Now Dishoom has been on my list for a long time, anyone of its 4 London locations would have satisfied my craving but for this first trip it was going to be King’s Cross, Granary Square.
As you know from my last post I’m quite a fan of this area at the moment and so is everyone else by the looks of things. For all the Dishooms you unfortunately can’t book unless you have more than 6 people to your party. Perhaps that’s not a bad thing as rather than queuing like the below folks who started at 6pm, grab your besties and get a date in the diary for a gorgeous meal.
The theme for all of the restaurants come from the old Irani cafes in Bombay, which have now apparently started to disappear. They have a very colonial feel from the decor inside the restaurant, that does have the affect of transporting you all the way to Bombay – complete with incense being carried through the rooms.
The menu has a more modern twist to keep up with the London foodies and boy does London love Dishoom – whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner you are after, the restaurant will be packed out.
We settled down as a group and worked our way through the menu getting some very helpful advice from the friendly waiter on how much to order.
All the food comes at once so would highly recommend you share most of the dishes to get the best out of the menu and able to try everything at once.
Now you may not quite be able to see what is in the below photo but we selected the following for our feast. Okra fries, Pau Bhaji which was a beautiful bowl of mashed vegetables and hot buttered pau bun. The Dishoom calamari was gorgeous as you can imagine.
The curry and grill options were very hard to choose from, but we were happy with our selections of traditional black house daal, paneer tikka and a chicken ruby curry.
All the food was amazing and I will be going back as soon as I can (with a big group to avoid the queueing). I know many of you may get put off by all the hype and hassle of getting in but do persevere!!
Now might give Granary Square a little break as seem to be frequenting it rather a lot. I hear there’s a Carnaby Street one opening soon – oh how convenient right down the road from work, you know where to find me.