A fusion of ancient Persian and modern Iranian cuisine served in one of London's first and finest authentic restaurants.

It is with great sadness that we have decided to close until further notice from 4pm today. This is not a decision that we have taken lightly. We have been open for over 35 years and have never faced such a serious challenge. 

We wish all of our customers a very happy Nowruz tomorrow. We may be celebrating Persian New Year on a difficult note, but we wish health and happiness to everyone for the coming year. Look after yourselves and stay safe.

The Hafez team

The authentic taste of Persia

Situated in the heart of Notting Hill, Hafez Restaurant is one of London’s first and finest authentic Persian restaurants.

Our Head Chef, Farshid Ziafat, is renowned as one of the best Persian chefs in the UK and all our dishes are prepared on our premises daily.

Family-run since 1983, our longevity is testimony to the warmth of our welcome. Whether you would like a romantic dinner, lunch with friends or a family gathering, we offer delicious food and friendly service in a unique and quirky setting.

The traditional Persian cuisine produced by Master Chef Farshid Ziafat and his team in the Hafez Restaurant is without doubt the best of its kind anywhere in the world.

The Khalili Family


Come and experience delicious, authentic Persian cuisine in Notting Hill,  London. We look forward to welcoming you at Hafez Restaurant.

The freshest ingredients

Persian food is unique amongst other Middle Eastern cuisines as it uses blends of fresh herbs and subtle aromatic spices such as saffron with fruit, nuts, pulses and vegetables to combine and complement meat, fish and fluffy Persian rice. Hafez sources only the best quality cuts of British meat and the freshest herbs and vegetables. Our dishes are prepared on the premises daily.

Order a takeaway

All our dishes are available for take away. View our take away menu and contact us to place an order.

Opening Hours



12pm - 12am

Last orders: 11pm



Inside seating: 70 people
Pavement  seating: 10-12 people
10% cover charge for groups of 10+

Contact & Directions


5 Hereford Road, London W2 4AB

0207 221 3167  &  0207 229 9398


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