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The Caspian

#3,821 of 17,958 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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117 Burnt Ash Road | Lee, London SE12 8RA, England
+44 20 8297 1170
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely evening at the Caspian. It was recommended by an Iranian friend. Moist, tender lamb and chicken... yummy! So fresh. Definitely going back. My six year old loved it too!

Thank Daniela D
Greater London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Picked out this restaurant by chance for valentines night.It's a nice little place with very helpful staff and a good feel to it. The menu is not huge but the food is tasty with good portions. The meze starters are extremely good and the main courses are just right.Not a great wine list but we were happy with a nice... More 

Thank Martin W
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We live very near to Caspian, so visit regularly, and have never been disappointed, I don't eat red meat so they always make which ever dish I request and use chicken instead! The staff are welcoming and friendly, nothing is ever too much trouble. They get a lot of Iranian families going in, so that should speak volumes!

Thank jayk1973
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84 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Been twice. For snacks, it was actually really great (meze!). Service was top notch then too. Not sure why this isn't busier.. But then I went back for dinner a few weeks later and it was really disappointing; just heaps of rice and below-par salad. Staff kept pressuring us to leave as well which was really annoying as we were... More 

Thank Chris L
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I loved the food, but not to the taste of everyone in my group if you want nice mezz food certainly worth a try.Reasonable priced and nice.

Thank Mark H
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I went here for the first time recently and was pleasantly surprised. The food is very good - we tried the koobideh and joojeh kebab, which were great. Portions are on the large side and it is value for money.

Thank Beita K
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Been with friends last year and the next platter was to die for also great staff and the pomegranate wine was one of the best wines I've ever tasted.

1 Thank Brokenrainbow
London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Went with the family (2 adults 2 kids)on a Sunday evening... Food was good and the service excellent... We started with the mixed meze and some bread. The dips were excellent for mains me and the wifey shared the platter for two which was more than adequate... Highly recommended and would definitely visit again

1 Thank SonnyFamily123
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Had a nice meal with family. Food is good and a nice change from "the usual". Simple menu with grilled meats, rice and other options. Staff were very friendly. Could offer more drinks, only 1 beer to choose from. Would visit again.

1 Thank Dan and Christi... A
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent Iranian food at very reasonable prices. Wonderfully tender and tasty kebabs and rich stews - strongly spiced but not hot,full of exotic combinations such as walnut and pomegranate. Only downsides were service was friendly but a little slow and wine list very limited.

1 Thank BJPaddy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Burnt Ash Road | Lee, London SE12 8RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8297 1170

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?