Restaurants

Top Choice Teahouse in Shiraz

Seray-e Mehr Teahouse

This serendipitous little jewel in the middle of the Bazar-e Vakil is hidden behind a small door next to the Seray-e Moshir caravanserai. Decorated with painted panels and antiques on the wall, this split-level teah…
Top Choice Iranian in Kashan

Mirrors Restaurant

It is worth dining in this fabulous little restaurant for the sheer pleasure of sitting in pools of coloured light by day and under a canopy of mirrored stars at night. Ask for the daily stew and relax in the compan…
Top Choice Iranian in Shiraz

Haft Khan

Wildly popular with fashionable Shirazis, this enormous restaurant complex near Quran Gateway offers four types of dining experience: there’s a generous buffet on the ground floor, a fast-food court on the 2nd floor…
Top Choice Iranian in Tehran

Dizi

The name gives a clue to the menu: that's right, it's Iran's favourite lamb, potato and chickpea stew. Here they do it damn well, served with all the trimmings including fresh herb salad and a jug of the minty yoghu…
Top Choice Iranian in Tehran

Divan

Plush Divan is the pick of several restaurants operated by the Monsoon Group on the 8th floor of the swanky Sam Center. Chic furnishings, including striking portraits by Iranian artist Fataneh Dadkhah, set the the l…
Top Choice Iranian in Tehran

Azari Traditional Teahouse

Just north of the train station, this large and wonderfully atmospheric chaykhaneh (teahouse) is justly popular with locals. The dizi (lamb, potato and chickpea stew) and kashk-e bademjan (eggplant fried and mashed …
Top Choice Iranian in Esfahan

Abbasi Teahouse & Traditional Restaurant

Set into a flank of the Abbasi Hotel's elegant main courtyard, this delightful little restaurant (not to be confused with the hotel's main restaurant) attract legions of locals in the early evening. The signature di…
Top Choice Seafood in Qeshm Island

Shabhaye Talai – Golden Nights Beach Restaurant

Conveniently located at the edge of Zeytoun Park and benefitting from top-notch views of the beach, Shabhaye Talai is easily the most atmospheric restaurant in Qeshm Town. It specialises in seafood, including lobste…
Top Choice Iranian in Esfahan

Bastani Traditional Restaurant

Esfahan’s most atmospheric restaurant is located in the shadow of the Masjed-e Shah and features an internal courtyard with fountain, tiled walls and painted vaulted ceilings with mirror inlay – truly gorgeous. Dish…
Top Choice Iranian in Esfahan

Shahrzad

Opulent Qajar-style wall paintings, stained-glass windows and battalions of black-suited waiters contribute to the Shahrzad’s reputation as the best restaurant in Esfahan. House specialities include lamb cutlets, an…