Indian food with a cool, contemporary twist – visiting this buzzy New Town restaurant is a fabulous experience.
Paying homage to the disappearing Irani cafés of Bombay, Dishoom itself is certainly going nowhere, having proven itself a fixture in the trendy Anglo-Indian culinary scene here in the UK. Their menu offers up tapas-style dining ranging from old familiar favourites, like the quintessential chicken tikka, to more exotic street fare such as their pau bhaji – spicy mashed vegetables served alongside generously buttered buns. Other scene stealers here include the signature house black dhal, a gloriously creamy concoction that’s cooked for over 24 hours, and an unbelievably tender chicken ruby swimming in a silky sauce. Their spiced house chai is served piping-hot and subject to bottomless refills until 5pm, and breakfast guests are encouraged to linger over their bacon naan rolls, filled with locally sourced, smoked streaky bacon, cream cheese and sharp chilli tomato jam. Wood panelling and delicate screens sectioning the dining area evoke a genteel, yet warmly bustling atmosphere, and highly personable waiting staff mean you never feel lost in the crowd, no matter how busy it gets.
- 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, Indian pop music
- Capacity: 220
- Largest group: 14
- Open since: 2016
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 18
- House wine: £23.50 per bottle
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