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#441 of 15,636 Restaurants in London
Travellers' Choice2022
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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About
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.
PRICE RANGE
US$18 - US$31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is a vibe. We were recommended to try Dishoom and we were not disappointed. the place has a fun energy- how could it be so packed on a Monday night? The food is terrific! We tried many dishes as we were with another...family and everything was delicious! It might be the best Indian food I have ever had. Love the whole experience!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was great, worth the wait . Martin is a professional guy , try their biryani and the lamb. Desserts are good as well..

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Happened to come here accidently in the late morning. Was disappointed at first that they did not yet serve lunch, but the brilliant, very tasty and original breakfast kept me going all the way till night. Loved it . By the time I left, a...huge line had formed, so if you do come here for lunch, better make a reservation.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the food, it was amazing, thank you to all the staff. Definitely come back soon and bring some friends. See you guys soon!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had such a nice time!! AMAZING food, fun drinks, great interior and great staff. Our waitress was very sweet, her name was Margo and gave us many great recs. Highly recommend chicken murgh malai. If you can get a reservation beforehand, highly recommend or you’ll...be waiting out in the cold for an hour +.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 days ago

People always say the food in London is bad. There are some truth of it. But how bad it is? We had fish 'n' chips and award winning sausages in a nice pub, I can't even describe the taste. Yea, pretty bad. Finally, we found...Dishroom near Covent Garden. We were really happy to finally have a decent dinner in London. The food is awesome, the service is wonderful. Garlic Nann bread is so tasty. I cant stop eating it. Everything is wonderful there.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best meals I have had in a vey very long time! Made all the better by the amazing service we received by our incredible sever Margot who made the experience unforgettable! Will be back soon!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very attentive, friendly, and efficient staff! The cocktails were excellent and the food was very good, however, not being able to customize the spice level when ordering was disappointing. We are Indian food connoisseurs and had been looking forward to this meal above all others....We prefer very spicy food and had high hopes for Dishoom based on experiences at other top Indian restaurants. However, we learned that everything is made at the same spice level and chopped peppers are available to guests to add if they want to add spice. However, as with many ethnic cuisine, if the spices are not layered and simmered during the cooking process, it’s just not the same. Overall the food was flavorful and I’d say it’s PERFECT for large groups with members who can’t take too much heat.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the best experience in London. My friends had great thoughts about the decor. Loved the atmosphere. Will definitely come back

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to both CG and Shoreditch venues a couple of times and always enjoy it. Staff are nice and price is reasonable.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A meal is a must here. Because not only was the food amazing, the service was exceptional! Warm, personable and impressively efficient, a full restaurant with a long, long queue outside was no problem for them. Food came fast and wonderfully tasty. Must tries :...chicken ruby, biriyani and chicken tikka. The on-the-house chai masala was a perfect end to the dinner. Don’t let the queue outside put you off. It is worth the wait.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for breakfast after a long overnight flight to London. Unique breakfast menu and the dishes we ordered were very good. Will return for dinner sometime as the evening menu looks quite interesting.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place at 12:30 on Sunday without reservation and luckily got a table :) We were three people and ordered fried shrimps as starters, chicken biriyani, butter chicken curry and lamb chops as mains. All dishes were so delicious, perfectly seasoned!! I would...definitely go back again. By the time we left- around 1:30 pm there was people queuing outside. Seemed that we walked in at good timing! 土曜の12:30頃に訪問、待ち時間なしで入ることができました。エビのフリッター、ラムチョップ、チキンビリヤニ、バターチキンカレーとナン、ライタを注文して3人でシェアしたのですが、どれも美味しくてかなり早いペースで完食、大満足でした!!!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined at Edinburgh, Kensington Dishoom before so first time here. Really big restaurant but as always with Dishoom there are plenty of staff. We didn’t wait long to be seated though it was about 5pm on a Sunday. Staff are always lovely in...Dishoom, well trained and managed. The food was gorgeous. We had the House Chaat as it is a favourite, the Bhel was spicy and delicious , the black daal and the chicken tikka roomali roti and a garlic naan. That was plenty for two people . Washed down with their fabulous Colaba Colada. Always a delight.love Dishoom and all that they doMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience w/ colleagues while in London for work. We ordered a variety and shared it all. Kind of like Indian tapas. Vegetarian friendly, and delicious. But we did order lamb chops. (And they were great!)

Date of visit: February 2023
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The restaurant seemed quite busy when we went there though it was not peak time. I would suggest you book in advance.
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DISHOOM COVENT GARDEN, London - Covent Garden - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Dishoom Covent Garden

Yes, Dishoom Covent Garden offers takeaway services.

Yes, Dishoom Covent Garden is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Dishoom Covent Garden is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4