PERSIAN ROOM (CLOSED)
Sydney, New South Wales

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General info

Address:

19 Pirrama Road,
Jones Bay Wharf, Wharf 19
Pyrmont NSW 2009

Suburb:

Pyrmont

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Cuisine:

Gluten free available, Halal, Middle Eastern

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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DETAILS

Persian Room has relocated to Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont. The décor is ornate, intricate, open-plan yet cosy, and definitely lives up to our hostess-with-the-mostest who was overflowing with welcoming warmth. Maryam takes a no-nonsense approach to her cooking. This is because behind each authentic, wholesome Iranian dish there's an intriguing tale that tells how the dish was created and how it has altered through time, being passed down from generation to generation. When you know the history of these passionate Persian plates, it adds further appreciation and fondness to the entire dining experience at Persian Room. With historical food this heartfelt, predictions for the future are always satisfied diners with very empty plates. Maryam takes pride in making sure of this. Apparently, this specific kind of Persian ‘soul food' is only created in the homes of the Iranian people and you'll struggle to find food like this, even in the restaurants across Iran.

All produce tasted fresh and is mostly hand-picked from local organic farms and growers markets. The bread is warm, gluten-free, yet so well baked you'd never notice the difference. Whatever conception you have of the classic kebab, erase it now as Persian Room's super kebab will take you to a far superior level. Dips were made from a unique organic white eggplant; the recipe comes from The Caspian Sea. Vines leaves were drizzled with a sweet-savoury pomegranate sauce. The magenta beetroot bowls were covered with Borani Laboo - ask Maryam! The lamb was lean, clean and fell apart softly, served with rice, split peas with another warm touch, delicious drunken plums.

The pastel saffron ice cream with rose water topped with a fun pistachio fairy floss was oh-so full of true Middle Eastern promise. All that was missing was the belly dancer offering Persian delight. However, Maryam provided enough delights to feed a small Iranian village.

PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS

The wealth of Sydney's restaurant scene doesn't lie just in big-name, fine-dining places. There may be no other city in the country that can compare when it comes to the number and variety of treasures that offer really delicious food at often amazing prices. Persian Room is one of these gems.

After a recent move, Persian Room now occupies a prime position on Jones Bay Wharf, just around from the Channel 7 and Channel 10 studios. While media folk and industry names make up a large proportion of the daytime clientele, proud owner Maryam Azady ensures loyal customers fill the space when the sun goes down.

The Persian Room is known for its home-style food, with the menu made up of mostly slow cooked meats, soups and stews. Uniquely, all the meat used is halal and every dish is gluten free. Persian tastebuds are accustomed to sweet and sour flavours in savoury dishes, which explains the abundant use dried figs, sultanas, berries and pomegranate with meat dishes. Kashkehademjan, a signature dish, involves braising eggplant for four hours until the vegetable transforms into a smooth puree, before being topped with crumbled walnuts. Another house speciality is kufteh; this time, lamb mince, saffron rice and split peas create a textured meatball that's stuffed with a Persian plum and stewed for eight hours. The slowly-simmered lamb shank arrives just moments from complete collapse, peeling easily apart in tender strata of fat and flesh. The Persian spices penetrate the lamb all the way down to what must be the cellular level. Then there's fessenjun, slow cooked chicken drumsticks with pomegranate and walnuts, which is unusually sweet but incredibly addictive. Bowls of blushing rice with sour cherries, a floral teapot and cup steaming with pomegranate tea, jugs of rose-scented water and plates of simmered meats create the perfect instagram snap - but beyond superficiality, the whole dining experience is an abundance of colour, texture and flavour.
Anna Lisle

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