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 Lane
020 7420 9320
Public transport:
Leicester Square, Underground
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Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 386 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Dishoom

5.0 out of 5 2 March 2015
by Sean C.

Dishoom is downright delicious.

I'm told this place is an authentic Bombay cafe which I can't yet verify. It doesn't matter. The food is excellent. The trademark black daal (£4.90) and chicken ruby (£8.20), neither of which shied away from flavor or spice, left me both full and wanting more. There was probably cocaine in both of them. I don't know that I care. These are mandatory for a first...more

5.0 out of 5 26 February 2015
by Irene H.

Saturday night, we waited 2 hours to be seated but it was 100% worth it. The service is superb and the hostess would bring out drinks while we waited outside. Then you could be seated/ stand around the bar when space opened up and order some appetizers. We started with okra fries and samosas. The okra fries were addictive and wonderful - and I hate okra.

For dinner, we opted to share a bunch...more

5.0 out of 5 24 February 2015
by Rhiannon M.

I love Dishoom (but not that they don't take reservations nor that they're always crazy busy).

But logistical complaints aside, the food is excellent. One of my missions in my London life is to find a source for excellent lentils (why is that so hard?!), and Dishoom's black lentils are by far my favorite so far. Thick, rich, creamy, spicy. And only £4.95/order. I could happily sit down with...more

5.0 out of 5 23 February 2015
by William M.

D' ya like Indian food?

Come here!

Looking for flavors that delight and bring joy to your body?

You must come here!

Came here for breakfast and the menu was amazing, so many great dishes on offer. How many breakfast dishes can I order and not waste too much food, I wonder, as I read the menu from top to bottom, and learned quite a bit, actually.

The last time I was in Mumbai (Bombay) I...more

5.0 out of 5 10 February 2015
by Arshi K.

I want to tell the owners of Dishoom to open a branch in NYC and I'll gladly run it for them!

We've been here 5 times over the course of two years and love the authentic, Bombay street food-style small plates done just right.

5 star dishes on the menu:

-- Vegetarian (potato + peas filling) or the lamb kheema samosas - both are excellent and a safe bet.

-- Okra Fries: crispy, savory, yummy....more

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