If you are tired of the usual kebabs and want to try an authentic Persian dish in London, visit Nutshell in Covent Garden. Husband and wife team Mohammad Paknejad and Marwa Alkhalaf first teamed up with ex-Noma chef Leonardo Pereira, popping up in Brick Lane last year. Now they’ve brought in a new Head Chef, Jeremy Borrow, to execute their vision of traditional Iranian recipes with a modern twist.
The new theatreland restaurant is split over two floors and can accommodate 80 diners. The colour pallet is reminiscent of a pistachio orchard, which is served as inspiration for the restaurants’ name, featuring tones of green and pink contrasted by brass fixtures and surfaces of light marble and dark timber wood.