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
- 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
This is the 2nd time we ate in this restaurant. Food never disappoints us. Love my main course, griĺled fish with spicy potato patty, which is one of the specials of the day. My boyfriend's lamb is so good that it melts in your mouth.
One of my favourite Iranian restaurants in London! Loved their Kebab Barg and Kebab Azari. The starters weren’t my favourite but I would definitely go back for the main dishes!
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.
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.