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Dishoom Covent Garden

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#385 of 17,348 Restaurants in London
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During a 6 day visit to London, I made sure to visit Dishoom in Covent Garden. I brought a girlfriend who had never been and was a bit apprehensive about the menu - it can be a bit overwhelming if you typically go for a...standard Indian meal (Korma, onion bhaji etc) but have no doubts, EVERYTHING on the menu is amazing. I'm doing veganuary and was very pleased to see Dishoom has a separate vegan menu which makes selecting a meal SO much easier! Our server was Carlos from Guatemala, what a gem! Carlos was kind, patient and helpful throughout our entire meal. He made great suggestions and checked up on us frequently so nothing was ever missed. We will definitely be back, and we hope to be served by Carlos again! Thank you Dishoom Covent Garden for a great dining experience.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great service, brilliant atmosphere and delicious food to round it all off. Very much recommend Dishoom to anyone

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Dishooms for the first time last night, there were just two of us so we knew that for evening meals we would have to queue. From the second we started queuing we were made to feel welcome, with updates of the queue...time and being bought drinks whilst we waited. The initial 45 min quote was more like 30 min and flew by. Once in we were shown to our table and looked after by our waiter Fenton. The food was amazing but the service was what made the night stand out, Fenton was attentive and extremely helpful and friendly. We will be coming back soon and will recommend to friends and family.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best Indian food in central London; reasonably priced, good quality food, great atmosphere and the best service I've experienced in a good while.Obviously really busy but the take time to chat, crack some jokes and just make you feel super welcome. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dishoom was recommended to me by a colleague who raved about the food here - I trusted her because she's an expert! She wasn't wrong because we absolutely loved it. From the moment we walked we knew we had made a great choice for my...birthday lunch. Our server was just lovely, she made us feel so special and really took her time explaining how the menu worked and what would be a good selection to order. All the food ordered was delicious and somehow different to what we've ever had before. The chicken ruby murray was a highlight for me with the most tender chicken I have ever had in a beautiful silky sauce - even yummier with the garlic naan. I was even presented with a stunning chocolate dessert for my birthday which was truly divine. I absolutely cannot wait to go back with curry loving friends to show off what a find I discovered!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food at dishoom is incredible, the masala prawns are my favourite. The food is fresh, hot and always tasty. Even when I try different things to what I would usually order, I’m never disappointed. Most of all it’s so reasonably priced! I love it...here. I turned up at Covent Garden dishoom at peak times and was seated straight away, service throughout the evening was also quick. Cannot wait to go againMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was excellent throughout. From when we arrived to when we departed.The food was really tasty and exactly as described both on the menu and by our server.We cannot wait to return again.Thank you for making our visit so memorable.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered chicken Tikka and when it came was extremely pink. I raised my concerns to be told it was chargrilled and temperature checked. Half of the chicken was perfectly white/cooked but half was pink/uncooked

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food , great service, what else needs to be said except thank you Dishoom Covent Garden . What a great place . We loved it

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its one of the best Indian restaurant I have visited in london👌🏻the food is soo delicious, the service is soo good and the menu has alot of choices 👌🏻👌🏻 I didn’t wait alot to have my food they were so fast although the restaurant was...so busy. I highly recommend itMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Dishoom Covent Garden

Yes, Dishoom Covent Garden offers takeout services.

Yes, Dishoom Covent Garden is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Dishoom Covent Garden is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4