Modeled after the Irani cafés in Bombay, Dishoom is full of tiled floors, brick, bentwood style chairs, old-timey photographs and delivers great Indian and Irani flavors in a bustling atmosphere.
Need to Know:
- Get here before 6:30pm to avoid a long line, sorry, queue
- Reservations available for 6 or more
- Tented patio is a bit mellower, inside dining room is lively and basement is absolutely buzzing with the extra activity, sounds and smells the kitchen provides.
- Make sure you check out the cocktail list – Hunterwali’s Julep is tasty
- Near the Shoreditch High Street Station
- 8am – 11pm – Good for dates and groups
- Pau Phaji – Bowl of mashed vegetables with hot buttered pau bun, Chowpatty Beach style. “No food is more Bombay.”
- Chicken Ruby – “A good and proper curry redolent with spice and flavour. Tender chicken in a rich silky ‘makhani’ sauce, best mopped up with a Roomali Roti.”
- Garlic Naan with coriander sprinkle.
- Spicy Lamb Chops had good flavor but were a bit too charred, so many other options I’d skip this one.
I will be back to try their breakfast. If this picture doesn’t do it for you, the promise of bottomless Chai should.