About Kateh Restaurant
Kateh Persian restaurant serves the latest in popular Persian cuisine on Maida Vale, just off Warwick Avenue, London. Set in the prettiest of streets, this residential setting by a canal is now home to one of London’s finest restaurants. You can enjoy their delicious and traditional Persian cuisine which all are freshly made every day.
The project is the first Persian venture for Narges Pourkhomami and the realisation of her dream to combine the best of traditional and contemporary Iranian hospitality in one of London’s finest restaurants.Visit Website
- Private Dining
Firstly the waiters and staff were very polite, friendly, welcoming and attentive. They were helpful to sort out the table for us and efficient in taking orders and helping to select.
We tried jigar for starter. Simply delicious with the exact amount of spice, and beautifully done exact same way as if it was home-made.
Morgh torsh and Kabab torsh were cooked to perfection. The meat was tender, and the herbs and spices were simply authentic. Portion was just right for me and I am not usually able to finish my food when dining in a (Persian) restaurant. Saffron rice was also nice.
Four stars is for the price which was slightly high.
Overall nice experience, and I would recommend if you’re in the area.
Food was very tasty. Staff very helpful on orders, and very (too?) attentive when possible. You can tell they work hard. Bit sometimes we were having serious conversations and kept being interrupted by the staff/owners which I never like. Place is small and popular so unfortunately quite noisy on Saturday night so that's the reason it doesn't get top marks but I felt 4 was too harsh so it still gets a 5 since there are no fractions possible and the food was outstanding! Unfortunately in-meal service can be a little tough when any restaurant this small size is that full, but I can only review based on my experience at this first visit. Also portions of rice were lacking size although very tasty. My friend had to order more. We did order some extra things off menu and staff were very obliging. We didn't have dessert, too full! But the starters and mains were so delicious. The menu is not very expansive but no need when we tried so many excellent dishes. I'd definitely revisit. Parking was OK outside and nearby roads.
overall: somewhat disappointing starters & mains. tho very unique dessert & saffron rice.
falafel & hummus 🧆: falafels are crispy but tasteless, feels like the chef forgot to add seasoning. hummus was quite grainy & bland as well
narguessi 🥧: filo pastry too thick. need more salt, savouriness of feta is not enough. not sure if the pomegranate is for colour or for flavour, as taste-wise it’s a bit odd
mixed grill 🍢: every kebab taste the same. nothing bad but nothing exciting.
khoresht bamieh 🥘: average stew.
saffron rice 🍚: block of butter may look daunting at first, but adding it gives the rice a smooth coating. the smell of saffron was divine. the rice is well seasoned & definitely can be eaten just by itself.
makhloot 🍨: sweet saffron ice cream (bastani) contrast with sour lime sorbet (falloodeh). never have i expected that falloodeh has rice noodles incorporated, which makes the dessert even more exciting for the palette as you can feel bits of hard iced noodles against the smooth creamy ice cream.
koolouche 🍪: strong aromatics from cinnamon ice cream with sweet date cookie. walnut in cookie further gives an extra crunch.
This restaurant is on the Michelin guide. But don’t let this stop you. The prices are not crazy, the quantity of food is just right and they have a great selection of wine.
Excellent food and service. The wine list is extensive and the bottle we had was very fairly priced vs retail. Desserts were great too especially the saffron ice cream.
- Monday18:00 - 23:00
- Tuesday18:00 - 23:00
- Wednesday18:00 - 23:00
- Thursday18:00 - 23:00
- Friday18:00 - 23:00
- Saturday12:00 - 23:00
- Sunday12:00 - 21:30