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Dishoom Covent Garden

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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
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Ratings and reviews

#341 of 17,311 Restaurants in London
Travellers' Choice

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MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

Expect long queues at this group’s original branch. It’s based on a Bombay café, of the sort opened by Iranian immigrants in the early 20C. Try vada pa...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant
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.
US$20 - US$33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Indian, Asian
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 via mobile

This is different to your traditional curry house. But we’ll wroth a visit. Stunning food and really helpful staff, incredible cocktails (I had one of the best Old Fashioned that I’ve ever had. The Chicken Ruby (Butter Chicken) was a delight. Love the Bombay themed...decor. Expect great food, with a slightly different atmosphere!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed yesterday

Our server Rich went above and beyond. He was more than someone who just served our food and drink with a smile; he suggested dishes that would suitably accompany what we had already ordered and after my husband and i both opted for the same...pudding, Rich offered us two different flavoured ice cream to accompany our deserts so we could sample a variety of flavours. All his offerings and recommendations made our meal all the more pleasurable. Bravo to wonderful server and a huge thank you for making our lunch so enjoyable.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed yesterday

We chose Dishoom to host a brunch for close friends who are visiting from America. They were very impressed with the food and ambience. Thank you Dishoom

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Popped in to look around all the luxury food on sale! They have some nice food to buy and there’s also a deli to buy fresh food!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here for a walk in and was lucky to get a table! Been wanting to try the bacon naan roll for a while! It was very nice! Would recommend booking in advance!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast during a London stay and have to stay it was really good. We had the vegan Bombay (full English) and keema pau bowl. Not cheap but very enjoyable.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pleasant staff, I like the bottomless chai and the black daal was nice. The rest was nothing better than i get at my local takeaway, and the the lamb chops were not good… bones and fat. 3rd visit, 3rd let down. I thought i...was choosing badly, but now i know… its over hyped average food. Sensible prices though. Still worth a visit, but don’t expect too much.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant in London!!! Such a goodd restaurant!! The design is beautiful, the service is excellent and the food..oh god the food.. so great!! Enjoying from every dish and every bite!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous food, first visit but will certainly not be my last. Really good value for money as well, we left knowing we’d be back again for another taste, hopefully very soon. 😃

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends have been raving about this place for ages. We booked for the Covent Garden location for a meet-up. It was absolutely rammed and despite having reservations we had to queue outside. We sat downstairs and it was packed and noisy and I couldn’t hear...the people I was with. Also the tables were so close that staff and patrons had extreme difficulty in getting around. Another customer actually asked how she was expected to get to and from her table. Our starters arrived before our drinks which seems odd. They weren’t some complex alcoholic drinks, just soft drinks. I often find that these places that have an automated ordering system an “team delivery” style of service that it’s often a mush mash of as and when which isn’t a great dining experience. I ordered the sweet potato starter and visually it looked great. When I looked closely the ‘sweet potato’ was white and fluffy. I asked the server what was in it as it wasn’t yellow or orange as I would expect. She looked at me and just said “it is sweet potato” without any other explanation and then walked behind me and said firmly “it’s sweet potato.” It was tasty but I am still not sure about it. I ordered the soy and pineapple tikka skewers. There were 6 small squares of red coated stuff in my plate. The prices are “okay” so I wasn’t upset about the portion size but it was so spicy I couldn’t finish it. I am not sure why it was so heavily spiced. The handkerchief bread was lively though. £80 for lunch for 3 in central London is good but I wouldn’t go back. They have some smaller locations that might be better, if you, like me want to actually have a conversation with your companions.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Response from meeshleboeuf | Reviewed this property |
I believe they can, they made a point to ask what our allergies were at the beginning of the meal
26 January 2019|
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Response from Deina2015 | Reviewed this property |
Not quite sure.
27 December 2018|
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Response from kimberly_biglife | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. They pride themselves on their bar!
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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