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
I can only postulate the kitsch of eating indian food in the heart of london and the assumption that a long line must mean great food has brought this place unwarranted attention. The wait in line is about 45 min. as they refused to take a reservation from me when I passed by the restaurant earlier in the afternoon. The other people in line (whether London natives or tourists, I don't know)...more
I'm a big Dishoom fan, but I'd never eaten at the Covent Garden restaurant until this week.
I dashed out of work at 5pm to try and beat the queues (no prebooking unless for 6 or more people and even then only a few tables can be prebooking). The queue beat me. I arrived and we had a 45 minute wait.
Luckily the brought out chai and mint teas and we probably only queued about 30 mins until we...more
I don't like queuing, especially for food when I'm hungry. BUT Dishoom is worth the wait. You can't book (unless for 6+ people) so we got there before 6pm to try and beat the dinner rush a little later.
We were told the wait would be about 45mins but I think it was more like half an hour. They brought out complimentary hot chai to drink too.
Once at the front of the queue we were then able...more
I think I'm addicted to the squid. I love asian food and a lot of the main dishes are solid 7/10's but the chilli squid and bacon naan roll (morning breakfast) are stand out dishes.
The cocktails are actually very good too. It's definitely a fusion of East meets west eventhough it is portrayed as Bombay cafe. The decor is a lovely feature of this place in a world that seemingly nowadays. Tees...more
I love this restaurant! Been here 5 times now and everyone I bring here also ends up loving it I have tried the lunch/dinner menu here and both the veg and non-veg dishes are delicious. My favourites being calamari, Lamb boti, ruby chicken and roomali roti. I've had the coke float once, but was not available on the last 2 occasions I have been here, so that's the only disappointing thing...more