Ever since moving to Ealing I’ve been hearing people recommend the Persian Palace (or simply Palace) on Uxbridge Road in West Ealing. And it always seems very popular when passing.
So my first visit was a bit of an anti climax. It was ok but nothing to knock my socks off and the lack of main course specials that seemed very interesting.
A few months after I visited another Persian restaurant Arg, which was reviewed here, which actually offered a slightly wider and more interesting menu.
Arg is a stones throw away from the Persian Palace just further west along Uxbridge Road opposite the co-op entrance.
Anyway, a few months on and we decided to pop back to the Persian.
Upon arrival it was busy as usual but not manic, and lots of staff were around. Despite this it took some time to get attention to order our food and drinks.
For starters we had taftoon bread (very good) with Mirza Ghasemi dip, which is smoked aubergines, tomatoes, eggs & garlic. Nice enough but I’m not sure its worth £4.90.
For the mains we had lamb fillet & kofte kebab with rice (£15.50). The lamb fillet was lovely with about a dozen juicy and tender pieces.
The other main was Persian herb stew.
This consisted of red kidney beans, tender lamb pieces (about 5), halves of dried limes (very nice) and a lot of herbs. Its a very mild dish however. This came in at £9.90.
It was another good size portion.
Prices do seem a little bit more than Arg and I’m not sure the quality is that much better. Probably on a par though Arg’s menu was a bit more interesting upon visiting months ago. It took a bit of time to get the bill too.
Next we should check out Molana to complete the Persian trilogy in the immediate area.
Persian Palace: 7/10.
143-145 Uxbridge Road,