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“Flavours to cherish, today's expectations rather overtaken by nostalgia.”

Dorrington Old Hall Persian Cuisine
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Dorrington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$27
Cuisines: Persian
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Persian influenced fusion Cuisine - first for the county - at the elegant Black and White, timber framed, building that dates back to the 13th Century; contemporary atmosphere, with a present-day décor, pleasing to the eye. Cuisine renowned for its elaborate rice dishes, delicious kababs, nourishing soups and hearty stews. Persians delicately flavour their food with herbs, spices and dried fruits. A variety of nan-like breads supplement rice.
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

A quiet evening in Dorrington. This is not likely to be unusual.

Extensive menus, but for us when it came down to it, it was "this is what we do - tasting menu - so this is what you are having".

All very politely served, but the place is in need of a clean. Dust and dirt particles were on the tablecloth, crockery and glassware. Tapped away by the waiter with his cloth, but not entirely.

Buffet type meals need footfall and throughput to keep the food fresh and appetising. The buffet was closed.

Some lovely flavours but the eight people in the restaurant on just three occupied tables are not going to make much for the owners or staff.

Persian (carefully clarified not Iranian) food was from the memories of the medical doctor owner and his mother's kitchen.

A good effort, but there is evidence of a lack of care to the buildings, adjoining car park and from the some of the old detritus hanging around there. Hens roam pleasantly on the uncut grass/gravel.

There is evidence of living in the past which is fine, but today's standards probably demand slightly better facilities and cleanliness.

All that said, the chicken kebab sauce flavour, being part of the first set of dishes offered were the tastiest ever.

This place is worth a try. If it was busy, everything may have appeared even better.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

This was our first visit, and was pleasantly surprised with a buffet meal. We were greeted by a lovely host. There was an amazing array of dishes, including plenty of vegetarian options. Everything was fresh, and regularly topped up. The food was delicious, I just wished I could've eaten more! Would definitely visit again.

The only minus point was the ladies facility needs updating, but was clean.

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Thank Sunita P
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

3 ladies on our annual reunion in Shropshire. Booked a table for Saturday night and discovered it was a buffet but were offered a la carte if we preferred. Having looked at the delights on offer we all chose the buffet and were not disappointed. Plenty of vegetarian options and a gluten free options for those who need it. We all enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere as well as the food and will definately return.

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Thank LSM37
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

As a younger boy Persia (with the aid of Sinbad films) used to conjure up thoughts of a magical exotic land. The food on offer here is no less magical, an array of dishes drenched in spice and fragrance expertly prepared. The experience made all the better by our food guide and waiter for the evening, his passion and enthusiasm for the cuisine was a delight.

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Thank dreamsinstraight2017
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

A most enjoyable evening. An interesting selection of dishes. Very impressed that, having asked for a substitute non meat dish in tasting menu, was served a really fresh tasting vegetarian dish. Portions ideal, especially since extra portions of favoured dishes were readily provided.

Thank Lis L
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