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“Glad we came back”

Dorrington Old Hall Persian Cuisine
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Dorrington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$26
Cuisines: Persian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 10 August 2017 via mobile

We had a strange experience here but the owner was good enough to acknowledge us. So we chose to go back.

I'm really glad we did. The food was excellent. Many things on the set menu that I wouldn't normally order but why not broaden your horizons every now and then. The service was also excellent, we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and I would recommend!

Thank Hoppo74
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We arrived without reservations. The owner greeted us and was very pleasant. A waiter arrived with the starter, and there was no choice. He disappeared and we did not see him again. The owner returned to take us into another room where all the buffet dishes were set out on heated pans. He told us what was in each dish which was very confusing by the end of the introduction. Then we discovered the ingredients were written above the dishes!! Several vegetarian dishes, and the chicken dishes looked similar and rather sloppy. The only restaurant in which i have eaten my desert with the main course dirty plates left on the table. Deserts were very uninspiring and the main vegetable dishes all tasted rather similar.
The owner reappeared to take the money for the bill, and then disappeared again as we left the restaurant without anyone showing us out.
I suspect they are resting on their laurels of a previous win of best curry of the year. 2016. he needs more waiting staff.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived without reserving and were told we might not be able to have a meal as the chef had family problems. Then we were asked to sit down and could have the Tasting menu. A big platter of appetizers with flat bread arrived. Absolutely delicious, very flavourful. The main courses were also excellent with lots of choice and flavours. We hope the restaurant keeps going.

Thank kholton52
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We called in for an Indian meal with a difference.
The owner was very welcoming and advised us to sample the buffet. We did and were very pleasantly surprise by the choice of dishes and the advice we were given about each one. Good choices for vegetarians and for meat eaters. We had chicken. The lentil dished were particularly packed with flavour. The service and attention was good throughout our stay.

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Thank James C
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely evening at this gem. We choose the taster menu so we could experience a variety of dishes. The selection was well balanced and delicious. The flavours were lovely and you could tell a lot of care and gone in to cooking the dishes. The chef/owner came round after service to check we had enjoyed the evening and explained that the dishes were his mothers authentic recipes. The head waiter was also friendly, informative and enjoyed a little joke, making this a lovely relaxed evening with one of the best meals I have ever eaten. This is a gem of a restaurant and I just wish it was closer to where we live. We were enjoying a weekend break at nearby Netley Hall and would recommend this restaurant to other visitors in the area.

Thank Janeybabe3
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