Dishoom is a modern take on the fading glory of 20th century Bombay cafes (and their fusion cuisine) in the middle of Covent Garden (according to the story on the menu anyway). As I didn’t want to have every minute of my days scheduled, a lot of my meals have been walk-ins and my luck has varied. I tried to get in here on a Saturday night but there was a queue and there was no chance, so returned the next day and managed to get a table for lunch.

There are entree and mains but there is also a series of small serves for tasting and sharing, which I ordered from. From the top down: Keema pau (spiced minced lamb with toasted bun), chilli cheese toast, chutneys – chilli and tamarind, Bhel (puffed rice with pomegranate, onion and tamarind), Bhang lassi (ginger, mint and spice), pineapple and black pepper crumble with cinnamon icecream.

All this for £20! And the eye candy: all well to do locals of Anglo and/or Indian descent. No American tourists are sufficiently curious to eat this kind of food apparently Рtheir accents were conspicuously absent from the room. Mostly Londoners with posh accents, all well dressed and enjoying themselves immensely.

dishoom1 lunch at Dishoom in Covent Garden

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dishoom4 lunch at Dishoom in Covent Garden

dishoom2 lunch at Dishoom in Covent Garden

dishoom3 lunch at Dishoom in Covent Garden

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lunch at Dishoom in Covent Garden

One thought on “lunch at Dishoom in Covent Garden

  • 10 November 2011 at 1:09 pm
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    Bhang lassi!
    …ahh they make all food delicious

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