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Cuisine: Persian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $30

Discover a sumptuous feast of Persian flavours at Shiraz!

Thanks to centuries of trade between Greece, Rome, Turkey, Russia and India, Persian food has become a rich fusion of ingredients and influences. From saffron stews and sizzling kebabs, to homemade dips and fresh Turkish bread, Shiraz brings the best Persian dishes to your table.

Enjoy slow-cooked meats that melt in your mouth, stunning stews packed with flavour, as well as their speciality torsh kabob (grilled lamb in pomegranate and walnut marinade). The kitchen uses 100% Halal meat, and offers vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free dishes.

Make sure you save room for their homemade desserts, like the delicious baklava, or their traditional tiramisu. With friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere, Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant is the perfect dining choice for all occasions.

* Please note Shiraz is not licensed to sell alcohol or host BYO.

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Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant
3106 Surfers Paradise Blvd.
Surfers Paradise 4217

Open Hours:
Everyday 11am - 9pm

Phone: 07 5679 3941

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Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant
Cuisine: Persian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Mains: $20 - $30

Reviews

Tracey Schwerin

Amazing food. The meals are huge. I didn't know rice could taste so many different ways. I had the skewers of fish and prawns and couldn't eat it all. The pomegranate rice was amazing. My husband had the lamb shanks which feel off the bone. We will definatly go back.

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Had a wonderful long lunch here on Sunday. The food was very good and it was lovely having something different for a change. We started with a selection of dips (served with wonderful bread!), some olives and a tomato based eggplant dish which is a Caspian coast speciality. For mains we all had kebobs which came in huge portions! The rice was perfectly cooked and fragrant and the salad was fresh and tasty. My husband had the fish kebob and loved it. My niece and I had the lamb chunks (Torsh Kebob)and we shared a chicken kebob (Joojeh Kebob)to be able to compare for next time. We both thought the chicken was more succulent and flavoursome although the lamb was very good too. We had expected the Persian flavours to be a little stronger and we all added salt but I think that is just something that depends on individual tastes. The service was good, the restaurant was nicely decorated and I loved the music that was playing. The prices were very reasonable too - even without the First Table discount. We love Middle Eastern food and haven't found many places on the Gold Coast that serve it so we will definitely go back to Shiraz soon. I see that they also do take away and food delivery :).

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I really love this place. I take my family here every time we stay on the Gold Coast. The food is so flavourful and the service is amazing. I highly recommend this place and can’t wait to go next time we are on the Goldy.

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Anna Greer

This restaurant exceeded expectations. I hadn't eaten at a Persian restaurant before but definitely plan on returning. We ordered the chicken Maryland and the mixed kebab share plate for 4 of us and both were enormous. I think one main would be plenty for 2 ppl. They were both beautiful, especially the barbecued flavor of the meat. The entrees were standout...we ordered the mixed dip trio with flatbread. The eggplant dip was the best I've ever had and even my husband who hates eggplant enjoyed it. Persian food is definitely delicious.

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Our experience with Shiraz was amazing! The food was so delicious and presented so nicely. We highly recommend to try the share kebab plate, it gives a great range of flavours and different meats. The house-made drinks were also so awesome!

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Yovanna Gonzalez

First time trying Persian food.. We loved it! We were sorry about not coming to this restaurant until our last day in surfers paradise! 100% recommended

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Kim Ross

Excellent, we will be back

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Wonder food and very friendly service.
We would definitely go again.

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great food, good environment, friendly staff. 5 star

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The gentleman who served us (sorry didnt get his name) was so friendly and accommodating. The food...amazing. i had the lamb shank she had the chicken. Absolutely delicious. I would definitely dine there again and would recommend it to all.

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A M

Tasty fresh food fit for a king! I cannot believe how tender the meat is. I am surprised the queues aren’t as long as one would expect given the quality of the food!

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Thanks for an amazing meal and a great experience. The whole family enjoyed their meals and the tea was a nice way to finish of the meal.

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Colin Henry

As always fantastic food and lovely service.

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Had lunch at Shiraz on Oct 30th. Excellent food and great service from the very helpful host.He takes time to describe each dish and makes sure you enjoy your meal. Fresh flavours and delicious entrees and mains made this meal a memorable one.
Don’t miss dining at this gem.

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Great food and amazing service!!

Food... portion sizes were very generous and the food was extremely tasty!! The meat was some of the nicest I’ve ever tasted.

Service... really friendly staff. Happy to answer questions and give recommendations on the menu

I’ll definitely be going back for more!!

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One of my favourite restaurants on the gold coast.
Beautiful food with a cool atmosphere

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Very good experience at this restaurant tasty chicken salad and rice and vegetarian meal. Service was good too

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Matt Selfe

Delicious food, great atmosphere and service.

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Definitely recommend and would go back

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Uyanga BT

Food was amazing .I m so happy that I went there .I would definitely come back

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Yanru Ma

Food was great, generous portions and good service

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Fast, efficient and flavoursome. The menu interesting and we feel like we experienced a taste of Persia. Staff were very attentive and on the ‘ball’. We certainly didn’t leave hungry. Good value and family friendly. We liked it a lot.

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We had not been here before and thought the experience of a new menu would be tasty and fun...we were not wrong! The Shiraz appears to be family owned and operated....we heard tell of the differences in one of the mains we ordered...how it was different in the village than in the city.....more pomegranate in some versions, a little added sugar in others, etc. we were treated to hot Persian tea as an after drink....and it perfectly settled all the rich flavours of the dinner and we ended our meal much sated and satisfied.

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Florence McKinley

Went to Shiraz Authentic Persian restaurant last night. Service was excellent and food was delicious.

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Wow, what an experience! Good was amazing, service fantastic, couldn't fault anything. Food portions were big, so don't eat much before you come! You won't be disappointed.

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I highly recommend this restaurant. The food was amazing and so were the staff. I’ve never had Persian food before but will definitely be having it again as it’s amazing. My family and I ordered 3 of the vegetarian dishes. The food had so much flavour and the potions were generous. I can’t wait to return!

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We had lunch at Shiraz and were blown away by the quality of the food and the service.It wasn’t a meal as much as a culinary experience.
Would recommend Khiar Sekanjebin, a drink with shredded cucumber and mint, which tasted delicious.The entree of Turkish bread with three dips was yummy.
We had Shaahi Kabob ( lamb and chicken kebabs) and Maahi ( fish) kabob, served with fluffy saffron rice and grilled tomato. Would also recommend Zereshk Polo ( slow cooked chicken in a spiced tomato sauce). Generous servings and prompt service..Oh,and if you still have room, try Faloodeh for dessert.Explosion of flavour on the palate.
Authentic Persian food on the Gold Coast. What a find!

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Tasty food
Good service
Reccomend lamb dishes
Generous portions

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Wayne N Cathy Turner

The food there is is lovely and the service was really good even though it was a very busy night. Would definitely go back again.

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Victoria Bell

Super large portions and great service. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us, our guests and their baby. A great meal.

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Colin Henry

Excellent food, excellent service. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Great night. The restaurant was heaving and the service was friendly and quick. Very well organised restaurant. Best ever lamb cutlets.

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Tanya Spence

My husband had been wanting to try Persian food for well over a year, but I'm not the adventurous type.....I was soooooo wrong. The food was absolutely delicious, the restaurant was clean and tidy and the service was great, friendly without being overbearing and annoying. We would definitely recommend Shiraz, and booking through First Table was easy and hassle free.

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Mark Baumann

I always thought of Shiraz as a grape to make wine but it is also a City in Iran and the name of this unique restaurant in Surfers Paradise. No wine here but plenty of good food and great service. Delicious selection of meat and vegetarian options with some of the BBQ meats on beds of Saffron rice being a house specialty. Also so tasty deserts for the sweet lovers. Staff were friendly and efficient and was a great overall experience, definitely suggest for something a little out of the box.

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Julie Mudge

OMG, this restaurant was amazing!! To start with had the trio of dips to share amongst the three of us and to say they were absolutely delicious would be an understatment!! Superb and huge serving, we could not eat it all. Next, I had the Lamb shank and the meat fell off the bone, it was so tender it melted in my mouth! My daughter had the lamb cutlets and in her words" they are the best I have ever had"!! She had not an ounce of meat left on them as she enjoyed so much. The rice was so fluffy, I wish we could make it like that. My husband had a lamb casserole can not recall its name and it was so tasty and even though he was full he said "I am not wasting any of this, way too good". We can not recommend this place highly enough, we will be back for sure!!

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We were are a group of 4 and Absolutely loved everything about this restaurant. The food was so tasty and they were big meals. The service was also fantastic could not fault the restaurant and cant wait to go back again. My new favorite restaurant

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Anna Halama

With so many Italian, Indian, Chinese, Thai etc. restaurants this place presents something "different" for a change. My Persian friend recommended us this restaurant and once there, we saw other Middle Eastern people coming to eat there, sure good sign for the locals of the cuisine to frequent a restaurant from their region. Service was prompt and friendly, very genuinely not just because it should be. For us vegetarians, dedicated vegetarian section of the menu made choice of meals easy. With four of us having each different starters and mains we had a good insight into the variety of the offerings and literally every single dish was faultless. Rice cooked perfectly, fluffy and subtle with saffron flavor, stews rich and flavorsome but not too overpowering. Even original drinks, especially the home made Persian Gold or Persian Tea added to the authentic experience. With very generous portions we left totally satisfied, bursting at the seams but content and happy.
When we were leaving there was not a free table, while some of the neighboring restaurants sat empty, not surprisingly as this is definitely step above the competition in terms of uniqueness, quality of service and food and overall experience. Highly recommended!

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Deanne Lesley

Amazing food, excellent service. We had plenty to eat and took home leftovers, the vegetarian dishes were amazing. I highly recommend coming here! I will be back again

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غذای عالی . Great food - we would likely go here again! Probably wouldn’t have experienced this place without the voucher so credit to you guys

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My lamb dish was so very tender. It was nice to try different flavors.

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Tracey Schwerin

Amazing food. The meals are huge. I didn't know rice could taste so many different ways. I had the skewers of fish and prawns and couldn't eat it all. The pomegranate rice was amazing. My husband had the lamb shanks which feel off the bone. We will definatly go back.

- dined at Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant on

Had a wonderful long lunch here on Sunday. The food was very good and it was lovely having something different for a change. We started with a selection of dips (served with wonderful bread!), some olives and a tomato based eggplant dish which is a Caspian coast speciality. For mains we all had kebobs which came in huge portions! The rice was perfectly cooked and fragrant and the salad was fresh and tasty. My husband had the fish kebob and loved it. My niece and I had the lamb chunks (Torsh Kebob)and we shared a chicken kebob (Joojeh Kebob)to be able to compare for next time. We both thought the chicken was more succulent and flavoursome although the lamb was very good too. We had expected the Persian flavours to be a little stronger and we all added salt but I think that is just something that depends on individual tastes. The service was good, the restaurant was nicely decorated and I loved the music that was playing. The prices were very reasonable too - even without the First Table discount. We love Middle Eastern food and haven't found many places on the Gold Coast that serve it so we will definitely go back to Shiraz soon. I see that they also do take away and food delivery :).

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I really love this place. I take my family here every time we stay on the Gold Coast. The food is so flavourful and the service is amazing. I highly recommend this place and can’t wait to go next time we are on the Goldy.

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Anna Greer

This restaurant exceeded expectations. I hadn't eaten at a Persian restaurant before but definitely plan on returning. We ordered the chicken Maryland and the mixed kebab share plate for 4 of us and both were enormous. I think one main would be plenty for 2 ppl. They were both beautiful, especially the barbecued flavor of the meat. The entrees were standout...we ordered the mixed dip trio with flatbread. The eggplant dip was the best I've ever had and even my husband who hates eggplant enjoyed it. Persian food is definitely delicious.

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Food was great. Also the portion is big.

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Sabine Steffen

Great selection of entrees and mostly meat dishes but they also have some vegetarian dishes. I liked the slow-cooked chicken dish and really enjoyed the cucumber-mint cold drink. Next time, I'll have some ice cream as well but the meals are large and we also had entrees, so no space left for desert.

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Jay Braddish

This place is absolutely amazing, friendly staff and the food was divine, been here many times and cannot fault it, this time we took friends with us and they loved it.

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Our experience with Shiraz was amazing! The food was so delicious and presented so nicely. We highly recommend to try the share kebab plate, it gives a great range of flavours and different meats. The house-made drinks were also so awesome!

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Could not fault absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Food is exceptional here.

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Yovanna Gonzalez

First time trying Persian food.. We loved it! We were sorry about not coming to this restaurant until our last day in surfers paradise! 100% recommended

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Kim Ross

Excellent, we will be back

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Wonder food and very friendly service.
We would definitely go again.

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great food, good environment, friendly staff. 5 star

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The gentleman who served us (sorry didnt get his name) was so friendly and accommodating. The food...amazing. i had the lamb shank she had the chicken. Absolutely delicious. I would definitely dine there again and would recommend it to all.

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A M

Tasty fresh food fit for a king! I cannot believe how tender the meat is. I am surprised the queues aren’t as long as one would expect given the quality of the food!

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Thanks for an amazing meal and a great experience. The whole family enjoyed their meals and the tea was a nice way to finish of the meal.

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Mandi Vellonio

It was our first visit to a Persian Restaurant. Wow, wish we had discovered this place earlier during our trip to Surfers Paradise, we definitely would have returned. The staff were friendly and welcoming, and the food was amazing! Everything was perfectly cooked and full of flavour, the rice was fluffy and the lamb cutlets and marinated chicken were tender and succulent. If you already love Persian food or are looking for something new and different, give this place a try. You won't regret it!

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Colin Henry

As always fantastic food and lovely service.

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Had lunch at Shiraz on Oct 30th. Excellent food and great service from the very helpful host.He takes time to describe each dish and makes sure you enjoy your meal. Fresh flavours and delicious entrees and mains made this meal a memorable one.
Don’t miss dining at this gem.

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Jeffrey Moo

Loved our meal here. Going back again tonight!

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Great location near tram stop in surfers. Food is great we ordered a bit of everything and highly recommend the lamb. Great variety of food and dessert can't fault the food and service. All round a very good experience. Cheers!

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Jay Braddish

We are regulars at Shiraz as the delicious food and service keeps us coming back. We ordered a share platter of lamb, chicken, rice and salad, as well as the trio of dips and the fasenjan (authentic chicken dish). Everything tasted fresh and was just delectable! Service was friendly and fast. We highly recommend Shiraz!

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Great food and amazing service!!

Food... portion sizes were very generous and the food was extremely tasty!! The meat was some of the nicest I’ve ever tasted.

Service... really friendly staff. Happy to answer questions and give recommendations on the menu

I’ll definitely be going back for more!!

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One of my favourite restaurants on the gold coast.
Beautiful food with a cool atmosphere

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Very good experience at this restaurant tasty chicken salad and rice and vegetarian meal. Service was good too

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Matt Selfe

Delicious food, great atmosphere and service.

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Definitely recommend and would go back

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Uyanga BT

Food was amazing .I m so happy that I went there .I would definitely come back

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Natalie Wilson

Was really excited about trying this restaurant as had read such good reviews. Was a bit disappointed though as found the food was a bit lacking in flavour. Had to use the sauce from my breads and dips to put on my meat as it was pretty bland. Portion size was pretty good though! Service was pretty average. The waiter forgot my husbands drink and then claimed he never asked for it.

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Yanru Ma

Food was great, generous portions and good service

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Fast, efficient and flavoursome. The menu interesting and we feel like we experienced a taste of Persia. Staff were very attentive and on the ‘ball’. We certainly didn’t leave hungry. Good value and family friendly. We liked it a lot.

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We had not been here before and thought the experience of a new menu would be tasty and fun...we were not wrong! The Shiraz appears to be family owned and operated....we heard tell of the differences in one of the mains we ordered...how it was different in the village than in the city.....more pomegranate in some versions, a little added sugar in others, etc. we were treated to hot Persian tea as an after drink....and it perfectly settled all the rich flavours of the dinner and we ended our meal much sated and satisfied.

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Florence McKinley

Went to Shiraz Authentic Persian restaurant last night. Service was excellent and food was delicious.

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Wow, what an experience! Good was amazing, service fantastic, couldn't fault anything. Food portions were big, so don't eat much before you come! You won't be disappointed.

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I highly recommend this restaurant. The food was amazing and so were the staff. I’ve never had Persian food before but will definitely be having it again as it’s amazing. My family and I ordered 3 of the vegetarian dishes. The food had so much flavour and the potions were generous. I can’t wait to return!

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We had lunch at Shiraz and were blown away by the quality of the food and the service.It wasn’t a meal as much as a culinary experience.
Would recommend Khiar Sekanjebin, a drink with shredded cucumber and mint, which tasted delicious.The entree of Turkish bread with three dips was yummy.
We had Shaahi Kabob ( lamb and chicken kebabs) and Maahi ( fish) kabob, served with fluffy saffron rice and grilled tomato. Would also recommend Zereshk Polo ( slow cooked chicken in a spiced tomato sauce). Generous servings and prompt service..Oh,and if you still have room, try Faloodeh for dessert.Explosion of flavour on the palate.
Authentic Persian food on the Gold Coast. What a find!

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Tasty food
Good service
Reccomend lamb dishes
Generous portions

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Wayne N Cathy Turner

The food there is is lovely and the service was really good even though it was a very busy night. Would definitely go back again.

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Victoria Bell

Super large portions and great service. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us, our guests and their baby. A great meal.

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Colin Henry

Excellent food, excellent service. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Great night. The restaurant was heaving and the service was friendly and quick. Very well organised restaurant. Best ever lamb cutlets.

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Henry Stephens

Great Lunch experience Great service and even better food
will be back to this one
thanks

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Lovely staff who were extremely accommodating for our fussy toddler! The food was delicious- portions are huge!

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Food lovely. Save room for desert.

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David Nicolas

Only two pieces of Tofu in the vegetarian dish just was not enough unfortunately

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A M

The servings were huge and delicious! I will definitely be returning.

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Shiraz had the most generous portions I have ever laid eyes on. There is no way I could have finished all the dip they provided me. You should definitely expect to have leftovers for lunch the next day. It was all delicious.

You have to have a "Persian Gold" drink when you go there, it was amazing. Go Persia.

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