Thursday, 15 January 2009

Persian Restaurant "Donya" in Bristol Road

Yesterday 3 of us went to Persian restaurant "Doyna" in Bristol Road.

Donya is the restaurant took the place of Phoenix Cafe (aka House of Phoenix) a year ago or so. I ate once at Phoenix, but this was the first time to eat at the successor.

As I don't have photo, I won't write a full review and will keep myself to a short note.

It is a small restaurant of maybe 30 covers or so. Although it was Wednesday evening, the place was more than half full. The menu isn't much different from any other Persian restaurants in Birmingham. Starters (£3) - Kebabs (£6-10) - Stews and rice (£5-7.50).

The lamb kebab came in a generous portion and both rice and meat were delicious and of decent quality ingredients. Stews were very good as well. One featured unusual pickled walnuts (but as it is not written so on the menu, if you happen not like it, it should be hugely annoying. We shared also 2 starters, 2 Persian teas and 1 herb tea. The total bill was slightly more than £30 before service. Good value.

The service left somehow to be desired, partly because it was busy. It was annoying that a waitress took away water and still 1/3 full bottle of wine right after the main meal.

0121 415 4599
558 Bristol Road
Selly Oak, Birmingham
B29 6BE
Also delivery (3 mile radius, over £10).