Behesht

1082-1086 Harrow Road, Kensal Green, London, NW10 5NL - View on a map
Telephone: 020 8964 4477

Details
Overall 7.5
Food 9.0
Service 8.0
Atmosphere 6.0
Value 7.0
Based on 1 reviews

what the critics say

The Independent

Lisa Markwell - 7/10

Sunday, July 31, 2011 - Mains follow fast: there's little variation (unless you come on a Friday, when Special Iranian Stew makes an appearance). It's all about the kebab: lamb or chicken. Rice and salad, or bread and salad. Edited choice is great when it works and at Behesht, it works. The chicken, whether on or off the bone, is succulent and tender; the lamb, minced or cubed, likewise. Each dish comes with white rice and a cursory salad, plus a flame-blistered tomato that mushes up nicely with the meat and rice...So Behesht proved worthy of the recommendation. It's never going to win any haute cuisine awards but it's very good at Persian food.

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Came here for a long overdue family meal with my cousin and his wife and grown up kids. I have to say that the food was excellent, though I'm afraid I was a bit taken aback that they did neither serve alcohol nor allow BYO.

I guess I was expecting a more 'lively' evening. The area in which its located is very close to my old residence in harlesden, and I have to say that it seemed a bit unsafe and uncomfortable when I went for a cigarette a few times and was both offered class a drugs and propositoned for what appeared to be, em...how do I put it? Paid company of the carnal variety...

But, none of this put me off the succulent grilled lamb and chicken in various forms. It was the best Persian food I have had in london. The bread was deliciously fresh and the rice fluffy buttery and fragrant. My cousins took a doggy bag much to my chagrin as I secretly wanted to take the juicy meat leftovers home to scoff along with an ice cold beer!

I would love it if an outpost of this place opened in my neck of the woods, and if they would allow byo I would be there on a weekly basis! Venue was nice but I have to knock a couple points off for location and booze lack...
Comment on this reader review

Kedi
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 9 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 7
Friday, February 27, 2015

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