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–Fri 8am–11pm; Sat–Sun 9am–midnight.
  • Email
  • Website www.dishoom.com/edinburgh/
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Dishoom

A taste of historic Bombay with a British twist at this atmsopheric Irani café which opens from breakfast until late.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2018 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £7.95 (+p&p).

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
9

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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: £21.50; £27.50; £32.50; £40 (group bookings); £18 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Eclectic Bombay beats
  • Capacity: 140
  • Largest group: 18
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £21 per bottle

Reviews & features

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16 Apr 2018

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2017 edition of The List Eating and Drinking Guide is released

18 Apr 2017

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The 2017 edition of The List Eating and Drinking Guide is out and available to buy Wed 19 Apr. In the guide, the 24th annual round-up of the eating out scene in Edinburgh and Glasgow, nearly 1000 eating and drinking venues have been covered by a team of…