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Alounak Review

Wonderous Persian dips, unleavened breads, small tasty plates, and steaming stews and grilled kebabs are found at this lantern-filled Aladdin's Cave, a warm and inspired Iranian canteen beloved by hoards of Middle Easterners. Lines form on Westbourne Grove for the hot breads straight from the clay oven by the door. Try grilled aubergine purée with walnuts, special lamb, and chicken Alounak kebabs, minced lamb skewers with grilled tomato and rice, or the "Zereshk polo"saffron chicken with sweet and sour Iranian forest berries. Enjoy the Persian black cardamon teas and sweets, and lime juice-and-pistachio faloodeh sorbet, but know that the sour yogurt drinks are not to everyone's taste.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 44 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London, W2 5SH | Map It
  • Phone: 020/7229–4158
  • Tube: Queensway, Bayswater.
  • Location: Bayswater

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 03-06-2014

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