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|Address:||12 Upper St Martins Lane, London WC2H 9FB|
|Tel:||020 7420 9320|
|Price: £37.00||Wine: £18.50||Champagne: £59.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 8am-11pm (Fri -12M) Sat-Sun 9am-12M (Sun -11pm)|
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Every now and then I hold such high expectations based on hype and PR, that it is almost inevitable I will come away disappointed. Dishoom was one such experience. Lesson learnt; this is not, as marketed, a ‘Bombay cafe’ in any sense of the word, as it does not feature any of the key ‘chat’ dishes that are the staple of the Bombay street cafe scene; bhel puri, pani puri, aloo chat…I could go on…
Further disappointing was the lack of imagination evident on the sparse menu, with the same (bland) dill salmon featuring as a salad and tandoor grill option and paneer and mushroom appearing in roll and salad form. Dull.
Service is scatty and the only thing that really captured my attention and made me smile were the 70's style decor and movie posters. It was always asking too much to have the next closest thing to the fingerlickin' good snacks of Chowpatty beach slap bang in the centre of London. Having experienced Dishoom, it almost seems an insult than recogniton. Avoid.