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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

Google Reviews

Bryn White

Amazing gem of a cafe. The garden area is stunning and does a top notch coffee.

Jakob Engström

Great breakfast, very nice family café! Great terrace.

Jonas Pfab

A lovely and quaint cafe with a beautiful terrace. It’s not advertised but they offer a vegan and vegetarian full English breakfast which was fantastic and very cheap at £4.99! For coffees they had all the different kinds of milk you could ask for. Terrific service from a wonderfully friendly lady who seems to do it all alone! Extremely impressed, already on my second trip this week. The best cafe I’ve been to in Kensington so far!!




10/10 amazing treatment, delicious and reasonably priced!

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.

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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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