Located in the landmark St Martin’s Courtyard development, Dishoom is an unexpected and fresh take on café culture. Its heritage borrows from the cafés, street grills and food stalls of Bombay – such as Britannia Café, Bademiya and Chowpatty Beach. Its setting is inspired by the Irani cafés of old but is very much modern-day London. And just as in Bombay, the informal, bustling and buzzing atmosphere welcomes all.
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12 Upper St Martin's LaneLondonWC2N 4AN
- 020 7420 9320
- Public transport:
- Leicester Square, Underground
If I could give it 10 stars, I would. Don't even know where to begin. Bottom line: DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE. Unanimously voted worth waiting outside in line for an hour in the cold (sweetened by cups of chai and lemonade on the house - but don't worry, you can reserve tables too).
Gimlet was the best I ever had. Bombay colada was fresh and heavenly. Calamari, black daal, and garlic naan were...more
Three reasons to love Dishoom:
(1) The cool Bollywood-inspired name
(2) The reasonable prices for the location
(3) The quality of the food
No, this is not the best Indian restaurant in London. (That title goes to Montys in Ealing.) But it does what it does well and efficiently. Portions are right-sized. They have an efficient system by which to handle the steady flow of customers that...more
I was really disappointed when I came here. It came to me so highly recommended by so many people that I went for my birthday. We were seated at a table downstairs and away from where most people sat, which of course happens but, I already felt like I was missing out on something.
When I ordered my food the waitress told me that I should really order her recommendations, and she sounded so...more
Having been to the Dishoom in King's Cross for lunch, I came to this one in Covent Garden for brunch a month later. While still great, I think the first experience was transcendental, so this one loses a star for not quite matching up.
- It's a fun, attractive, interesting restaurant, with lots to catch the eye.
- Food is good quality and tasty.
- The chai tea is beautifully...more
This joint serves up very delicious Indian food. I normally don't hunt down Indian food, but since I was in London visiting I had to have some. Out of all the meals I had during my week stay, this was the best meal I had.
The Chicken Ruby, their version of Chicken Tiki Masala, was very tasty. It had a great balance of richness and the chicken was very moist and tender. My favorite by far was...more