3a St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2BD
  • Telephone 0131 202 6406
  • Opening times Mon–Wed 8am–11pm; Thu & Fri 8am–midnight; Sat 9am–midnight; Sun 9am–11pm.
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 5pm–3am.
  • Food served Mon–Thu 8am–11pm; Fri 8am–midnight; Sat 9am–midnight; Sun 9am–11pm.
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Stylish Bombay-style café serving small plates of delicious Indian fare, with friendly service and chai on tap.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Dishoom's first foray beyond London has proven to be incredibly popular with Edinburgh curry lovers over the past year, as the queues that regularly snake around St Andrew Square show. Inspired by the Irani-style cafes of Bombay, Dishoom’s menu has quirky yet familiar dishes, ranging from breakfast bacon naan to full-flavoured biryani and mixed grill favourites. Signature dishes like the house black dhal and mashed vegetable extravaganza that is the pau bhaji are well worth sampling alongside tikka, kebab plates and good old-fashioned chana chaat salad. With its art deco interiors and Anglo-Indian design, the Permit Room basement bar is ideal for cocktails with a modern Indian twist, whether you’re settling in for the evening or waiting for a table (Dishoom has a no-reservation policy for smaller parties). If you're looking for Indian cuisine that ups the ante as far as flavours go without losing the comforting elements of the traditional curry, Dishoom can go straight to the top of your list.

The List's rating






Arusa Qureshi visited Dishoom on 18 January 2018
  • High point: Bustling atmosphere and great attention to detail
  • Low point: Expect to wait a while for a table
  • Notable dish: House black dhal
  • Average price: £27 (group bookings); £20 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Jazz
  • Capacity: 140
  • Largest group: 18
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 17
  • House wine: £22.50 per bottle

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