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Dishoom Covent Garden

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  • 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.

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#375 of 17,360 Restaurants in London
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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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Reviewed today via mobile

Excellent food and fab service yet again. Highly recommend. Our waiter Richard was brilliant, very attentive, knowledgeable and understanding. A true credit to your restaurant. Great selection of drinks, fab atmosphere and ambience. You have to try this place.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed today via mobile

This restaurant has a lovely informal ambiance. It was packed at 12.30 when we turned up for lunch. I had 2 small plates the pau baji and homemade bread, lovely spiced buttery mashed vegetables, and the house chaat, a refreshing and substantial starter. My husband...had the knightly spiced chicken biriyani. All lovely. The only thing I would recommend is that the chai tea should be a larger serving. I was a little disappointed to receive a small cup of tea for £3.50More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed today

We have visited this place at least 10 times and it never lets us down despite being so big and busy. There are plenty staff on hand and the service is very fast. Food is always good and we keep hearing their breakfast is worth...visiting to try.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed yesterday

My 2nd visit to Dishoom as I had a few items on the menu complimentary (including a round of drinks). I've now sat downstairs and upstairs and both times we were sat in good spots. We sat at table 58 by the window this time...( I had requested a window seat for my wife and I and wasn't disappointed). The food took about 20 minutes to arrive and we were initially served by Carlos who was very pleasant and knowledgeable. You will be in good hands if you're lucky enough to have Carlos as a waiter. As he spoke both English and Spanish this was an added extra for my wife who is Mexican. There are often long queues outside for Dishoom and I would thoroughly recommend making an online booking to avoid a long wait to enter. Both times we have been shown to our table pretty quickly. I would have no hesitation returning in the future and would rate it at 8/10More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food & ambience is just right - very professional staff who know the menu thoroughly. Our waiter Pedro was wonderful & very helpful in making choices that go together from the huge menu. Can’t wait to return & try some other dishes. Cocktails very...good too - a Bombay take on normal cocktails :)More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed yesterday

We had a wonderful meal at the restaurant. The service was very good despite the restaurant being massive and full when we ate on a Saturday afternoon. We did need to queue and unable to book, which is a little frustrating, however we only waited...20mins for a table. It would be good to have in-door waiting rather than outside. The food though was very tasty and we were given good advice on what to have and what would go well with dishes. Even though it was very busy and there was a queue outside, we did not feel rushed to finish or leave.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 4 days ago

During a 6 day visit to London, I made sure to visit Dishoom in Covent Garden. I brought a girlfriend who had never been and was a bit apprehensive about the menu - it can be a bit overwhelming if you typically go for a...standard Indian meal (Korma, onion bhaji etc) but have no doubts, EVERYTHING on the menu is amazing. I'm doing veganuary and was very pleased to see Dishoom has a separate vegan menu which makes selecting a meal SO much easier! Our server was Carlos from Guatemala, what a gem! Carlos was kind, patient and helpful throughout our entire meal. He made great suggestions and checked up on us frequently so nothing was ever missed. We will definitely be back, and we hope to be served by Carlos again! Thank you Dishoom Covent Garden for a great dining experience.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great service, brilliant atmosphere and delicious food to round it all off. Very much recommend Dishoom to anyone

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to Dishooms for the first time last night, there were just two of us so we knew that for evening meals we would have to queue. From the second we started queuing we were made to feel welcome, with updates of the queue...time and being bought drinks whilst we waited. The initial 45 min quote was more like 30 min and flew by. Once in we were shown to our table and looked after by our waiter Fenton. The food was amazing but the service was what made the night stand out, Fenton was attentive and extremely helpful and friendly. We will be coming back soon and will recommend to friends and family.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Indian food in central London; reasonably priced, good quality food, great atmosphere and the best service I've experienced in a good while.Obviously really busy but the take time to chat, crack some jokes and just make you feel super welcome. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2022
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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