Dishoom is a London franchise based on the famous Bombay Irani cafés of the early 1900’s. This King’s Cross branch, the third incarnation, is fashioned out of an old railway transit shed which was actually used for goods passing between Britain and India. Built over three floors (two and a half really), its interior unashamedly flaunts India’s colonial past, successfully creating a familiar, nostalgic, cosy ambiance. I was as equally happy sipping cocktails at the bar downstairs as I was dining on the top floor.
The food is superb, equally as good as some of the better Indian restaurants we have in Dubai. I’ve only had dinner here but I hear their breakfasts are just as good…and just as popular. Expect to stand in queue…for a while. Try…everything, especially the Pau Bhaji (as well as the Keema Pau), Bhel, Dishoom Chicken Tikka, Okra Fries, Chicken Berry Britannia, Black Lentils, to list a few of the dishes we tried. The breads are excellent too. Service is friendly, accommodating and fast.
This is a must visit restaurant when in London.