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About Darakeh (Dizi Sara) and Shisha Bar

Kensington’s Russell Gardens is home to Darakeh Dizi Sara & Shisha Bar, a Persian restaurant that aims to bring you the exquisite taste of homemade Persian Dizi (traditional lamb and chickpea Stew) into the lives of many Londoners.

For the first time in London, diners can enjoy this traditional dish of Iran, Abgousht, a dish prepared and served in stone pots called ‘Dizi’; this is a stew of lamb shank, lamb rib, chickpeas, onion, tomato, Potatoes and Persian spices cooked for long hours and served with Persian Sangak Naan bread and Torshi. To experience this divine and delicious dish, visit Darakeh at the quiet street of Russell Gardens in Kensington, London.

Listing Features

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Takeaway
  • Shisha Lounge
  • Halal

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Good food. Good service. Lovely lady!

Justin Dwyer

I visited Aveda Cafe as a tourist in the area, and it was a wonderful visit. The cafe and its owner are loved by everyone who comes through the doors. I was surprised that no music was playing like in most cafes, but it seems so common for patrons to strike up conversation with the owner, music would distract from the socializing.

The owner also freely welcomes mail deliverers and others working outside to use the toilet, and she'll even give them a bottle of water.

The food was great at such a low price (5 pounds for a full English Breakfast), and the coffee as well.

Come by for an affordable meal, and stick around a while for some good conversation in a friendly, homey atmosphere.




Awesome Breakfast, FANTASTIC cake and great value, not to mention very friendly people.


I actually enjoyed breakfast at this place. TWICE with my partner. Only issue is there is limited parking and it’s nearly 5£ per hour!

Rob Dimery

We popped in for coffees when we were driving out of London last Saturday and were really impressed by the lovely lady who runs the cafe. The coffees were great and she even did some whisked-up milk for our toddler, free of charge. We'll stop by again next time we're in the area and hope to try some of the food on offer.

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Working Hours

  • Monday11:30 - 00:00
  • Tuesday11:30 - 00:00
  • Wednesday11:30 - 00:00
  • Thursday11:30 - 00:00
  • Friday11:30 - 00:00
  • Saturday11:30 - 00:00
  • Sunday11:30 - 00:00

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