Dishoom pays loving homage to the old Irani cafes that were once part of the fabric of life in Bombay.
The menu features breakfasts (including the "full Bombay"), lamb raan (the house special), tikka, biryani, chicken and pomegranate salad, masala prawns and great chai.
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Venue Details & Map
7 Boundary StreetShoreditchLondonE2 7JE
- +44 (0)20 7420 9324
- Public transport:
- Shoreditch, Underground
I'll begin with an obligatory complaint about the queues. There will be a long queue on a Friday or Saturday night. Don't complain.
The atmosphere here is energetic and it's full of young professionals gathered at the bar waiting for their tables so once the host staff hand you your little vibrating black box of joy, feel free to join them you young go-getter, you!
Cocktails here are fairly...more
I have eaten here twice for breakfast and once for dinner. Once, I got the Akuri eggs, which were super tasty with just the right amount of spice (not too spicy, not too salty), served with a side of grilled tomato and two little buttered buns (~£7, 4 stars--5 if it had been a little warmer, as it was a bit cold upon being served). The house chai I got with another buttered bun was also quite...more
Yup yup, this place is all sorts of solid and delish, but four stars is generous. I'd say 3.5
Went on Saturday night despite the suicide-inducing 110 minutes of estimated waiting time, and spent the majority of it nibbling on some fabulously juicy prawns, some calamari and lamb samosas (all three very good) and a shitload of alcohol, because how else are you going to deal with life.
We visited at 8 pm on a Wednesday night in late July:
A local recommended this Indian restaurant. I checked Trip Advisor and the reviews were great. We read warnings about long wait times. The restaurant does not do reservations and it's true you have to queue to keep your reservation. We arrived to find a long queue. I didn't want to stand in line but the friendly hostess assured us in 30...more
I am from Bombay (not Mumbai, never Mumbai). I had to try out what Dishoom claims to serve--the kind of food you'd get in Irani cafes back home. The menu definitely looked promising: kheema pav, far far, etc. Not everything's in there, but there's enough. I am not a purist anyway.
The drinks on the menu are good. Especially, the chais--regular, chocolate, Baileys, the lot. The lassis are...more