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Dishoom Covent Garden

#231 of 17,958 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Covent Garden
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12 Upper St. Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9FB, England
+44 20 7420 9320
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri 08:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an excellent restaurant with excellent and attentive table service. The cuisine very is very tasty with great flavours and served without too much delay.Ther restaurant is very popular so it is advisable to book if you can. The price of the food was very reasonable indeed although the price of a beer was a little expensive.

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Thank Alexander S
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The wait was almost an hour but overall the prices were reasonable. The staff was very friendly. In terms of the food, the biryani was the best and the chicken curry. Overall good experience

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Thank Fajer A
Lausanne, Switzerland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dishoom: love the food... but the jig is up! When there are at least 4 tables free upstairs, and another 5 downstairs, therefore easily accommodating all people waiting in bar and out front, either... 1) your staff is utterly inefficient/inept at seating guests... or (more likely the case) 2) you have us wait in lines out front and tell us... More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went as a group of 8 people, 2 waited for an hour in the queue and then we all waited in the bar area downstairs for half an hour. The food was great. Everyone picked 4 dishes and there was A LOT of food. Everything goes in the middle of the table and you help yourself. I recommend the... More 

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing amazing Loved it Went for breakfast on Sunday and the place was heaving Great atmosphere and food fantastic 10 out of 10 for everything

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Thank m s
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As always, (this was my 5th visit)... I feel proud to bring my guests to this establishment. I can stop boasting of the fact that I have managed to get in 5 times. I am sure you can concluded that every time, every single box was ticked from a guest point of view. Just one suggestion - keep up the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this branch does not have the Olde Worlde British Raj charm of the Kings Cross branch, but the food in this chain is remarkably good.

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Thank Clydereviews
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

really great concept and wide choice - worth the wait despite the long queue. Very busy and lively spot

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is best breakfast we had in London--so good we went back 3 times! The Chai tea is amazing! The breakfast naan--out of this world. Everything was perfect, the service prompt and polite, the place was spotlessly cleaned. I miss it already.

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Thank cmschis
midlands uk
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant in April 2017. Food was of very good quality and service received was also quite good. portions in my opinion was small compere to other place we have visited. we gave 4 star because of cheeky owner had added 'Service charge' of 12.5% to the bill without asking. infarct we have had already left cash tip... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

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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 by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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