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Tarragon Persian Kitchen and Bar is a family-run business specialising in modern Persian food.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

17:00 - 23:00


17:00 - 23:00


17:00 - 23:00


17:00 - 23:00


17:00 - 23:00


17:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 23:00

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Tarragon Persian Kitchen and Bar reviews

By Yas A.

Absolutely love this place, it is my new favourite'go-to' place to dine with friends/family with guaranteed fantastic food. Dont miss the yummy aubergine-based starters with fresh bread but make sure you save room for the yummies kebabs in town! Yasmine and Paddy, Clapham Common

By Charlotte A.

This is a great little restaurant which I really look forward to visiting. Have been there twice now and want to get back there soon. The couple who own it are lovely and the food is so good. I love the decor too - really attractive, different shades and textures of soft white, restful but not at all stark. Comfortable banquette seating around the sides. I'm intending to have a lunch party there soon and would feel very certain that it would be enjoyed by everyone!

By Pippa J.

We travelled to Tarragon from Wimbledon on our silver wedding anniversary. Being the first in the attractive restaurant, we had the choice of tables. We were helped to order by the attentive waiter and the place swiftly filled up. We chose two aubergine dishes and hummus to start and a mixed grill and sea bass to follow. The fish was fresh and delicious and I couldn't believe that I was served two fillets with rice and salad. The mixed grill was juicy and tasty. We had a lovely bottle of Viognier to accompany the meal. To round things off we had Persian ice cream and sorbet mixed (scrumptious, and Persian baclava which were exquisite. Very good value for money, more of the same, please. Pippa & Stathis.

By F G.

Tarragon is a friendly, family run restaurant. I have visited it several times and the food has always been delicious. I think it is one of the best restaurants on Lavender Hill and well worth a visit.

By J R.

I grew up in Iran and so when I saw that Tarragon had opened we went to try it eagerly. We normally travel from SW18 to West Kensington for Persian food. We went for lunch. The service was efficient but we were the only ones there. Talking to the waiter he had said that they were busy in the evenings.The food was very fresh and very tasty. As starters we had the sabzi/paneer (cheese) and the bread, mast o moosir (yoghurt dip) and the MIRZA GHASEMI (aubergine) which was delicious. We tried the Joojeh (chicken), Barg (lamb fillet), Koobideh (minced lamb) from the grill which all had a great flavour and were cooked to perfection and the Gormeh Sabzi from the stews - which was very good but the portion was a bit on the small side. I think the restaurant is a great addition to the neighbourhood and urge people to try it and support it. They offer very good quality food and we are going back for lunch this week.

By Mark R.

Great local restaurant... Food always very tasty. To be fair the atmosphere has been slightly lacking sometimes as not always busy but the friendly staff more than make up for it. Their freshly made flatbread (Taftoon) is brilliant with hummous and I have had the shared special grill a few times. Disagree totally with the other review saying the meat is tasteless. Would definitely recommend!

By Helen B.

I ate at the Tarragon with a friend as it had been highly recommended by a work colleague. The venue was straight forward, the staff slow but charming. My Lamb & Lime was just the worst food I had ever tasted since probably the 1970s. There was no seasoning. The lamb was overcooked and tasteless as it was probably not cooked in the sauce but put in prior to serving.The sauce was without seasoning. The menu said that there was a topping of potato. Well there was; a handful of french fries thrown on top of the dish.

By Kelly H.

Now this is how to do a chic but laid-back restaurant and bar. The newest face on Lavender Hill is a welcome addition.

The Venue
Tarragon Persian Kitchen and Bar is the very epitomy of welcoming, from the large white and peppermint sign to the black canopy overhanging a beautiful outdoor area, cordoned off from the main street by pretty flowers and plants. Then there are those huge windows with neat blinds that allow the sunlight to stream in whilst maintaining an air of privacy. Beautifully done.

Inside, it is equally well put together. The space is quite small but the bold white colourscheme opens it all up, mixed with neat rows of modern light wooden tables and chairs and a simple white stone bar with a couple of high-backed bar stools nestled neatly against it. Sound a little dull to you? In this case, neutrality works and is lifted by a large stone bread oven in the corner in full sight of the restaurant, flashes of foliage and a chandelier above.

The Atmosphere
Tarragon Persian Kitchen and Bar has a wonderfully laid-back atmosphere that matches the easygoing, sharing nature of the Persian food on offer. Your experience of the place really depends on what you fancy – you can just as easily order a bottle of wine and sit outside in the sun for a few hours whilst indulging on sharer food and nibbles as you can sit down for a full-on evening meal. And whatever you decide to do, the relaxed atmosphere perpetuated by the friendly staff makes for a pleasant dining experience.

The Food
The food prices are really good at Tarragon Persian Kitchen and Bar with main courses covering a variety of meat and spice combinations labelled Persian grills and Persian stews. However, if you’re unsure what to order or just want to enjoy some drinks with a few nibbles then it’s a great idea to work your way through the starters and sides menu, which is large and well priced with dishes under £3.

Of course, you have to try their creamy, chunky homemade hummus and at just £2.50 for a generous portion it gets the party started. However, don’t play it too safe and also try the kashk-e-badenjan (£3), made from sauteed augergine, which is given texture thanks to some crushed walnuts. Even if you’re not usually a fan of aubergine, the seasoning is so good it may just change your mind with hits of garlic and mint that come through nicely. Now you’re over your aubergine fears, try the mirza ghasemi (£3) with delicately smoked augergines this time, enlivened by sweet tomatoes, eggs and more garlic (note: this is not for first dates that may end in a kiss!). Finally, if you’re really going to go to town on the homemade bread then try the mast-o-khiyar (£2.50), an incredibly light and fresh yogurt-based dipping sauce made from chopped cucumber and mint mixed with yogurt. It really is like summer in a bowl.

The Drink
As well as a fantastic range of spirits, there’s a surprisingly good wine list on offer here, well priced with bottles starting at less than £15. The choice isn’t particularly large, with just a handful of reds and as many whites, bolstered by a couple of rose and sparkling options, but the quality of the bottles at the lower end of the price scale is very good. For example, the cheapest white wine (£13) is a Spanish bottle of Abilius Blanco from Galacia and offers a pleasant blend of sauvignon, macabeo and palomino grapes to produce a crisp wine with a pleasant citrus flavour and zesty undertone that works particularly well with the Persian cuisine.

The Last Word
Tarragon Persian Kitchen and Bar is a very well put together bar and restaurant that offers a friendly welcome and tasty Persian food.

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