A simple premise with captivating results. Dishoom’s team have recreated an authentic Bombay Café from the ground up, complete with attention-grabbing chandeliers and personal photographs adorning the low-lit walls. This is every inch an authentic Indian experience. The colourful menu draws inspiration from street food and aims to please every palate.
A hectic open kitchen makes for pleasurable viewing while tucking into vegetable dhosas and light as air bhel puri but the pièce de résistance however has to be the house black dhal. A comforting black lentil curry that packs a solid spice hit – best mopped up with a roomali roti. With the food so good it’d be easy to look past the bar beneath. If you do head on down however, we applaud the traditional Bhang Lassi - a fusion of coconut milk, fresh mint and ginger topped with candied fennel sprinkles. With or without rum, it’s unbelievable.
Top table: Get as close to the kitchen as you can. Your nose will thank you for it.
Dress code: From casual to super-slick, you need not worry. Either way, you’ll fit right in
12 Upper St Martins Lane
020 7420 9320