Dishoom Carnaby 1

22 Kingly Street , London, W1B 5QB

1 reviews

35 Indian Soho

  • Dishoom Indian restaurant Carnaby Street London Soho
  • Dishoom Indian restaurant Carnaby Street London Soho

SquareMeal Review of Dishoom Carnaby

A vibrant menu? Check. Queues for dinner? Check. Kitsch Bombay nostalgia? Check. It’s business as usual at Dishoom’s fourth branch, but that’s good. Styling in this sprawling ground-floor bar-restaurant is inspired by the 1960s: Brimful of Asha in four dimensions. Professional staff galvanise the buzzy atmosphere. Mild spicing characterises a menu of small plates, grills and biryanis, the Carnaby sali boti special combining lamb with velvety meat gravy, showered with crisped potato shavings. Comfort food is a highlight: whether deeply creamy black dhal or a ‘Frankie’ naan parcel loaded with paneer and mint chutney. The spiced cocktail list includes bottle-aged options; wines focus on Europe; and the house chai (served to the hour-long queue outside) is delicious. With evening reservations for six diners or more only, Dishoom is ideal for parties: it certainly has the requisite vibes, flavours and drinks.

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9.0

Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 9.0

Atmosphere: 9.0

Value: 9.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Joanna G. platinum reviewer 04 January 2016

I have wanted to try Dishoom since it first opened in Covent Garden and for some reason I never made it happen, so I was thrilled when they opened a branch across the road from my office. I went here between Christmas and New Year and it was only about half full at midday but was filling up nicely by the time we left. We had the Chole Frankie, chickpea roti (I have dreamt of this since, everything I could want in a roti - utterly delicious!), chicken tikka (very moist chicken but not very flavoured, 6 large pieces), the house speciality lamb curry (wonderful silky gravy with melt in the mouth chunks of lamb, and crispy potatoes on top served with a roti) and perfectly crispy, spicy vegetable samosas and lots of tamarind, coriander, raita chutneys alongside - which actually was a too much food (would gladly forgo the tikka next time). Heaven on a plate, I will be back soon (I wonder if they do take away Frankie chole rotis for lunch????), if so, the New Years diet just went out of the window.

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