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Dishoom King's Cross London Indian restaurant

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Deliberately evoking a railway café in old Bombay during the 1920s, this branch of Dishoom attracts young hipsters and die-hard Indian food fans in equal measure. The multi-tiered restaurant gets packed as efficient staff dart between close-set tables – although you may need to wait in the cocktail bar with a Bombay Martini until there’s a space available. Like its siblings in Shoreditch and Covent Garden, the signature black dhal is legendary, along with fiery-crusted lamb chops served with refreshing, yoghurt raita for dipping. Otherwise, bowls of ‘Ruby Murray’ go well with floppy roti bread, and the menu also runs to street snacks, kebabs, biryanis and desserts such as kulfi on a stick. Drink fruity lassi, exotic ‘coolers’, a bottle of London Fields IPA or something from the modest wine list while you bob to the Indian music and revel in the fun of the place.
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Dishoom King's Cross

5 Stable Street ,London N1C 4AB

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Mar 2016

Editor's pick We were out with friends that have traveled in India many times and thought they'd like Dishoom. We've always enjoyed it, and it didn't disappoint. Once inside, we began downstairs in the Permit Room with lovely cocktails and crispy far far snacks - all very good. Then upstairs to the bustling dining room, where starters of vegetable samosas, fresh and zesty bhel and tender crunchy calamari were happily shared. The waiter helped us choose through the extensive menu and a feast appeared...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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