Dishoom has total of 6 outlets, 5 of which are concentrated in London. With one exception in Edinburgh. During my visit to London over a weekend, I left the decision to my cousin on where to dine and he suggested Dishoom in King’s Cross for lunch on the day of my arrival since I stayed in Pullman London St Pancras.
Most who visited London and have tried Indian food there would always sing praises of this cuisine in this metropolitan city. Here is one excellent choice for Indian cuisine in London.
Dishoom is an inspiration of the old Irani Cafe of Bombay serving food for breakfast as early as 8am daily. It span across 3 levels with a basement as bar and holding area at the King’s Cross outlet. Be prepared to wait if you don’t have a reservation on weekends. We were usher to this holding area as it was raining heavily when we arrived, making it impossible to wait outside the restaurant. Water were served while waiting.
I am not a fan of Chai as I have not tasted anything pleasant to my palate in Singapore hence I always shun away from this mixture. However, after a sip of Dishoom House Chai (£2.50), I fall in love for spice tea.
3 different sauces were served; chutney, mint and a spicy sauce were available for dip.
Chunky unappetizing looking Gunpowder Potatoes (£6.50) was surprisingly tasty. Flavourful due to the spice and herb added.
Dishoom Chicken Tikka (£7.90) is yet another tasty dish. Chicken meat were tender and succulent with perfect marinates.
Prawn Koliwada (£6.20) equally amazing.
Finally for some wholesome, we ordered the Cheesy Naan (£3.50) and House Black Daal (£5.90) as dip. I am not a fan of daal, however, I like theirs which is smooth, it wasn’t too chunky like most.
Food served at Dishoom may not be the most authentic Indian food, personally, I would termed it as Londoner interpretation of the cuisine, is surprisingly delicious. Equally surprise to find the price to be reasonable as well.
5 Stable Street, London N1C 4AB
Tel: 020 7420 9321
Mondays – Wednesdays 0800 to 2300 | Thursdays – Fridays 0800 to 0000 | Saturdays 0900 to 0000 | Sundays 0900 to 2300
Bank holidays open as usual, except Christmas
King’s Cross – Circle, Piccadilly, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, Northern and Victoria line