OUR STORY

“Like many Persian families in London, most of my childhood memories were made around the dinner table, where household dishes become life-long favourites – every Persian will tell you that their mum’s cooking is the best! With Berenjak I wanted to evoke those feelings, and reinterpret signature dishes using seasonal British produce. Spices, dips, pickles and handfuls of herbs are the flavours of my childhood. For me, it wouldn’t be a Persian dinner without sitting elbow-to-elbow with friends and family, sharing each dish until every scrap has gone”

– Kian Samyani, Founder


ABOUT

Berenjak is named after the handfuls of brightly coloured, toasted rice eaten as a snack at funfairs in Persia.

Wherever you visit Berenjak, you can expect to be immersed in Iran’s rich cultural history. At Soho, you can find our reinterpretation of the hole-in-the-wall kabab houses that line the streets of Tehran, whereas in Borough, the Berenjak Townhouse journeys out of the centre of Tehran and into the rural foothills of the Alborz mountains which surround the city.