Dishoom King's Cross

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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.

Good to know

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


Designed to look like an old Bombay train station cafe from the late 1920’s and aptly located just a stone’s throw away from Kings Cross station and one of London’s oldest railways, Dishoom generates queues every night. While the wait for this popular Indian restaurant may be long, it’s worth the wait.

Dishes vary from traditional curries and grilled meats to modern and experimental dishes like the bacon naan roll that has become a real favourite for any regulars of the Indian chain. For early morning visits to Dishoom, dishes from the breakfast menu include a parsi omelette with tomatoes, onion, coriander and green chilli and a sweet date and banana porridge. Washed it all down with one of its breakfast tipples or a traditional Indian chai. From the all-day menu dishes include 24 Hour cooked black daal, chole puri – a chickpea curry with sweet halwa, awadhi lamb biryani and murgh malai - chicken thighs with garlic, ginger and coriander. All these dishes can come accompanied with rice, naan or roti.

Head downstairs to the bar area to try cocktails which include The Kohinoor Fizz with gin, aperol, prosecco and egg whites or the Bollybellini with raspberries, lychees, rose and cardamom mixed with sparkling wine.

You’ll find this buzzy restaurant filled with couples, families, students (it’s round the corner from Central St Martins) and group diners alike. With dishes suitable for all tastes and dietary requirements Dishoom is an all-round winner when it comes to Indian cuisine.


Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Dishoom King's Cross?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Dishoom King's Cross.

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5 Stable Street, King's Cross, London, N1C 4AB

020 7420 9321 020 7420 9321


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 08:00-00:00
Sat 09:00-00:00
Sun 09:00-23:00


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16 Reviews 

Sarah G

28 December 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

I'm not a fan of chains but Dishoom is the exception for me - probably the best Indian food I have eaten.  The restaurants are always busy and frantic but the atmosphere is brilliant and the staff is amazingly knowledgeable, efficient and friendly.

Mike W

23 March 2022  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4

The most amazing curry dishes in UK. I've not eaten curry dishes as good anywhere. Order a few dishes and share between the table as the portions are generous and sharing allows the tabel to try different tastes. The cocktails are also worth the visit. Make sure you book a table it gets quite busy.

Amrita K

26 February 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Beautiful decor

Amazing food and decor, will visit again 

Hana B

01 July 2019  
Busy place but it reminds you of the chaotic street food places in Indian which is both exciting and a treat as you can try everything. Dishoom did a great twist on Christmas dinner which i thoroughly enjoyed with my work colleagues. Very nice location too.

letizia C

27 June 2018  
Perfect for any business lunch or private party. Great location!

Kristina C

15 June 2017  
Lovely food and atmosphere at a good price.

Tina B

01 June 2017  
Tasty food interesting menu.

Michele Y

28 May 2017  
Just amazing. Everything. Food, Food Quality, Restaurant Design, Ambience, Staff Friendliness and Knowledge, Location.

Lorena D

09 May 2017  
Slow service, but good food. Great decor and good atmosphere.


09 May 2017  
Great food, but nightmarish busy so really long waits for tables..
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