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Dishoom Covent Garden

12 Upper St Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9FB, England
+44 20 7420 9320
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Upper St Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9FB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Went to Dishoom for a business lunch, my colleagues had never been before and we just stunned with the quality of the food and portion size. It is a little pricey but we did have a bit to drink so this would push the price...More

Thank SurajM11
Reviewed yesterday

As a regular visitor to London and particularly this area I can’t believe we hadn’t heard about Dishoom before!! The restaurant was recently recommended very highly to us and I can see why, the food was beautiful and the service was great!! I can highly...More

Thank MichelleTargett
Reviewed yesterday

Hearing so many good things about Dishoom, I planned a dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday. Made a booking for 19/08/2017 two weeks in advance. When I made the booking, no number or email was taken, just a verbal booking. Arrived at out time slot...More

Thank Sunny P
Reviewed yesterday

What a lovely restaurant! It was full when we arrived at 9.30am, however, we managed to get a table for four straight away. We all had different breakfasts and everyone was very happy with their choice. The staff were friendly and very professional and the...More

Thank 999Judith
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have never visited Bombay’s cafes but this establishment I think must capture the atmosphere of them. It’s bright, brash, somewhat loud due to no deadening materials and gives a feeling of perpetual activity. The menu is varied but not too extensive. Every dish served...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is super popular so make sure you get there early to beat the crowd! The servers are knowledgeable so let them know your likes and dislikes - we were happy with the recommendations made by our server.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First of all if you've not booked be prepared to queue, I believe you can book up to 4pm or if you are a party of more than 6. The food is amazing, we selected a number of small dishes and grills and shared, the...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place has just fast food. The quality is ok but the value is not. The lines are absurd. They have a bar.

Thank Flyingchariot
Reviewed 3 days ago

The ambiance and service was good but I rated it poor because I don't like Indian food. The spices are just too strong for my palette. I only ate the Garlic Naan. Peer pressure was the only reason why I went there. They're not Indian...More

Thank mariadZ311TI
Reviewed 3 days ago

I occasionally have breakfast here when in London. This time I changed my order to a Kejriwal, basically a toast with eggs, chees chilli an some spring onion. It was fine but nothing out of the ordinary. Alongside came a goodsized pot of darjeeling tea....More

Thank Astrito
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Diane P
13 August 2017|
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Response from mahesh_10 | Reviewed this property |
I dont think so . it is very crowded and not advisable also
2 July 2017|
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Response from Shelly1863 | Reviewed this property |
We booked in advance
30 March 2017|
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Response from steavpacka | Reviewed this property |
When I was there, they did say they do weddings and such. So I would think you could. At least a portion.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Upper St Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9FB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7420 9320
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The original Bombay cafes have almost all disappeared. Their faded elegance welcomed all: rich businessmen, sweaty taxi-wallas and courting couples. Fans turned slowly. Bentwood chairs were reflected in stained mirrors, next to sepia family portraits. Students had breakfast. Families dined. Lawyers read briefs. Writers found their characters. Opened early last century by Zoroastrian immigrants from Iran, there were almost four hundred cafes at their peak in the 1960s. Now, fewer than thirty remain. Their loss is much mourned by Bombayites.
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