When a friend of mine discovered breakfast at the Persian Room at Pyrmont, I was intrigued by what they would have to serve. So one sunny weekend, after a great morning at the Pyrmont Growers Market, I started waking towards the Pyrmont Point park in search of the Persian room.
Nestled just around the corner of Jones Bay Wharf is the Persian Room, a distinctly Persian themed restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We walked into an empty restaurant and the owner was nearly surprised to see us, he probably didn't expect anyone as soon as he opened for breakfast.
We sat at a table admiring the décor, the wall art, the Persian-inspired crockery and cutlery and the beautiful gold-rimmed glasses for water.
The breakfast menu was brought to us - it wasn't very elaborate. While it had the regular breakfast items it did have a couple of interesting options like Poached Eggs with pistachios (highly recommended) and a Date, Walnut and Almond omelette (Who would have thought?).
The owner seemed to settle in a bit by then and did manage to have a chat with us and encouraged us to try to Persian specialties like the date and walnut omelette. Persian cuisine is known for its usage of dried fruit and nut. He also spoke about the lamb koftas, aubergine dip, fig salad and saffron rice that is served at lunch and dinner time. Since it was too early in the morning to try the exotic array of dishes on the menu, we stuck to the regulars.
Being an easy 10 minute walk from The Star, the restaurant is not very hard to reach by ferry or by car. Since it's located in Pyrmont you should expect it to be priced on the higher side, but if you'd like to taste something different, this surely is a good option. While the portions are not too huge, it surely is a nice little restaurant for a good meal.