Dishoom in King’s Cross, London, a great restaurant serving food inspired by the Irani cafes in Bombay. Delicious and fresh food with friendly service.
After a day walking around London we headed to Dishoom in King’s Cross for dinner. So sitting having brunch in London on a lazy Sunday morning and one of our fellow bloggers saw our pics and pointed out that Dishoom was right around the corner, we just knew we had to return for dinner that evening, especially as we were in the area to catch our train home.
Dishoom has 4 restaurants in different areas across London, we visited the one located in King’s Cross. Housed in a grade II listed Victorian grain store, the building itself is interesting, which matches the food perfectly. The Irani cafe food is served on small sharing plates. So much new tastes to try and lots to share. The menu is interesting and varied, the difficulty narrowing down what to eat. The waiting staff were friendly and helpful, making recommendations on what and how much to order.
Michelle and I started with some crispy okra with dips, a dish I’d like to recreate at home! We moved on to a variety of sharing plates, both meat and vegetarian. However our favourite was their signature house black daal dish. Indeed the best daal either of us has ever eat, simmered for 24 hours! We finished off with Kulfi on a Stick (grown up ice lollies) and a cup of their warming house chai! Our meal with a bottle of beer each cost under £30 per head, great value for money.
Finally, it is worth noting that this restaurant is very popular and only takes reservations for around 30% of their tables. Arriving at 17:30 we had an hour’s wait for a table. Not a problem for us, so we sat in the very comfortable bar downstairs enjoying a cocktail.
The views expressed within this review are entirely our own and based on a meal which we paid for ourselves.