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“Updated curry restaurant”

Dishoom King's Cross
Ranked #482 of 25,298 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 29 June 2018

You'll find a more authentic flavoured curry than the usual fare, and it's all delicious. I had the gunpowder potatoes, fried okra and ruby chicken, but was most impressed by the perfectly cooked basmati rice - how does one get it so fine and separate? The chocolate pudding dessert was divine.
But be prepared for a long wait; it took over an hour to get in the door (the friendly staff do their best to make it bearable), and the large crowd made it very loud inside.

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Thank Sunny v
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We had a lovely experience. The food was excellent, the service reasonably attentive (but not overly so) and to sit out in the sunshine was an added bonus.

Keep up the good work Dishoom. The long queue for tables as we left suggests that you are getting it right at the moment.

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Thank homeric
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

A lot of restaurants with a large menu rarely do anything that well, but this place nail it. Lamb chops to die for. Order a variety of items and share like as you would at an Spanish tapas bar. Great service and we really enjoed ourselves.that can accommodate. Extensive bar to make waiting easier.

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Thank oarinspiring
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We attended Dishoom for a work lunch and had the sharing menu which provided a wealth of options, great service at reasonable prices. Rather busy but the staff still took the time to offer us suggestions on what to try and checked in to see if everything thing was alright regularly during the meal.

Thank Micjma
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Everyone knows someone who's been to this restaurant...we are one of those people that haven't had a chance...so we arrived with very high expectations...and two kids in tow!

So let's begin with drinks...the drinks menu is so detailed it took us a few minutes to read the long-winded text...in the end it became very irritating...and we just picked our drinks randomly! Our starters arrived before the drinks!!!

For starters we had the okra fries, they are lovely, just on the salty side
The Far Far - again too salty
The Bhel Puri was tasty!

The kids opted for the chicken and fish option...both very dry and extremely lemon-y....not something the kids appreciated. We did have to order plain yoghurt...but off course and you've guessed it...they don't provide plain yoghurt...why this is a challenge is beyond me...instead the kids got raita and ended up picking out the bits they didn't want...!

The mains were so so...the black dhal was buttery and smokey...not really what I was expecting, the mattar paneer was passable...not tasty and definitely missing masala! The lamb Biryani had flavour but lacked something...probably my granny's touch!

Pudding also proved a challenge as we wanted vanilla ice-cream with the chocolate pudding and not chilli as the kids were sharing...the waitress had to check it would be ok to swap the ice-cream...I mean really? The kids enjoyed the desert at least and finally had a smile.

If we were in the area again, we would go to the bar as this is eye-catching, would we eat here again?....I hear the kids screaming NOOOOOOOOO!

Also be warned the acoustics are terrible....it's very loud...so get ready to shout to be heard around your table.

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Thank Wickedoutlook1975
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