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Dishoom Covent Garden

12 Upper St. Martin's Lane | Saint Martin's Courtyard, London WC2H 9FB, England
+44 20 7420 9320
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Upper St. Martin's Lane | Saint Martin's Courtyard, London WC2H 9FB, England
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Reviewed today

We booked a table for 8pm as there was 6 of us, and good job, as there were people waiting for over 45 mins to get into this place (on a thursday) which made us feel good that it must be good food, and it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lee S
Reviewed today

Simply love this place though it's tough to get a table there in the evenings. All the items from their menu card that we have tried so far have exceeded my expectations. So difficult to shortlist.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pmcm62
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Group of 4 went for dinner after work on Thursday. As expected we queued outside for half an hour, the staff brought round hot tea which helped. We then spent another 20mins waiting at the bar. The bar staff and the other staff down there...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gracep93
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I decided to visit Dishoom based on the excellent reviews we’d read. We thought it a little odd that we couldn’t make a reservation (we visited on Friday evening) but decided to give it a try due to the reassuring note on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 675abigailh
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were there on a cold windy day in September.There was a long line and the wait we were told was 45 minutes .We hated to leave as it seemed the place was popular given how no one seemed to mind the wait .But not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank premdatta m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited Dishoom yesterday for my boyfriend and I’s anniversary. The staff were both genuinely friendly and professional and the food was mouthwateringly good. Menus are comparatively uninspiring compared to Dishoom‘s. Our favourites were okra fries, sweetcorn, chicken ruby and the house dhal- I think the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 860alicel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to dine, delicious food and great portion sizes. The hospitality was incredible and at all time’s we were looked after, will be back and I highly reccomend!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FatimaB5123
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The best Indian restaurant that I have ever been too. The ruby curry was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere was perfect, dim and calming. Fantastic staff, perfect food. We visit every time we come to London! Love love love it!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tonihallxx
Reviewed 4 days ago

Atmosphere was very cosy with dim lighting and warm colors. We were seated downstairs where there was a mix of tables and semi-private booths - we were seated in a booth which was very comfortable and private. Food was really good and flavorful! We had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank BlueDreamInTokyoCity
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were visiting from Cornwall and met some of our friends in London that we haven't seen in a few years (so lots of catching up to do!) We booked in for Breakfast/ Brunch. And it was amazing, we didn't feel rushed. We had a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank georginadaniels95
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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December 26, 2018|
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Response from kimberly_biglife | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. They pride themselves on their bar!
December 2, 2018|
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Response from kochbail | Reviewed this property |
Dont quite know actualy, and havent noticed this on their menu
July 13, 2018|
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Response from JunJ763 | Reviewed this property |
That’s fine though- Saturday they’re open till 12:00 am then you’ll have plenty of time to talk & cherish every bite of their good food. Enjoy🤗
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Upper St. Martin's Lane | Saint Martin's Courtyard, London WC2H 9FB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7420 9320
  • E-mail
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.
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