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Dishoom Covent Garden

#243 of 17,850 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Covent Garden
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12 Upper St. Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9FB, England
+44 20 7420 9320
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08:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri 08:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This shouldn't be about whether or not chain, lines, decor, authentic, etc. Is the food good or not? In this case, the food was great. Service was helpful and attentive. Recommendations were spot on. Spices were just right. We will definitely visit again.

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Thank wooderson00
New Delhi, India
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food and ambience but still not supreme long queues not justified. Indian Masala tea also could be a lot better :)

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Thank Oneders
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Come here on my birthday and I was very impressed with the food and was some of the best curry I've ever had. The staff looked after us very well and the cocktails were great! Only thing was that there were 7 of us in our party and even though booking a couple of weeks in advance we had been... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is worth going however you do need to reserve in advance if not , then you need to Que up as they are usually packed....its sometimes wise to go when its not luch or dinner time peak hours ... the menu is simple but with a twist of flavors and blends of stuff your not expecting or used... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We met friends here for brunch on a Sunday morning. It was busy & the polite staff did a good job of 'turning the tables'. The food was fine, just not as interesting or different as we had expected. Good for a quick snack.

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Thank Jenny T
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on 26th Jan, The Republic day of India, so there was an Indian flag on every table, yayyyyyy!. Food was good. Little over priced in comparison to quantity but worth getting Indian food when you are away from home. What I like the most about Dishoom is 'A Meal for a Meal' which is, they donate a meal... More 

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St. Albans
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Special occasion, my wife and 2 kids. The food is amazing. The drinks are great. The staff are great. It is well worth the wait to get in - so plan in advance.

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Thank Neil C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is so busy - I had to book for 2 on a Saturday afternoon. It is cafe style so service is quick and food arrives when it is ready. I had the veggie pau bhaji for starters which was delicious followed by the lamb biryani which was a lovely medium spiced dish. The Pila house sling (pictured) was... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Small trip to London with my family.we went to dishoom in London the food was amazing.romali roti & keema pav was excellent.we will be back..

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got there a bit early, but shown to the bar to wait. Shown to a lovely table, even though there were only two of us. Menu explained, although I couldn't hear/understand all of it and asked if we had any allergies. Food very good and would recommend calamari! Made amends for forgetting to bring my drink by giving it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$31
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Upper St. Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9FB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7420 9320
Description
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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