Simurgh are inspired by centuries-old Persian recipes with a contemporary twist, and we love the duck and walnut stew cooked in a thick pomegranate and walnut sauce with cinnamon and saffron, and the lamb and lime curry cooked with yellow lentils and aubergine in a saffron and tomato sauce.

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  1. Last week I had dinner at Simurgh, "the first Iranian restaurant in the heart of London". It's a stone's throw away from work but I never thought of entertaining guests here for a slight fear of the unknown; my knowledge of Persian food is limited to the ubiquitous kebabs/mezzes so I wouldn't have anything exciting to say about the lot. Also, there's been mixed reviews about the place so I stuck to nearby established restaurants. A bit too safe, I have to admit.

    My date and I decided to try something new so I figured it's time to face the unknown.

    The restaurant is a knockout inside. It's a teeny...
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  1. You dip the way you want to dip. I'll dip the way I want to dip George Costanza (Seinfeld episode “The Implant”) A month ago I was with my friend Gabriel wandering around Covent Garden and after failing to get into the new American burger joints he recommended to try Simurgh. The first Iranian restaurant in London, cozy, friendly, warm. The décor quite characteristic for a moment remind me the British Museum. Menu based on fresh ingredients and Persian cuisine. As entertainment Friday and Saturday you can enjoy belly dancing from 8:30pm to 9:00pm The decorWe started the night with the Sini to share. A Persian...
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  • Address: 17 Garrick Street Covent Garden, London WC2E 9BL
  • Telephone: 020 7240 7811
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