People often think that Burgers are my favourite food; well I have to say, that this is not true.
Iranian Food has always been my favourite cuisine and type of food. My parents cooking has always been so great and growing up with this food, almost daily meant that it was the first cuisine I fell in love with.
The Iranian restaurants in London are good, but do not have much of a wow factor. To be honest, I prefer my parents cooking anyway.
When I saw, however, that the group behind Gymkhana were opening up a Persian restaurant, this got me excited. Gymkhana, itself has Persian influences so I was confident that this would be good too.
Persian/Iranian, Iranian/Persian, whatever you call it, Berenjak promised quality food done right.
From their site:
With Berenjak I wanted to evoke the style of a rustic hole-in-the-wall eatery from Tehran, and reinterpret signature dishes using seasonal British produce. “Spices, dips, pickles and handfuls of herbs are the flavours of my childhood, so it’s great to be reinterpreting them in Soho. For me, it wouldn’t be an Persian dinner without sitting elbow-to-elbow with friends and family, sharing each dish until every scrap has gone” – Kian Samyani (Founder)