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Dishoom Covent Garden

12 Upper St Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9FB, England
+44 20 7420 9320
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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12 Upper St Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9FB, England
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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

What a great experience having lunch at Dishoom Restaurant. This restaurant is located 2 minutes away from Leicester Square tube station, nicely decorated and one can feel a pleasant atmosphere. The food is all freshly prepared, although Dishoom was very busy with guests awaiting in...More

Thank Edward C
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic service & food. All served with a smile. Flavor of the food was out of this world. Had the ruby murry, lots of tasty side dishes. Very good value for money. Looking forward to going again. Also try the breakfast, had the big bombay,...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Had an amazing bacon naan roll and an extremely good cup of coffee. Good atmosphere and I will definitely visit again at breakfast time (as well as being brilliant for lunch and dinner too)

Thank JDStMargarets
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

They left people outside doing the queue and the tables are ready inside, the table that was given to us was already free for more than 20 minutes, so they like to leave people outside doing the queue to feel like it is and amazing...More

1  Thank Daisypita
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

The flavours of Dishoom are well worth the wait for dinner. For us it was about an hour, but the staff were friendly and served us hot tea. Once inside, our waiter was very helpful and suggested combinations for us to share. We had the...More

Thank gal5370
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Such an awesome restaurant, with incredible service and atmosphere. The food is excellent it's easy to get carried away when ordering.

Thank D-Money5
Reviewed March 31, 2017

This was my first time trying Indian food and everything I ordered was SO DELICIOUS. The service was fast and everyone working was super friendly!! The next time I'm in London, I will definitely be back!

Thank saelavie012
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We ate at two Dishoom restaurants during out week in London. Loved it, especially the Okra fries, the Black Dal, and the spicy shrimp appetizer.

Thank Italy09-2008
Reviewed March 30, 2017

I visited this branch of Dishoom with an old friend of mine who is blind and travels with her guide dog. We had received a call that morning to confirm that; due to the special requirements; a table had been reserved for us at 7.30pm....More

2  Thank M J
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Love this place, and the Bacon Naan roll is unique and a must stop in London. Service is always friendly and quick. Book ahead though can get very busy, even at breakfast. I prefer this location to the Carnaby Street branch - always find the...More

Thank JUDITHbristol
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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Diane P
August 13, 2017|
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Response from mahesh_10 | Reviewed this property |
I dont think so . it is very crowded and not advisable also
July 1, 2017|
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Response from Shelly1863 | Reviewed this property |
We booked in advance
March 29, 2017|
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Response from steavpacka | Reviewed this property |
When I was there, they did say they do weddings and such. So I would think you could. At least a portion.
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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
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
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, London WC2H 9FB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7420 9320
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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.
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