Sorry, but your web browser is too old to display this page properly.
Please update it to the latest version or switch to a more modern browser,
Google Chrome or
Internet Explorer 11 (they're all free).
RESTAURANTS IN LONDONCovent Garden restaurantsKnightsbridge restaurantsMayfair restaurantsNotting Hill restaurants
UK RESTAURANTSRestaurants Near MeManchester RestaurantsBirmingham RestaurantsEdinburgh RestaurantsBrighton Restaurants
RESTAURANT OFFERSup to 50% offset menu offersdrink offersRestaurant Vouchers
NEWSpop up restaurantsnew openingscoming soonwhats ondiner reviews
FIND VENUES IN LONDONVenues Outside LondonParty venues in LondonMeeting rooms in LondonLondon conference centresConcierge
EVENT SUPPLIERSCaterers + Event suppliersteambuilding + activitieshospitality + eventscorporate giftsfood delivery + office catering
VENUE LISTSVenues near meParty VenuesMeeting roomsConference centres
private dining cityprivate dining covent gardenprivate dining mayfairprivate dining shoreditchprivate dining sohoprivate dining westminster
christmas partieschristmas party venues in londonchristmas party organisersrestaurant packagesparty bars + nightclubschristmas parties by the river
all uk christmas partieschristmas parties in the south eastchristmas parties in the south westchristmas parties in the midl+schristmas parties in the northconcierge
wedding venueswedding venues in londonUK wedding venueswedding suppliers
collect squaremeal pointsredeem your pointsfaqsrestaurant gift vouchers
If you enjoy Indian food but take ages choosing, Dum’s got the answer: this easy-to-miss basement restaurant serves one vegetable and one meat-based Hyderabadi-style biryani, a daily special and a short list of snacks. As this is biryani from the former, central-Indian state of Hyderabadi, there’s a lot of saffron and cardamom, while ‘dum’ indicates biryanis are cooked slowly and sealed with a pastry top. The earth-coloured room is decorated with rattan chairs and fun artworks, although a lack of fabrics means it doesn’t feel cosy. Arrive hungry: Our lamb shank biryani was a large, rich portion with a velvety sauce. The vegetable biryani overflowed with the perfume of cardamom (not to everybody’s taste), while spice fans shouldn’t miss the lime-doused, tender chicken wings. Well-made cocktails are worth ordering and the wine list is incredibly succinct. Dum isn’t perfect, but it’s a decent choice for a reasonably priced, straightforward Indian.
Are you the restaurant owner?
Click here for Links & Logos
Are you making a general enquiry or enquiring about private rooms?
If you want expert advice on the best private rooms and their availability use our free Square Meal Concierge service and earn extra Square Meal Rewards points with every booking.
You are making an enquiry at
Dum Biryani House
By clicking 'SEND' you agree to the Square Meal User Agreement
Please wait while we are sending your e-mail ...