Dishoom

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Dishoom
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.
  • Email
  • Website www.dishoom.com/edinburgh/
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Dishoom

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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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.

The List's rating
8.2

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Deborah Chu visited Dishoom on 28 January 2019
  • High point: Highly atmospheric setting and beautifully crafted menu
  • Low point: No reservations after 6pm, so you'll likely face a queue
  • 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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