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“Fabulous Food!!”

Dishoom Covent Garden
Ranked #244 of 22,557 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $32
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food!!”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

I've dined at Dishoom a number of times and have always found the food amazing. The restaurant is busy and vibrant with a great atmosphere. Check out the fab collection of photos! Staff are clearly well trained and very helpful. It's always tempting to order too much as the menu is so tempting but they'll tell you if your heading for overload! Our faves are the OKRA FRIES and CALAMARI (gorgeously spicy) as the first nibbles. CHICKEN RUBY is amazing and don't forget to add a portion of their BLACK DAAL. If your booking table then upstairs (ground floor) is better. ENJOY!

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Disaster- Never again”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

So we booked a table for 6 for NYE. The food was good however we were appaled by what we witnessed in this restaurant. They advertised a 3 course Dinner followed by a Glam Retro theme party. Even before we finished our dinner, there was a massive table being set up behind us for the staff to celebrate NYE !! Surely they could have waited for people to finish their meals ? Soon there were around 10 waiting staff having a party while paying customers were still finishing their emails.
We then moved to the basement where there was a DJ and which was the main reason why anyone books a NYE party. To our horror we noticed that the dance floor was packed with more restaurant staff still in their uniforms dancing away. I work in hospitality and have never seen something like this in my career. We immediately decided to leave.
On my way out I asked for the restaurant manager and was pointed towards a man enjoying his champagne with a few of his own friends. .. SHOCKING !
At this point I knew it would be pointless to share my feedback with anyone working in DISHOOM and we left....

  • Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good food, terrible service”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Booked a table for 6 - greeting was offhand and we weren't allowed to sit down till all the party arrived despite their being spare tables. Bloody Marys took 30 minutes to arrive and the staff were keen to move us out as soon as we'd eaten. A shame as the food is good but I won't be going again

Visited November 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wow!!!”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

By far the best Indian food that I've had in a restaurant. We ordered several small plates to share as a family. Everything was really good. Staff was super helpful and friendly. If we lived in London we would eat here all the time.

  • Visited December 2013
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Leeds
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“A different take on Indian dining”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

We visited Dishoom recently for the first time and what a great experience. The service was very good, the surroundings are lovely and the food was fantastic!
We will definitely be back.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Laura C
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