Persian food – not a cuisine that we were familiar with, but on our recent short break in Auckland, we spotted an opportunity to try something new. Just one of the many restaurants along Parnell Road, the compact Rumi is richly decorated in deep red tones. We had arrived quite early in the evening, so had no problems in getting a prime table for dinner.
As total newbies, we engaged in a deep discussion with our friendly server, with the aim of getting a good introduction to the cuisine. Our final decision: a mezze platter for two, followed by two mains to share.
Serving sizes were extremely generous, so unfortunately dessert – despite some rather tempting choices – was definitely not an option for us.
A special mention should go to the friendly staff, who made us feel like honoured guests in a family home. Note that the menu caters for various dietary requirements, including gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian.
We really liked it.
OverallRumi delivered a most enjoyable introduction to Persian food. Ideal for hearty appetites, and with excellent service, Rumi also caters for vegetarians and those with other dietary requirements.
Find it atRumi
251 Parnell Road
Telephone: +64 9 307 0090