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Dishoom King's Cross


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#394 of 18,978 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 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.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Indian, Asian
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Mmm. People said mmm lovey food, but a few Kingfishers later and some average portions between 12 of us we coughed up £52 each!!! Service was abominably slow and the place was just too BIG for an Indian restaurant. Go somewhere smaller and you’ll pay...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Rickyavik
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So many tempting choices and I decided to go for the eggs with chilli cheese toast and I was very very happy. A) it tastes great B) it looked great and C) can't wait to come back and try other things on the menu. My...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SherwinSacki
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food I ate at Dishoom is by far the worst Asian food I’ve ever had. Being such a popular place, I had very high hopes and I was hugely disappointed. All the food was very average at best. They had *completely* messed up our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank asadmir
Reviewed 3 days ago

Meeting up with five friends in London, we had heard great things about Dishoom, King's Cross and wanted to try it out. The food was excellent, the service was great and the cocktail list was unique. We had a wonderful time but were disappointed in...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jhshenk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great place to eat! Do not be put off by the queue! They get you in really quickly and if you are waiting for more than a few minutes they bring you out a drink! Inside it is decorated with a wealth of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank carolinehharrison
Reviewed 3 days ago

Been a few times and I never thought I would happily queue to get into a restaurant but Dishoom is so worth it. The food is wonderful and so consistent, best Indian I have visited. Staff polite and very professional. On last visit a small...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Jenny G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having visited Dishoom in shoreditch, I was pleased that a very good friend decided that the Kings cross venue would be his chosen destination for his 55th birthday celebration meal. We all arrived from our various starting points but like a well oiled machine, all...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank AvinAgg
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have a nut allergy, and it is very hard for me to find places that I can safely eat out at, especially South Asian cuisine. Dishoom was excellent. The waitress here was very attentive to my allergy, first giving me a binder with complete...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank guanzgrace
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If it's Indian food that you are craving for..especially the street food...this is the place...authentic flavours great service...it was a delight..everything we had ordered tasted amazing...not to mention the Vada Pao...it was as authentic as the one served in Mumbai-Pune..

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sarikad03
Reviewed 4 days ago

A first visit to this branch of one of my favourite restaurants, and a new choice of breakfast for me too. The venue is in a good location, in the revamped food and shopping area around Kings Cross, and minutes away from the canal area....More

Date of visit: March 2019
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January 31, 2018|
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Response from truEuropeanfoodie | Reviewed this property |
You should call and tell them. They will sort you out on the ground floor area. Enjoy it!
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January 25, 2018|
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No idea, best to contact the restaurant.
July 1, 2017|
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Response from stallion20000 | Reviewed this property |
The queues are long all the time. The restaurant, I think, deliberately creates queues. It's part of their business strategy. It's better than your average curry shop
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