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Dishoom Covent Garden

) #221 of 17,836 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$, Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
12 Upper St. Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9FB, England
+44 20 7420 9320
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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All hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Upper St. Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9FB, England
Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
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Reviewed yesterday

In short: - we were warmly welcomed when we got to the restaurant - we were given a nice booth which was appreciated - the orders were taken well - the food was delicious and the drinks went down well - we were not rushed...More

Thank lexcoups
Reviewed yesterday

After reading rave reviews and a friend's high recommendation, was very excited to go to Dishoom at Covent Garden. I was accompanied by my daughter who has celiac's and her friend . . . I had looked at the menu online and saw that they...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing food and atmosphere! You can't book in advance but don't let the queue put you off - its fast moving and the masala tea makes up for it!

Thank Ekta J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Overall very impressed with the food and service was very good as well. The only problem is the waiting. We waited around 45 in the queue and around 10/15 minutes at the bar before we got a table. However, dishoom did make us aware it...More

Thank Dhiren B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here recommended by a friend and can I just say WOW. If you're looking for something a little bit different and exotic for breakfast then look no further! I had a sausage and egg naan with cream cheese which was to die for, whenever...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well, how to start. The food here is amazing, the service is spectacular and the staff were attentive. Ordered a number of items from the menu which arrived quickly, the food was terrific. Atmosphere in the restaurant is very pleasant and the surroundings make it...More

Thank Leeroy112
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for a pre-theatre supper with friends and family and it was great fun. The food was excellent - a different twist on Indian food. I cannot quite believe how long we queued outside in the rain though. Not something you'd do where I live...More

Thank Cornish Wanderer
Reviewed 3 days ago

I echo all the 5 star reviews in that the food is awesome, and the service was great. Best chicken tikka ever but all the dishes were 5 star. They do take reservations on their website for lunch which goes up to like 5:30 so...More

1  Thank Hawaii_traveler200
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

To be fair they are very accurate with their estimated wait times and try to be as pleasant as possible. I got mint tea in the line. But I waited an hour. I was alone and killing time so the wait was ok but I...More

Thank Courtney A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the Shoreditch restuarant and it had great service and amazing food, different to your typical Indian restuarant. Definitely going back soon!

Thank Alex H
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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Could I book your restaraunt for a private party?
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.
sebastian v
Is there still likely to be a long queue at 5:30 on a Saturday?
16 February 2017|
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Response from NowThatsAHoneymoon | Reviewed this property |
Yes, weekends will get longer queues.
Anything halal in the menu ?
4 January 2017|
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Response from Shahedabasser | Reviewed this property |
All halal menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 32
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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.