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#39 of 1,175 Indian in London
#434 of 16,828 Restaurants in London
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Expect long queues at this group’s original branch. It’s based on a Bombay café, of the sort opened by Iranian immigrants in the early 20C. Try vada pa...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant
TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT - RE-OPENING SUMMER 2020. The original Bombay cafes have almost all disappeared. Their faded elegance welcomed all: rich businessmen, sweaty taxi-wallas and courting couples. Fans turned slowly. Bentwood chairs were reflected in stained mirrors, next to sepia family portraits. Students had breakfast. Families dined. Lawyers read briefs. Writers found their characters. Opened early last century by Zoroastrian immigrants from Iran, there were almost four hundred cafes at their peak in the 1960s. Now, fewer than thirty remain. Their loss is much mourned by Bombayites.
US$19 - US$32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Indian, Asian
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

33 pound for 10 naan. I love this place but sadly they have hugely increased prices in the last few months . Very very sad .

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 6 days ago

All I can say is myself and my partner were absolutely silent whilst eating because the food was so tasty! The chef's special is to die for! The staff were great and friendly and made some great recommendations! Whilst we were there a gentleman was...going round disinfecting all the surfaces - handrails, handles etc and our table was disinfected between courses. I hope this place survives COVID, I am sure it will because it was hard to get a table booked! I would recommend eating here and cannot wait to return.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bacon Naan is the best! The best twist on a British breakfast - Indian spices, flavours and naan bread. I found Dishoom on Time Out as the best breakfast in London and I’d have to agree!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited ages ago, but thought to write some reviews as I know hospitality is one of the areas that has been impacted with covid-19 and I would hate to see business have to close because of it. But incredible food here, so much flavour...in every dish. Can't wait to go back again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food and service. Went for the first time to the Shoreditch branch for a birthday lunch and ended up going back for dinner! Staff were fantastic without exception, as was each dish.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a;ways my go to for London. It is truly the best spot. I have sampled so many things on the many and have never found anything I did not like.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In town and saw the queue so joined it. No knowledge of this restaurant before but it’s busy and appeared part of a chain. Service excellent (default charge applied). Sat outside, menu rather limited. Selected a few dishes - biryani very dry, not particularly tasty,...chicken ruby was average as was another dish (can’t remember). Alcohol Drinks grossly overpriced, refused to pay £7.50 for a large bottle of beer! Meal was enjoyable but not ‘blown away’ or ‘wowed’. I won’t return in a hurry, not that it matters them as the demand and hype appears to be well in their favour at the moment.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Dishoom. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and the decor is quirky and cool. The waitress was fantastic, offering us suggestions of what to pick. All of her suggestions were very tasty, large portions, and good value for money. Really...enjoyed the lentil Dahl and the prawn starter in particular. The food and drinks arrived quickly, and we enjoyed the cocktails very much. The puddings were interesting, the cinammon ice cream was particularly nice.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely loved every dish we ordered, absolutely sensational. Tom our waiter was also fantastic and made our experience very enjoyable. Would highly recommend! One of the best Indiana’s!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 25, 2020

The Kensington establishment has a beautiful Art Deco interior. The whisky sour that I had was delicious. The staff were attentive, kind and understanding, even though my two kids were playful and a little messy. Finally, the food was fantastic particularly the lamb biryani, cooked...in a pie, the okra chips and the kolfi desert. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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January 17, 2020|
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Response from meeshleboeuf | Reviewed this property |
I believe they can, they made a point to ask what our allergies were at the beginning of the meal
January 25, 2019|
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Response from Deina2015 | Reviewed this property |
Not quite sure.
December 26, 2018|
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Response from kimberly_biglife | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. They pride themselves on their bar!
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