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‘Fast-casual’ Persian food to eat in or take out is the USP at all-day Dindin Kitchen – a sprightly ethnic eatery on busy Gray’s Inn Road. Pop in for baked eggs or pick up a creamy bircher muesli pot for breakfast; feast on tender, marinated chicken skewers with colourful, fragrant rice and salad for lunch; or grab one of the warm flatbread wraps to take back to work (perhaps falafel with pomegranate and yoghurt). You can also get various rice dishes, pastries, sides and savoury soufflés – try the springy, puffed-up version with chicken, lemon and saffron. The light, white interior, open fridges and takeaway-style containers point to a quick pay-and-go fix, but you can also settle in for a proper sit-down dinner and the venue is soon to have a booze licence. Dindin does free local deliveries too.
Dindin kitchen is an all-day eatery on Grays Inn Road, creating its own niche market of Persian food to go. Rather than being a restaurant, it is more of a canteen which I imagine is very popular on a weekday lunch. Think of it as a Middle Eastern Itsu or Leon.Although it’s not really the kind of place you would have a sit-down meal at, there are a few minimalist tables and chairs – all white and highly practical. Against this almost clinical backdrop, the food presents as a gorgeous cornucopia of vibrant colour and charm...
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Fast-casual Persian cuisine is going to be the next big trend and leading that charge is Dindin Kitchen - or that's my opinion anyway! Founded by Iranian, Vida Tayebi, a former investment banker, the first of what I hope to be many Dindin Kitchens is located near Chancery Lane tube station. There is a lot of competition around with all the usual chains like Eat and Pret within spitting distance - but this Middle Eastern slant is a new and totally exciting concept.Food: My friend and I tried a selection of dishes from each section of the all day menu. Everything we tried was freshly prepared onsite and particular...
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