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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.
PRICE RANGE
€18 - €29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, 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 yesterday

4 friends recommended Dishoom to me when I arrived in London and I have to say that my expectations were high. I was not disappointed as it was so good! I can still taste the Dishoom chicken tikka with its unique spices. The chicken was...moist and came apart on the fork without much force. The waiter recommended the basmati kheer for dessert, which was a great selection. I enjoyed the entire meal and would go back. I didn’t like having to pay extra for basmati rice. I expect to pay for naan, but not for rice. I guess this is the new trend? This restaurant ran like a well-oiled machine! The management does a great job as I noticed the staff were all busy all of the time, but in a positive way. My waiter was stuffy, but he did his job well.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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This spot is clearly very popular and deservedly so. When we arrived there was a queue out the door and we were told that there was a 20 minute wait, but we were seated sooner than that and it was certainly worth the wait. The...food here is excellent, there's a lovely atmosphere inside and the staff were really fantastic, so attentive despite how busy the restaurant was!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is like synonymous with Tasty Indian food in London and waiting here is worth every minute. Their own Aloo chat is awesome and so is the service. It's worth visiting at least once if you are in Indian food fan in London.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great vibe, very attentive staff. Busy and efficient, very friendly atmosphere. Food came quickly - perfect for a middle of day "quick"lunch. Food was beautifully presented and perfectly spiced and seasoned. Chutneys, including with extra spice heat, arrived as condiments to dial up the heat...as required. Fantastic Indian food - suitable for vegan and vegetarians. Will definitely be back for more.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve wanted to visit Dishoom for so long and as I’m in London for work I thought I’d give it a go at 6pm on a Monday evening. I only queued for 10 minutes and was given chai tea whilst waiting in the queue. The...interior is beautiful and buzzy and brings a smile to your face. The waiters are all very friendly. The food. I can’t even describe how amazing the food is. This is hands down the best Indian food I’ve tasted. I had the chicken ruby curry, the broccoli, pistachio, lime and chilli salad, roti and bhat. It was definitely too much for one person but it would have been a travesty to waste it. I then had the melt in the middle chocolate pudding for dessert with chilli ice cream… there are no words! Like pure molten chocolate. I cannot wait to come back and bring my husband! Worth every calorie.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband says “literally the best Indian food I’ve ever had.” We love Indian food and eat it in every city we can find it, but the flavors here were just perfect. The atmosphere was also fun and romantic. No complains. We waited about 35...minutes to be seated, but it was totally worth it.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely food, ambience and service. Friendly and very helpful staff. Helped with allergies too and provided allerternatives

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, third visit here over a period of years. It still delights and impresses me, every member of staff cheery, helpful and extremely professional despite being super busy. The food is SO good , wonderful delicate flavours, the black daal still being my favourite. The...busy atmosphere is definitely part of the buzz. Looking forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent menu, food and service. Everything tasty and cost not too bad. You need reservations or prepare to wait. If you like spices mild order yogurt dish to help.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the BEST food I have ever had. We had 2 adults and 2 preteens with us and ordered about 12 items. This was perfect for trying a lot of different items we wanted to. It was absolutely delicious and worth the wait! Don't...let the long line scare you, it is a huge restaurant and the line moves quickly. I want to go back to London just to eat here!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot speak highly enough of this place. Top menu great service lovely ambiance and brilliant ethos. You have to eat here and when you do poor kids get to eat too. What's not to love?

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unparralleled for food and drinks, especially the chocolate chai, which is for some reason brought out very quickly despite the venue always being packed. The wait-staff were astounding too, especially A*****, who was an excellent waiter. Can't wait to come back here again, all the...boxes were ticked for us.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never had a lunch in dishoom before… it was amazing! The food came in seconds and it was absolutely delicious! Totally worth every penny spent on the food

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not an Indian restaurant! It’s a very smart Iraní cafe transported from Mumbai and it is my happy place. I find I cannot live without breakfast here at least once every couple of months! Upstairs or down , book or queue, the atmosphere...is great. l love the decor, the list of rules and even the background music. Three cups of bottomless masala chai are essential; the first to wake you up , the second and the third are to savour and enjoy! I always peruse the menu and then have Keema per edu. A wonderful dish of spicy chicken mince with fried eggs on top, served with delicious warm buns. Today He had a Big Bombay which is a bit of everything . The bentwood chairs are not the best but this is breakfast! However dinner here is also wonderful and everyone knows the black daal cannot be beaten ! The staff are always friendly and efficient and happy to talk you through the menu if you need help. If only they could supply some Mumbai sunshine…More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Indian food in traditional English-style environment. Recommend the Pao Bhaji, Dishoom house chaat, mutton curry, roti, and mango lassi. It would be great for big groups as it was very spacious and welcoming.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Response from Philip M | Reviewed this property |
Ruby Chicken!! Gunpowder Potatoes!! Kheema Pau!! Everything was delicious!
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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

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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