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Leon: a trendy canteen with transalpine inspiration


A perfect place to take a break between two boutiques at the Sam Centre.

With its brick wall and slate floor, this restaurant, one of five addresses in the Leon chain, sets the tone. This is one of the capital's trendy addresses, favoured by Tehran's wealthy youth and tourists tired of the stuffy decor of some of the other upscale establishments. Cocktails (non-alcoholic of course), tasty burgers, runny chocolate cakes… the menu is international and varied. But the establishment owes its success to Italian-influenced dishes, such as pizza and pasta, which in the 60s were quite rare in the country of the chelo kebab. Leon also has cafés in the district of Niavaran and the ASP Tower, two comfortable, cosy, and romantic places to drink a ‘little black' or have breakfast away from the bustle of the city. Another restaurant will soon open its doors on Pasdaran Avenue, in one of the upscale neighbourhoods north of the city. Leon
8th floor of the Sam Centre
Fereshteh Avenue
Tehran +98 21 22653841 Menu: around 50,000 IRR

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