Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 23:00
- Families and Children Welcome
About Parsis Cafe & Dining Room
One evening in Bombay a local walked past a frequent gathering of Irani settlers who became mesmerised by the aromas from their Irani Chai Tea; he subsequently asked them for a glass in exchange for money; that night the Irani Chai Café was born..
Due to rising popularity of Irani Chai teas many Persians decided to set up serving establishments in Bombay – many of the buildings available were quite regal and lavish buildings that were currently unoccupied during British Rule and the coincidence of the rising of the Indian Middle Classes. The delightful, nostalgic cafe’s with their high ceilings and European decorations, mixed with Persian icons and artefacts soon became the iconic trademarks of Irani café’s in Bombay.
The restaurants can still be found in modern day Mumbai and are still serving Iranian, Indian cuisines from Persian Biryianis, Sali Murghi, Parsi Omelettes, Chicken Farcha, Sali Boti, Dhansak and a variety of drinks to match such as Lassi and Coolers. These cuisines are still as popular today and the buildings may have aged a little but the legacy lives on…
The food was really good - not what I was expecting, and certainly some new flavours. Some of the dishes didnt quite seem authentic (like the dhansak! not like my mums!!) but certainly it was good and flavoursome. The selection of beers is not quite right. This needs to be thought about more. Its maybe not the reason people will visit but it isnt right to suit the food. From a service perspective: Once you grab someones attention it is ok, but you know you will sell more stuff if your servers actually ask you rather than the customer having to wait 10's of minutes to grab their attention! The atmosphere is excellent, something different and cool. Get the service right and you will have a thriving business!!
Our third visit. Can't fault it.
Chefs specials were delicious as was the slaw
First time at Parsis ,loved it .The atmosphere and the service and the food was excellent ,looking forward to our next visit
Excellent food! Best kulfi I have ever had Service staff still learning - young probably 1st time in food industry. Background music v loud.
A lovely experience.Fabulous food,great atmosphere and friendly swift service.Really good value
Great food, second visit and well worth it. Service was good.
The food was incredible as always and the service is always fantastic. All of the waiters and waitresses were very friendly and helpful. The decoration and attention to detail is staggering. We're always eager to recommend Parsis to our friends.
All the food was amazing
Excellent atmosphere. Lovely food - all six dishes for our group came out beautifully presented and so tasty. Thank you for making my husband and daughters birthday meal so special.
Lovely atmosphere, great food and our table was well-attended. We'll be back!
Great menu and a good selection of vegetarian dishes It was a bit quiet so that is why I didn't give 5 stars for atmosphere.
Really nice starters
Love the decor and ambience and the food is delicious. Great to have an authentic Bombay cafe on our doorstep - we'll be back soon for more (especially the black dhal).
Staff very helpful and knowledgable in assisting us with choice of food. Portions good and full of flavour. Highly recommend the restaurant, we'll be back!
Fantastic food. Fresh, great flavours, inventive. Very good value for money. Brilliant decor. Buzzing atmosphere. Different. Exciting. Manager great-squeezed us in on a very busy night and so welcoming when we arrived. Can’t wait to visit again.
Fab food, great restaurant and wonderful decor, no expense spared, a truly unique restaurant in Leamington Spa.
I was quite disappointed by my visit to Parsis. When I usually book a table for my birthday and note this on my reservation, it is at least acknowledged on arrival. The food was slow and we had eaten everything by the time the nan bread came. When we had finished our meal, we were given a desert menu. We were then told that we could not order any deserts 'anyway' because the kitchen had closed- and were then handed the bill, even though we had not been planning on leaving at that time. Quite a shame, seeing it was on my birthday.
Another wonderful evening .... thank you 😊 Superb food and the best service in leamington 👍
Please be mindful starters and main course can arrive all at once
Fantastic food bursting with flavour.
My new favourite place to eat in leamington!
Delightful Biryiani lunch here the other day in this charming, idiosyncratic cafe.
Lovely evening. Thank you :)