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“Good food but pricey ”
Review of Cheminee Persian Restaurant - CLOSED

Cheminee Persian Restaurant
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Persian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

Food was really good here but service was awful, the lady hardly spoke english and was pretty incompetent. However the food here is fresh and tasty, definitely some of the best I've had. Tastecard works well here but even so was pretty expensive.

Thank Charlie H
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Cheminee is tucked away in a peaceful street between paddington and edgeware road and has a nice vibe. And, the food is not that bad. However, for the price, which is about 30% above far better persian restaurants nearby it just seems poor value and has never grabbed me the way some restaurants do.

Thank pinoudelondres
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We visited this place because we have always wanted to try persian food and also we had a groupon voucher and thought it was a nice central london location but we were utterly disappointed. The service was pathetic, the waitress was in a hurry to take our orders with a blank face ( no smile whatsoever ). We were served wine first and our glasses were so dirty we decided not to have the wine. They came our food, which was again pretty bland. I ordered lamb chops and chips. Lamb chops were dry, salad stale and chips were from the freezer. Decor definitely needs some updating and so do the toilets. Will definitely not go back. Please avoid if you can.

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6  Thank Sue7714
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

A party of four of us went to Cheminee on Sunday for a 3 course lunch, arranged through Amazon. We, like the previous reviewer were charged double the service charge! I have since contacted the restaurant TWICE by email to ask for further explanation regarding this...no reply, 5 days later! The meal we had was just ok, in this very basic restaurant, which is definitely in need of a make over. There was a strong, kind of "musty" smell throughout, which increased as you descended to toilets in the basement. The waitress fulfilled her role in the sense she served all of us our food correctly and without any long delays, but without a hint of a smile & no interaction with us at all For this reason alone, I resent paying such a hefty service charge. No one from our group would return to this restaurant. There is simply too much choice in London. We recently dined in both the Dorchester & Ritz with Amazon deals, neither of these top class establishments, (I must add with service that was second to none,) added service charges of 25% that Cheminee does!

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5  Thank Elizabeth W
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

It was a mistake to sit outside as all tables are not stable which makes it rather hard to enjoy your meal plus outside pub opposite was alot of... Well loud people. Inside actually looked quite pleasant. Food was fine, rather large portions so you shouldn't leave with empty bellly. Prices reasonable. Service charge 12.5 already added to the bil.

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Thank Heni0
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