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Dishoom Covent Garden

12 Upper St Martin's Lane | Saint Martin's Courtyard, London WC2H 9FB, England
+44 20 7420 9320
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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12 Upper St Martin's Lane | Saint Martin's Courtyard, London WC2H 9FB, England
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1 - 10 of 4,017 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good people, great quality. The Biryani had layers and layers of flavor that just mixed perfectly when stirred.

Thank David T
Reviewed yesterday

Great vibe, cute place. Good menu. This place is pretty busy and popular with tourists and locals alike. Tables pretty close together, I like the free chai refills. A bit on the expensive side, but it's in the middle of Covent Garden so it is...More

Thank TravelCamelCanada
Reviewed yesterday

Really good experience. We really had an amazing lunch sharing different kinds of dishes from India.

Thank Roger D
Reviewed yesterday

Dishoom is one place where you get solid and snacky food from west and north of India. Paneer, Black dal, Veg samosa, are usually all time favourites with Bhel, Pau Bhaji , Vada pau added to it from west are great treats if you have...More

Thank Rajiv1952
Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived around 7:30 PM on a Saturday night and stood in a queue until 8:30 PM to enter the restaurant. We did not get seated for dinner until 9 PM. I found the atmosphere was loud--it was hard to hear the other people at...More

Thank Teresanorris
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely love the flavours textures and aromatic nature of the food. It's one of my favourite places to eat!

Thank llbcjmsll
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Rated #1 on yelp for Indian cuisine, but was it really worth the hype or was it a waste of our 1 hour and 20 minute wait on a Saturday night? In all honesty, I would only return if I didn't have to queue for...More

Thank 20Lee
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited Dishoom 4 years ago and it was great, visited again today it just got better.. the quality and service is outstanding....yes you have to wait for a table but it is truly worth it...

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took my Mum here after the opera in Covent Garden. After an hours wait we were asked to sit at the bar. The bar staff are great fun and created a lovely cocktail for us. We were given a very nice table on the...More

Thank Bhauna
Reviewed 3 days ago

My favourite restaurant in London! Our first visit to this location in Dec 2016 we waited over an hour to get in and it was WORTH IT!! We came back the following day because we loved the food so much. We returned to London September...More

Thank briana330
Nearby
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
...More
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Diane P
13 August 2017|
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Response from mahesh_10 | Reviewed this property |
I dont think so . it is very crowded and not advisable also
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lola584
2 July 2017|
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Response from Shelly1863 | Reviewed this property |
We booked in advance
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reeneesingh
29 March 2017|
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Response from steavpacka | Reviewed this property |
When I was there, they did say they do weddings and such. So I would think you could. At least a portion.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 34
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Upper St Martin's Lane | Saint Martin's Courtyard, London WC2H 9FB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7420 9320
  • E-mail
Description
The original Bombay cafes have almost all disappeared. Their faded elegance welcomed all: rich businessmen, sweaty taxi-wallas and courting couples. Fans turned slowly. Bentwood chairs were reflected in stained mirrors, next to sepia family portraits. Students had breakfast. Families dined. Lawyers read briefs. Writers found their characters. Opened early last century by Zoroastrian immigrants from Iran, there were almost four hundred cafes at their peak in the 1960s. Now, fewer than thirty remain. Their loss is much mourned by Bombayites.
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