dishoom covent garden
Cuisine: Indian
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Address: 12 Upper St Martin's Ln, London WC2H 9FB

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7420 9320

“Bombay café” serving a range of small plates alongside grills and biryanis. There is another Dishoom branch in Shoreditch.

Latest reviews of Dishoom Covent Garden

grumblinggourmet

Rich Major, The Grumbling Gourmet

4 March 2013

The lamb chops a pale grey copy of those at Lahore or Tayyabs. It’s all been done worse than this at a thousand curry places around the capital, but it’s being done a whole load better at a critically acclaimed handful. On my evidence Dishoom isn’t close to that Premier league…

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AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

20 January 2013

We drank very good chai, the spiced milky sweet tea that is India’s national drink. The naan rolls were all excellent: sausage with chilli, tomato jam and cream cheese is an unimpeachable breakfast with sweet tea, as is two runny eggs in a spiced roll. Each of these come for an agreeable three and a half quid…

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Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

25 June 2012

Don’t miss the thin, smoky roomali roti to mop up excellent black dahl, and enjoy it with a bhang lassi (without the ganja, of course) or a rose and cardamom lassi. Queues are common in the evening…

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Hugh Wright

Hugh Wright, TwelvePointFivePercent

18 March 2012

This is a very good restaurant indeed, not only delivering excellent food and drink (…) but also fantastic decor, great service and that money-can’t-buy element, buzz…

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What the Critics say

AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

20 January 2013

We drank very good chai, the spiced milky sweet tea that is India’s national drink. The naan rolls were all excellent: sausage with chilli, tomato jam and cream cheese is an unimpeachable breakfast with sweet tea, as is two runny eggs in a spiced roll. Each of these come for an agreeable three and a half quid…

Read full review »
Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

25 June 2012

Don’t miss the thin, smoky roomali roti to mop up excellent black dahl, and enjoy it with a bhang lassi (without the ganja, of course) or a rose and cardamom lassi. Queues are common in the evening…

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zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

6 December 2010

This place is neat: lowish prices, high concept, brilliant food, especially the stuff that is fried…

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hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

18 October 2010

Is this the best Indian food in Covent Garden? No. (…) [But] we think that’s the wrong question. The answer to the right question – is this comfortable restaurant a really useful addition to the dining possibilities of London’s ever more glittering West End? – seems to us to be a resounding ‘yes’…

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metro

Marina O'Loughlin (Metro), Metro

28 September 2010

Still, there isn’t a dish that arrives that I dislike. OK, maybe that chilli cheese toast pointlessness. Perhaps it isn’t the finest Indian food in town but it’s not setting out to be…

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jay_rayner

Jay Rayner, The Observer

15 August 2010

As we discover when we eventually get to our banquette, there are some good things here, with the emphasis on the word “some”…

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fay_maschler

Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

29 July 2010

Standout dishes include tomato shorba, a soup soured with tamarind and spiced with cumin; the two paus, warm, generously buttered toasted soft white rolls topped with spiced minced meat (keema) or mashed vegetables (pau bhaji)…

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RichardVines

Richard Vines, Bloomberg

29 July 2010

There are also biryanis and two daily curries, but they are less distinctive and Dishoom is better for snacks than full meals…

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What the Bloggers say

grumblinggourmet

Rich Major, The Grumbling Gourmet

4 March 2013

The lamb chops a pale grey copy of those at Lahore or Tayyabs. It’s all been done worse than this at a thousand curry places around the capital, but it’s being done a whole load better at a critically acclaimed handful. On my evidence Dishoom isn’t close to that Premier league…

Read full review »
Hugh Wright

Hugh Wright, TwelvePointFivePercent

18 March 2012

This is a very good restaurant indeed, not only delivering excellent food and drink (…) but also fantastic decor, great service and that money-can’t-buy element, buzz…

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Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

15 July 2011

The first sign that this was a place making some effort were the chutneys: mint, tamarind and chill chutney were not from a jar but were made from scratch, the chilli chutney in particular excellent…

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Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash

29 October 2010

It’s a sad day when a very average biryani is the most enjoyable part of your Indian meal. Nothing, otherwise, stood out…

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Gourmet Chick

Cara Waters, Gourmet Chick

6 September 2010

Dishoom may not replace my local curry house in my affections, it is a little too slick and too far away from the end of my road for that. Still, when I feel like Indian food with a bit of a difference it will be hard to go past…

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Cheese_and_Biscuits

Chris Pople, Cheese and Biscuits

16 July 2010

The food wasn’t the best thing about my meal, but it’s honest, interesting and fresh enough to stand out amongst most of the dross in the area, and is well worth the very reasonable prices they charge…

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