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Published on January 18th, 2010 | by Gareth


The Persian Room

Happy New Year! With the Christmas feasting over and the relatives finally departed I can get back to talking about my Sydney food experiences over the past few weeks.

The Persian is located on Harris St in quiet inner city Pyrmont. Surrounded by homogenised apartment blocks The Persian offers authentic cuisine with passionate, personable service. The friendly owner Maryam introduces herself as our host for the evening. Our host enthusiastically talks us through the various dishes, the ingredients and how they are made. As a number of the group have never eaten Persian food before our host asks if we would permit her to choose a selection of dips and breads for our starter, a gesture unusual in most restaurants which we happily agree to. This was to prove a wise choice as we are wowed with the recommendations which include beetroot and yoghurt and a pistachio and eggplant dips with traditional flat bread. It is the perfect introduction to Middle Eastern cuisine.

We enjoy mains of lamb kebabs, braised leg of lamb with sundried lime, grilled chicken accompanied by saffron rice all equally delicious.  The dining experience is rounded off with hot apple tea and a complimentary digestive of vodka and pomegranate juice served in an exotic hand painted green bottle which I half expect a genie to appear from.

The Persian Room offers warm hospitality and slightly more unusual but nevertheless rewarding choice of cuisine. Dining in the courtyard adds to ambience and look forward to joining one of their regular kebab and vodka nights.

The Persian Room

52-54 Harris St, Pyrmont, 9692 9299

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Englishman in Sydney loves a whisky, pies and all things savoury. Digital Marketer by day, cook the rest of the time. Amateur writer, photographer & aspiring anthropologists.

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