Nutshell brings modern Iranian to Covent GardenHALAL STATUS Lamb & Chicken Halal • Alcohol served
An Iranian restaurant called Nutshell has quietly opened in Covent Garden this month with a menu that appears quite modern.
Promising to bring “the secrets of Iranian cuisine… cooked in too few restaurants but almost every home”, this chic modern eatery is using recipes “handed down through generations”.
While the restaurant does serve alcohol, it has confirmed with FtLion its “lamb and chicken are both halal”.
Owners Mohammad and Marwa say they “hope to lift the lid on this glorious complexity and tell the untold stories of the enchanting, ancient cuisine of Iran”.
As such, be prepared to discover dishes like the Joosh Pareh, that’s a beef dumpling dish cooked in a sour cherry broth, which, while being found in both the east and west, is eaten by Turkmans, Armenians, Khorasanis and Azaris in Iran.
Or there’s the octopus, sabzi salsa, butterbeans, which is Nutshell’s take on a classic ghormeh sabzi – a heavy stew made with lots of herbs, kidney beans and Persian dried limes.
One Halal blogger who has already visited is My Big Fat Halal Blog who concluded: “Highly recommend it if you want to try something a little different be sure to get the bazaar bread too!”
30 St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4ER.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun (Lunch) 12:00–14:45, (Dinner) 17:00–23:00