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
This one has been on my bookmarks list for a while. I admit it was there more for the prospect of a bacon naan. My wife had noticed it too and suggested we try it out for lunch on her birthday. While we didn't have a bacon naan, the decision was inspired and we had a lunch which surpassed our expectations.
We chose several dishes which covered most parts of the menu. We ate until we had...more
Ok, I randomly picked this place because it has high reviews on both Yelp and Trip Advisor. But a lot of Indian restaurants have high ratings in London - so it truly was a random pick.
This is why I was shocked that there was a line waiting out the door at 3 pm on a random Saturday!!
It's all good though. We decided to wait and were seated within 30 minutes. Which was awesome. The staff was...more
For those of you not familiar with Dishoom, it's a restaurant styled in homage to the Irani street food cafés which make up Bombay. I've been to Dishoom for dinner, which is great. but for the purpose of this review - let's talk breakfast!
There's three across London (Covent Garden, Shoreditch and Kings X), I went to the one in Kings Cross branch. The building itself is beautiful and one of...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