Relish Authentic Flavours and Aroma of Iran at The Persian Restaurant in Bardon

You may not have tasted Iranian food quite like the one served at The Persian Restaurant at MacGregor Terrace in Bardon. For Middle Eastern cuisine that has set the bar in the area for nearly a decade, The Persian Restaurant is a favourite of locals but also gets frequent visitors from outside Brisbane.  

Diners come back to this busy establishment for its rich, authentic Iranian food flavours and aroma. Regulars return for a filling serving of kababs and grilled eggplant, or a banquet of Persian or Middle Eastern platters with dolmeh, kashk-e-bademjan, hummus, falafel, and a choice of gluten-free bread.

The menu at The Persian Restaurant has a varied selection of appetizers, salads, and the main course like lamb or chicken paired with Basmati rice. Dessert choices are also a delight and the Iranian Baklava with rose water syrup comes highly recommended.

Photo Credit: The Persian Restaurant/Facebook
Photo Credit: The Persian Restaurant/Facebook
Photo Credit: The Persian Restaurant/Facebook

The ambience at The Persian Restaurant is also a celebration of colourful Iranian culture, where walls are filled murals that depict its history.

Persia was home to one of the earliest cultures in the world and the preparation of Persian food has been developed and passed on from generation to generation. Dining at this place can be a pretty special experience.

The Persian Restaurant is open from Tuesday to Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and from Friday to Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  

“Went for lunch with a friend for her birthday. Food is delicious, love the lamb shank, so tender and juicy. Love the dips with the soft pillowy flat bread. And the chicken cooked with pomegranate, it is so unique and tasty. Very lovely service. Highly recommended”

~ Rikke Fung, via Facebook

“Occupying a large space in the old Bardon Shopping Centre on Busy McGregor Terrace, this multi-purpose space provides a very authentic experience with friendly staff, good food and… is BYO. Hurrah! Although influenced by the country’s Arab Muslim neighbours, Iranian food also owes much to its Indo-European origins. Herbs spices fruit and nuts feature to flavour proteins and rice giving a delightfully different experience at a low price. Huge servings! We will be back tomorrow.”

~ Aberdeen, via Trip Advisor

“We are from Sydney and passed by The Persian Restaurant a couple of years ago and liked the look of the place and the menu, so decided on a future visit to Brisbane, we’d check it out. We finally got to visit the restaurant around a week ago as we were back in Brisbane. We weren’t disappointed as the food was very good. The meat was cooked really well and everything was really tasty.”

~ Stephen B. Cohen, via Google Reviews

Restaurants to Keep You Warm this Winter in Bardon

Bardon has several restaurants serving up delicious comfort food to keep you warm this winter season. If you are looking for a hearty, delightful meal, check out these restaurants that are dishing up a specialised winter menu to give you the warm fuzzies to help you beat the cold weather.

Smoked Paprika

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One of the favourite brunch spots of Brisbane foodies, Smoked Paprika has a new menu includes a serious serving of flavourful dishes created by Hungarian head chef and owner Gabor Traub. Aptly named after Hungary’s favourite spice, Smoked Paprika has been delighting customers with their mouth-watering, Instagram-worthy, all-day breakfast and lunch meals.

One of the newest additions to their freshly revamped menu is the Nutella S’mores Almond Hot Chocolate that is ready to warm up your cold morning.

Another hit with the brunch crowd is their sensational serving of Crepes, a culinary creation filled with Hungarian beef stew, poached eggs, smoked paprika hollandaise, goats cheese, pan fried spinach, chickpeas, mushrooms, and parsnip puree.

Their menu also includes vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

Smoked Paprika is open from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. Visit their official page to learn more.

Location: 9/65 MacGregor Terrace, Bardon

The Persian Restaurant

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For those cold winter nights, warm dinner awaits in The Persian Restaurant in Bardon. Serving authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, the family-owned restaurant is beloved for their delicious Persian food that includes traditional Kebab dishes, lamb shanks, and more.

The restaurant is known for serving a special winter soup (Asheh e Reshteh) every other night and their menu also includes a gluten-free/vegan soup of the day.

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The restaurant’s food options range from simple salads and light meals to hearty main course dishes, such as their gluten-free Baghali Polo that comes with Basmati long rice with broad beans and dill served with chicken or lamb.

The Persian Restaurant is open from  5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Tuesdays to Thursdays and from 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Fridays to Sundays. Visit their website to learn more.

Location: 65 Macgregor Terrace, Bardon

Lutèce Bistro & Wine Bar

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Thinking of having a French degustation? Lutèce Bistro & Wine Bar has curated an exclusive Winter Tasting Menu and a Special Winter Lunch Menu to satisfy your cravings for an authentic French cuisine.

The Winter Tasting Menu includes their signature sand crab lasagne with a creamy crustacean sauce plus an extensive list of desserts and a selection of wine.

Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu options are also available.

Lutèce Bistro & Wine Bar is open from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for lunch and from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. for dinner. For bookings, call 07 3161 1858 or email Visit their official page for more information.

Location: 1/60 Macgregor Terrace, Bardon