It is no secret that Dishoom is our favourite Indian restaurant in London. Sexy and charming, Dishoom should be on everyone’s bucket list when visiting London. No other Indian restaurants come close.
While there are many other great Indian restaurants in London, Dishoom is the one you should visit if you only have time for one.
Queues are part of the restaurants’ characteristics, and during peak hours, be prepared to wait up to an hour for a table. And we are telling you go queue anyway, because hell yeah, a meal there is better than ten other Indian meals elsewhere.
Their menus differ during different times of the day, and while we love the classic lunch/ dinner menu, the breakfast is totally worth waking up for.
At 8am every day, queues will start forming at Dishoom (particularly the Carnarby outlet). You would see businessmen, locals and travelers all waiting for tables for a wonderful breakfast.
And you may wonder why. That’s because it is affordable and so very yummy.
The Bacon & Egg Roll Naan (£6.90) – smoked streaky bacon with two fried free-range eggs wrapped in a freshly baked naan; accompanied by a little cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs - is one of the best things you can eat for breakfast in London. It is flavourful in every bite, with a subtle contrast of East and West.
The Kejriwal (£5.50) is essentially chilli cheese toast and is another must-try from the breakfast menu.
Over on the all-day menu (available after 11:45am), you can find almost every North Indian classic. From small plates to share to salads, biryanis to grills, the idea is to order several dishes and dine communal style so that everyone can share and try a bit of everything.
Of course you have to try the Dishoom Chicken Tikka (£7.90); the marinate is a family recipe. And we always return to the Masala Prawns (£11.20). We love how every fresh, juicy prawn is slightly charred on the surface for a little textural crunch. You have to eat all these with the Cheese Naan (£3.20).
One really interesting drink to try is the Chocolate Chai (£2.90). The lovely blend of spicy and sweet is one so unforgettable.
Dishoom also has a charming bar where the bartenders whip up some of the sexiest cocktails. The menu is mind-boggling!
22 Kingly Street, London W1B 5QB
Tel: +44 20 7420 9322
Mon to Thu: 8am – 11pm
Fri: 9am – 12am
Sat: 9am – 12am
Sun: 9am – 11pm
Nearest Tube Station: Oxford Circus Station