Dishoom Shoreditch

Bronze Award

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Bronze Award

"Completely incredible food and service"; "reminds me of Mumbai"; "one of my favourite pop-in places" – readers simply can't get enough of Dishoom and its "wonder colonial decor". Whether it's a breakfast of bacon naans and chilli jam (with bottomless chai tea during the week) or dinner with "creative" Asian-themed cocktails such as the Bollybellini, this branch of the four-strong group delivers in spades. We're hooked on the keema pau (minced spiced lamb in a buttered bun) and the signature black dhal, but other items are well worth a punt – including the mahi (fish) tikka, the fried batura bread with chickpeas or the famous chicken berry Britannia (a biryani riff with cranberries), with kulfi on a stick to finish. The only problem is getting a table in the first place: bookings are only taken for groups of six or more, otherwise you need to queue. Even so, this is a "must-visit".

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Eat at Home
Home delivery, Takeaway service
Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Brunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Child friendly, Group dining [8+]


Decorated to look like an Irani, Persian-style café from Bombay in the 1930s, much like its Shoreditch location the décor is a little rough round the edges but popular and charming all the same. Although décor wise Dishoom embraces imperfections, when it comes to the food the upmost attention is paid to making sure you get great authentic dishes with a fun and modern twist.

Serving food from breakfast all the way through to late night snacks, Dishoom has a dish that will suit you mood no matter what time of day you decide to visit. With so many different naan rolls to choose from including the now-famous bacon naan roll with cream cheese and chilli jam, start your day with this filling treat or go for something a little lighter like the date and banana porridge. When it comes to mains in the middle of the day, start with a small plate of veggie samosas, chilli cheese toast or okra fries before moving onto dishes from the grill including chicken tikka or sheekh kabab. Curry-wise, mattar paneer, chicken ruby in a rich, silky ‘makhani’ sauce and the 24 hour cooked house black daal feature on the menu.

Drink offerings include a number of alcohol free tipples to honour Bombay’s 1949 alcohol prohibition. Sober martinis and a dry old-fashioned feature on this part of the menu but don’t worry because there are lots of alcohol filled tipples too. The East India Gimlet mixes gin, rose’s lime and celery bitters, while the Viceroy’s Old Fashioned is made with bourbon, bayleaf reduction and green tea – not one for the faint hearted.

At its Shoreditch location Dishoom also offers up a signature lamb raan bun – lamb marinated in red chilli, ginger and garlic in a sourdough bun with pickles and onions. This dish is only served at the Shoreditch restaurant though so if this is what you’re after, you know where to go.  


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

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

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Can I book Dishoom Shoreditch?

We recommend booking Dishoom Shoreditch, however walk ins are accepted.

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What time does Dishoom Shoreditch serve breakfast?

Dishoom Shoreditch serves breakfast from 8am to 11.45am.

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7 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7JE

020 7420 9324 020 7420 9324


Opening Times

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


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7 Reviews 

Isabelle C

02 July 2019  
Dishoom can be an assault on the senses, its noisy, you are repeatedly directed to different queues and it has a ridiculous booking policy for groups of 6 or over only. But the food is fantastic, not a gloopy, samey 'curry' in sight. Instead there are flavourful dishes, puffy breads and unforgettable-think about it all the time-dahl. The service can be a little full on, although the staff are super knowledgeable about the menu and happy to make recommendations, i feel they can sometimes be a little over-bearing. The food more than makes up for this minor fault though.

Victoria C

27 June 2018  
All of the Dishooms are consistent and reliable. You know you're always going to have a great meal. The bacon & egg naans are still the best breakfast in London. The service is always on point. Love, love, love it!

Divya P

21 March 2018  
Food delicious and fresh. Good portion sizes. Staff friendly. Nice ambience.

Kayleigh W

05 May 2017  
The food here is absolutely amazing! This place is great for a dinner for two or for a large group. I have booked Dishoom for after away days and it's a really good social dinner that gets everyone involved and talking.


01 June 2016  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Wonderful Indian street food and Asian dishes - transporting you to India!
An impressively designed and decorated place from the entrance to this branch to when you walk into and dine at this location. There are beautiful flowers along the entry path with picnic benches for enjoying cocktails and food al fresco when we have sunny weather. They now have a fab summer verandah. Amazing cocktails created by the knowledgeable bartenders at the well-designed The Permit Bar; a relaxing environment for drinks/ cocktails and catching up with friends in an eye-catching bar. They create a wider variety of drinks and cocktails than the Covent Garden branch, perfectly made to original cocktail recipes but adding their own unique twist, like nimbu pani and the Bombay Martini; plus they will create variations of cocktails on the menu to customers requests without hesitation, like a whisky chai, whereas the Covent Garden branch bartenders were unwilling to go off the bar menu. Fabulous food created by the kitchen team, lead by the pleasant and friendly Head Chef Yash, especially the street food like samosas, fresh and crispy bhel puri and vada pau (the Indian version of a chip butty). Save space for their mango or malai kulfi (which has a lovely addition of caramel) and their melt-in-the-mouth nankhatais. Pleasant and efficient service. Overall, great place for Indian and Asian food, and would recommend in a heartbeat!

Alice S

02 December 2015  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Tastes like India
Dishoom is one of my favourite restaurants in London. The queue is normally rediculously long, but it's definitely worth the wait. We only had to wait around 30mins whilst having a drink at their bar. The hosts were extremely friendly, and the service was great, and they knew exactly what each dish was and were able to recommend some great dishes to share. There's nothing on the menu I didn't like. The lamb and chicken are both very tender, and the Black Dahl is so so creamy and is a great sauce dish on the side. The Biryani dishes are more than enough to share between two people, along with 2-3 other dishes. The naan bread is fresh and tastes even better with garlic or cheese. The chai tea is the only chai that I've managed to find in London so far that actually tastes like the chai tea in India. the ambiance is fantastic with the right mood lighting, and this restaurant is always buzzing. 10 out of 10.

Elle E

15 July 2013  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 4
Almost what we wanted
It was an afternoon decision so full of hope, I picked up the phone to check on their table availability. They couldn't take our reservation as we were less than 6 guests but invited us to turn up and wait for a table. At 8pm, on a sunny day, the bar and the terrace were heaving with well dressed patrons. The crowd was really friendly and we soon found ourselves chitchatting with our neighbours. The cocktails were tasty and I thought, fairly priced for this kind of venue. The feel of the building is colonial with a touch of disarray that reminds me partly of India partly of Shoreditch industrial style. We were told we could get a table in 45 minutes. We waited an hour and a half. To be fair, they offered us free drinks to apologize and really looked after us once we were seated. The menu presents no surprise and we decided to at least taste the house “speciality” which is a slow cooked leg of lamb, pulled meat style. It was dry and fairly non interesting, a bit of a disappointment as it was the most expensive thing on the menu (which is still fairly cheap) and was recommended by the waiter. My mango lassi tasted more like a mango smoothie and arrived at the end of the meal, not much use to take off the heat. The bill was £90 for two with plenty left overs and many drinks, so yes, the food is fairly cheap and the room is beautiful. I won't come back for dinner though, I'll come back for cocktails.
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