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Dishoom

12 Upper St. Martin's Lane Send to Phone
020-7420 9320
Underground: Covent Garden/Leicester Sq.
Indian eatery inspired by old Bombay’s Iranian cafés.
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Mon.-Fri. 8am-11pm, Sat. 10am-11pm, Sun. 10am-10pm
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Dishoom Restaurant Review

: In the 1900s, Persian immigrants to India set up cheap cafés in what is presently Mumbai. It was a cosmopolitan, casual way of dining and now, just as you were thinking there was nothing new in the way of Indian restaurants, it’s surfaced in London. Dishoom is huge fun, with a retro interior---all oak panels, old mirrors and ceiling fans interspersed with crazy hanging lights and old photographs and magazine covers. Old India and new Bollywood together. Start the day with a sausage naan roll or set yourself up with the full Bombay. There are plenty of salads, grills and small plates for lunch and dinner. Try mixing the small dishes; perhaps a first-rate keema pau (pau with spicy minced lamb), vegetable samosas and calamari. Or go for the chicken biryani, house black daal or grilled masala prawns. The cooking is above average, much better than you might expect at first sight. Service is brisk and the place jumps.

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