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Dishoom Covent Garden

) #232 of 18,191 Restaurants in London ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
12 Upper St Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9FB, England
+44 20 7420 9320
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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12 Upper St Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9FB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This chain excels in recreating the ambience and menu typical of what you call in Bombay an Irani Cafe typically run by the Parsi community. Immensely popular so to avoid disappointment again we booked and just managed to get it for dinner at 5:30pm at...More

Thank Unrudimental
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

London is filled with Indian restaurants and most are pretty good. This one is exceptional and worth the wait. If you can manage to form a group of 6 you an book ahead. Otherwise you will be in line outside for up to 90 mins....More

Thank DrNic1
Reviewed 2 days ago

I can't even begin to explain my experience at Dishoom Covent Garden. I went with my boyfriend on my birthday (July 4th 2017) and the service is what made this experience stand out. I've been to 3 Dishoom locations and the service is always personable,...More

Thank jennac1222
Reviewed 2 days ago

As usual, my experience with both Dishoom restaurants, in King's Cross and Covent Garden, was thrilling. Staff was very helpful in finding me a table and the food was, as always, sublime. Yours is a gregarious place to visit. Keep up the good work!

Thank Sam Q
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and a really buzzy atmosphere make this a great choice for dining with friends and family. Brilliant cocktails too. No reservations are taken for tables of less than 6 so you need to arrive early (5.45pm) to avoid serious queuing!

Thank ric_francis
Reviewed 3 days ago

Awesome food and service. Lunch reservations are easier than dinner. Space is big to accommodate many people.

1  Thank Shuchi M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food - some familiar some less so. Very helpful team who took us through how to 'build' our meal. First rate service. You can book up until 5.45pm

Thank Travellers10
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to have an indian infused breakfast. The chocolate chai is a must try and so are the naan rolls.

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First time at Covent Garden branch and the food here is as good as I've had at the other Dishoom locations.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of few authentic Indian restaurant. I should admin that taste of this restaurant was not adjust by it's audience. They serve food as you find in India.

Thank webbysoul
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
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2 July 2017|
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Response from Shelly1863 | Reviewed this property |
We booked in advance
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.
sebastian v
15 February 2017|
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Response from NowThatsAHoneymoon | Reviewed this property |
Yes, weekends will get longer queues.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 32
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Upper St Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9FB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7420 9320
  • E-mail
Kindly note that all of our cafes will be closed on Tuesday 25th July for our annual summer party for our team.

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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