Dishoom Kensington

Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Dishoom Kensington

Bronze Award

Modelled on Mumbai’s famous Iranian-style cafés, Dishoom challenged our preconceptions of ‘Indian restaurants’, and succeeded in winning us over – judging by the crowds that pile into its branches across the capital. From breakfast to late-night cocktails, the focus is on tongue-in-cheek fun: the quirky decor of each venue incorporates a little of its location – think vintage Bollywood pictures in the heart of theatreland or Formica tables and 60s fittings in the Carnaby Street iteration. The all-day menu, meanwhile, leavens its Indian staples with a dose of pure Britishness (bacon naan breakfast rolls, anyone?), while brilliant descriptions really nail each dish: don’t miss Mumbai-style small plates such as chilli-cheese toast, the ginger-spiced, grill-blackened lamb chops, the silky, slow-simmered black dhal, and location-specific signatures such as the mouth-watering braised lamb raan served at the airy Shoreditch branch. Join the queue: it’s worth the wait.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Eat at Home
Home delivery, Takeaway service
Cool, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+]
Food Hygiene Rating


It is almost impossible to walk past any Dishoom in the city without seeing queues that stretch around the block, and the Kensington branch is no different. Getting a table at this modern and exciting Indian restaurant isn’t easy but with so many classic dishes and modern variations on the traditional cuisine, it is no wonder Dishoom has become such a hit in the city.

Modelled to look like a jazz club in Bombay from the 1940s, the extravagant art deco décor of chandeliers, a giant clock overlooking the entire restaurant and teak wood panelling will transport you to another era while the will food transports you to an Indian city.

Serving up dishes all the way through from breakfast to late-night snacks, start your day off right with the now-famous bacon naan roll with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs. For when you visit later on in the day, start your meal with filo pastry lamb samosas before moving onto the creamy 24 hour cooked house black daal, chicken ruby and vegan jackfruit biryani. For those late night Dishoom cravings, the carby Roomali Rolls, with the option of indian cheese, paneer or chicken tikka will be sure to soak up any alcohol you’ve consumed and leave you hangover free the next morning.

Accompany your spicy dishes with a hoppy butter paanch Dishoom IPA or go for a sweet and refreshing cocktail like the Bollybellini with raspberries, lychee, rose and cardamom or The Kohinoor Fizz with gooseberry syrup, lime juice, gin and prosecco.  

Forget all you preconceptions about Indian restaurants when you visit Dishoom. Filled with families, suits and socialites alike the crowds at Dishoom include people from all walks of life making for a constantly buzzy atmosphere. Mixed with enticing Indian dishes, this restaurant is well worth the wait.  


Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Dishoom Kensington?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Dishoom Kensington.

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4 Derry Street, Kensington, London, W8 5SE

020 7420 9325 020 7420 9325


Opening Times

All day
Mon 08:00-23:00
Tue 08:00-23:00
Wed 08:00-23:00
Thu 08:00-23:00
Fri 08:00-23:00
Sat 09:00-23:00
Sun 09:00-23:00


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5 Reviews 

Kyoko B

23 November 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Nice service and brilliant food!  Shame it is always busy.

Ian B

23 November 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Great atmosphere authentic tasty food


08 July 2019  
The food has a lot of flavours yet very simple. The ambiance was great with band playing. The kitchen was quick in serving the dishes. The price was reasonable.

Cullen P

05 April 2019  
Best combination of food and atmosphere anywhere, Indian but what an Indian restaurant.


24 April 2018  
Another amazing brunch - upgrade to free flowing pornstar or espresso martinis, also unlimited food available off the menu! Service was impeccable with polite staff. Good atmosphere and value for money!
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