Menu

 

We only choose the freshest produce which we then prepare with the finest herbs and spices. Be it a stew or something marinaded and fresh off the grill, you’ll love it.

 

Starters

Taftoon (V)
Freshly baked Persian speciality table bread

£1.50

Sabzi Paneer (V)
A selection of Persian herbs, walnuts and paneer cheese

£4.00

Mast-o-Khiyar (V)
A dip/relish of yoghurt, herbs, mixed with cucumber

£3.50

Mast-o-Moosir (V)
A dip/relish of yogurt mixed with chopped wild garlic (shallots)

£3.50

Bourani (V) 
A dip/relish of yoghurt mixed with chopped spinach

£3.50

Humus (V)
Mashed chickpeas, tahini with garlic & olive oil

£3.50

Zeitoone-parvardeh (V) 
Marinated Olives mixed with pomegranate juice and crushed walnuts

£4.50

Dolma (V)
Stuffed vine leaves

£4.00

Mirza Ghasemi (V) 
Grilled crushed aubergine and garlic blended eggs and tomato

£4.00

Kashk-o-Bademjan (V) 
Crushed fried aubergine, walnuts, fried onions and kashk (traditional Persian preserved yogurt whey)

£4.00

Ghel-Gheli 
Meatballs made of a mixture of minced meat, onions, prunes, herbs and spices

£4.00

Plate of Mazzeh
Serves 2: choice of 5 starters (small plate) 
Serves 4: choice of 5 starters (large plate)            

£12.00

£20.00

Kookoo Sabzi
A mixture of finely chopped spinach, leek, dill, parsley barberries and walnuts which is mixed with egg flattened and pan-fried

£4.50

Olivieh
Finely diced chicken blended with eggs, potato, gherkins, green peas and mayo

£4.50

Soup of the Day
Freshly prepared on a daily basis, please ask

£4.00 

Salads

Salad-e Shirazi (V)
Diced cucumber, tomatoes, red onions with seasoning and sour grape juice

£4.00

Seasonal Salad (V)
Iceberg lettuce, tomato, cucumber, shredded red & white cabbage, shredded carrot

£3.50

Chicken Salad
Chicken tossed with Iceberg lettuce, tomato and cucumber served with dressing

£5.50

Chef Salad
Cucumber,  cherry tomato, onions, olives, feta cheese, parsley and croutons tossed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar

£5.50

Grills

All grilled main dishes are served with a grilled tomato, saffron rice and salad

Barg 
Tender lamb fillet flattened and marinated with the finest saffron

£13.90

Sultani
A popular traditional dish which is a combination of the dishes Barg and Kobideh (see above)

£15.90

Chenjeh 
Tender pieces of lamb fillet marinated with saffron for a minimum of 24 hrs which gives it a unique and delicate taste

£13.50

Kobideh
Two skewers of traditionally minced lamb mixed with onions

£10.00

Shashlik
Lamb chops marinated with the delicate flavour of saffron

£13.50

Ghafghazi 
Tender pieces of diced lamb and chicken with onions and chilli peppers grilled to perfection

£13.50

Bakhtiari 
Combination of tender pieces of flattened lamb fillet and chicken breast

£13.50

Mixed Kebab
Skewer of Kobideh and a skewer of juje bi-ostokhan

£13.50

Juje ba-ostokhan
Baby chicken on the bone, marinated overnight with saffron and onions

£13.00

Juje bi-ostokhan
Chicken Kebab; Tender pieces of the finest chicken breast marinated with saffron and onions

£10.00

Pistachio Chicken
Chicken Kebab; Tender pieces of the finest chicken breast marinated with pistachio and fresh herbs and fresh lemon juice

£12.00

Special Chef’s Kebab
Tender boneless chicken thighs, marinated to perfection with mayonnaise and onions

£12.00

Plate of Kebab (serves 2)
1 skewer Juje bi-ostokhan, 2 skewer kobideh and a skewer chenjeh or a skewer of shashlik, served with 2 saffron rice and topped with barberries

£31.00

Plate of Kebab (serves 3)
1 skewer Juje bi-ostokhan,1 skewer half baby chicken, 3 skewer kobideh and a skewer chenjeh or a skewer of shashlik, served with 3 saffron rice and topped with barberries

£45.00

Plate of Kebab (serves 4) 
1 skewer Juje bi-ostokhan, 1 skewer half baby chicken, 4 skewer kobideh and a skewer chenjeh or a skewer of shashlik, 1 skewer of Barg, served with 4 saffron rice and topped with barberries

£63.00

Traditional Stews

Try our delicious traditional Persian desserts as a perfect complement to your meal

Gheyme-Bademjan 
Finely diced lamb with baby aubergine, yellow split peas, tomatoes, sun-dried lime and saffron

£10.00

Ghorme Sabzi
Diced lamb with fresh parsley, coriander, chives and fenugreek with red kidney beans and sun dried lime

£10.00

Fesenjoon
A Persian sweet and sour speciality dish; pieces of chicken cooked with ground walnuts, onions, spices and a pomegranate puree which creates a unique flavour

£10.00

Bamieh
Finely diced lamb with okra, tomatoes, saffron, mixed peppers and onion

£10.00

Zereshk Polo Ba Morgh
Rice & barberries steamed cooked and served with a tender half chicken in a saffron marinade, giving a wonderful aroma

£11.00

Baghali polo ba Mahicheh
Traditional lamb shank stew served with steamed rice mixed with dill and broad beans

£14.00

Baghali polo ba Gardan
Traditional lamb neck stew served with steamed rice mixed with dill and broad beans

 

£14.00

Vegan and Vegetarian Dishes

Vegetarian Stew (V)
Baby aubergines and courgette, baby potatoes & mixed peppers with tomatoes, saffron marinade

£10.00

Celery Stew (V)
A healthy and flavourful vegetarian stew with celery, parsley and mint

£9.00

Loobia Polo (V)
Persian green bean rice. Persian style rice cooked with green beans, potato, onions, tomato pure and carrot

£9.00

Baghali polo ba kookoo sabzi (V)
Rice mixed with dill and broad beans and served kookoo sabzi (see starter menu)

£9.00

Seafood

Grilled Sea bass
Grilled whole Sea bass marinated in saffron, lemon juice and onions served with steamed rice mixed with dill and broad beans

£13.50

Grilled Salmon
Boneless salmon fillet, marinated in saffron, black pepper, dash of lemon juice and olive oil served with steamed rice mixed with dill and broad beans

£16.50

Ghalieh Mahi
Spicy hot and sour fish stew, king fish on bone marinated with tamarind paste, fresh herbs, onions and garlic served with saffron rice

£13.00

Hours of Service

MON – SAT
12:00pm – 10:00pm

SUN
12:00pm – 10:00pm

We Serve Halal Food

Visit Persian Empire

Address:

 

69-71 Upper Parliament St

Nottingham NG1 6LD

Phone: 0115 924 1999