Mahdi London

Mahdi London

3 3 Reviews


Middle Eastern in London - Hammersmith
217 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9JT
+44 (0) 20 8563 7007

Mahdi serve a variety of Middle Eastern dishes from Persia and Iran at their restaurant. Catering for vegetarians is also provided.
Tags: groups, iranian, meat, middle eastern, persian, tea, vegetarian dishes




Mahdi London Reviews


We had to roll ourselves out... - You know the place is good when it’s packed full of Iranians. I think we were the only one’s not although our friend who took us there is Iranian.

You enter and there’s a guy making fresh Nan in the front window. There are two large rooms full of tables and the walls are peachy/pink with Iranian artwork on the walls. Our friend did her best to speak Farsi to our waiter so she could practice and it seemed like it took forever for her to order and the waiter would sometimes answer back in English. Bless her, she did her best. She ordered a mixed meze platter which consisted of an egg salad sandwich-type dish which was delicious; roasted aubergine; roasted tomatoes; yogurt; and a yogurt with cucumber. And all made for wonderful dippings with the bottoms basket of warm, fresh Nan. Then we had another starter which consisted of burnt rice with lamb and kidney bean stew over it. Very unusual and good, although some of the rice pieces were a bit chewy for me.

We had the mixed grill or lamb and chicken. You mix the meat with the rice and roasted tomato for each bit to get all the flavours. We also had more lamb stew, one was with a toasted walnut and pomegrante puree, which was my favourite; the other was with aubergine and beans, also really good.

The only 2 downsides to the places are they don’t serve booze or have a liquor license to allow you to bring your own and the place it so smoky from the grilled meats. You leave and smell like you’ve worked as a short order book flipping burgers all night. But, its worth it and the food is interesting and different. And you can't beat the prices. We had way too much food and took some home with us, and it was only £16 per person. That included dessert and tea.  
Tags: groups, iranian, meat, no liquor license, tea

Rating  3

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Definitely going back... - This is a great restaurant with good service and even better food. I'm definitely going back and would recommend the meza platter of dips/spreads for an appetizer and any of the grills for a main.  

Rating  4

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Iranian's eat there it's that good - The place is decked out in Iranian decor, Iranian music in the background and many Iranians eating there. I always think thats a good sign when the people of that country are eating at that restaraunt.

The food was really good (I am personally biased to Iranian cuisine) and I really enjoyed my experience. They make tadig (burnt basmati rice) which is a rarity at restaraunts. Get any of the stews or stick with a traditional kabob with rice and grilled tomatoes.

Definetley get the tea after you eat and if you have a sweet tooth, you must get the 'basani' - it's Iranian icecream with rose water and pistachios and it's orgasmic.  
Tags: Iranian, Persian, Quant

Rating  4

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