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Dishoom Covent Garden


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
$19 - $32
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Indian, Asian
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing from start to finish. Chai latte in the line outside..✅ funny bouncers..✅ attentive staff..✅ good wine.. ✅ affordable but AMAZING food.. ✅ The best bit is that we didn’t feel rushed and were told that the table was ours for the rest of the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sarah K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I waited over an hour in the queue but was worth the wait. The staff came outside with cups of tea to keep us warm and happy. So you know just from that they are welcoming. Service throughout was fantastic and the waiter he was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Raja A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I visited here for my son’s 14th Birthday. We arrived a little earlier than booked but were dealt with very swiftly. I mentioned to the hostess that it was my son’s birthday and that we had travelled from South Wales to spend...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 2018_LauraL
Reviewed yesterday

The Dishroom do not care about you! I will say it again, the Dishroom do not care about you. By saying this, I do not mean the floor staff. If I were to ask the patient people queuing for 2+ hours in the freezing cold...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jay917
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited Dishoom on Saturday and although you can’t book unless you’re a party of 6 or more, we got there for lunch just before 12pm but there was a small queue outside which we joined. The restaurant was busy as they...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ParkinHMrs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm a really super fussy eater but Dishoom was an absolute amazing dining experience. Service was great and the food was even better than the Indian food you get in India! Will defiantly be recommending this place to anyone and everyone!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Arifah52
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really nice atmosphere, really liked the Hindi advertisement posters!! Really cool. Great taste, very friendly staff.Brilliant.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kintalseth
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately you can make reservations as they take only walk-in for dinner so we had to wait 1 hour for the table but..was worth it!!!Food was delicious! The fish and the black daal absolute the best! I’ll definitely return but, if you want to wait...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank camillaberni
Reviewed 4 days ago

I booked in for a pre-theatre at 5:30 pm with two tourist-visitors. Super friendly waiter, spacious seating and delicious medium-size dishes. It could have been cheaper, 70 pounds for 3 nibblers no wine (or, in fact, any drinks but tap water) is a bit pricey,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Daphna B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really outstanding best Indian I’ve been to in London food is top quality and amazing staff great job guys

Date of visit: February 2019
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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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Emma S
January 25, 2019|
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Response from TrevorMagee | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, I have no idea, the fact they serve bacon and pork sausages on the breakfast menu means they are not strict Muslim but I would ask them if I were you when you book
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 Professor_David_60 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, chicken and Lamb!
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