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About Us

Who We Are


Located close to the centre of Roundhay in Leeds, Darvish is a small, family friendly restaurant.

Darvish restaurant opened in March 2004 and is located on Roundhay Road in Leeds. Originating from ancient Persian, Darvish is named after ascetics, whose focus is on the universal values of love and service.

Darvish's interior also reflects its classic origins with the majority of the décor purchased from Iran, including handmade carpets and cookware. With most ingredients also sourced from Iran and saffron used in all dishes, the result is beautifully fragranced classic Persian dishes to suit every palate.

Darvish has received some excellent reviews from online publications such as The Vegan Punk and Yorkshire Evening Post. It has also attracted a number of celebrity dinners, such as Phill Jupitus, who tweeted his thoughts on the food and Keith Lemon, who left this concise summary of his experience.

Darvish Staff

TripAdvisorCertificate of Excellence


The Certificate of Excellence honours hospitality businesses that deliver great service and have consistently achieved great reviews over the past year.

There is no application process for the Certificate of Excellence, and the achievement is earned over time.

Authentic FoodFrom our chef


Pictured here with Jamie Oliver, Alireza hails from Tehran in Iran, where his passion for cooking led him to pursue his chef training. He moved to the UK in 2007 and began his career at Darvish.

Darvish chef