This stylish South Yarra restaurant brings the exotic charm of the Middle East to Melbourne, serving up grilled meats, stews and other Persian specialties. With two locations in the city, Persian Room is known for its cosy and traditional atmosphere, warm service and delectable cuisine, and you’ll find the South Yarra branch located on Toorak Road. For an authentic Middle Eastern dining experience, book a table and head on over.
Combining sleek, modern decor with a menu packed full of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, at Melbourne’s Persian Room 248 in South Yarra you can feast on Persian favourites or enjoy some shisha in the relaxed ambience. Start off with some kashke bademjan (a rich Persian dish made from eggplant, onion, garlic, mashed walnut and special Persian sauce served with hot bread) or some sabzi with cheese.
Persian cuisine is known for its mouth-watering meats grilled to perfection and at Persian Room 248 we recommend trying some for yourself in the form of a kebab or a hearty Middle Eastern stew. Vegetarians will find plenty of choice too, with options like the mirza ghasemi (a North Iranian vegetable dish with roasted eggplants, eggs and tomatoes served with salad or basmati rice). Located on Toorak Road, Melbourne’s Persian Room 248 draws in crowds every day of the week, so score one of the best seats at this South Yarra hotspot by making a booking in advance.
Good experience overall. Probably didn't need a booking on a Thursday evening, but service and food was good. Must try the eggplant dip - it's excellent!
Was really good. We were pleasantly surprised. The only criticism is the meat was a bit overcooked and dry. Was still good and service was excellent. Nice decor too...traditional with a modern flair. Highly recommend.
Nice food, nice staff, good value for money, real authentic Iranian food