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.