A couple of years ago I visited the Covent Garden Dishoom and to be honest- I do not know why I haven’t been back, we had an incredible dinner and it is in the heart of theatre land. There was a small wait for the table but the Bombay coladas in the bar downstairs made up for this. Although, I have heard rumours of people queuing much longer than we had to, fortunately one of the perks of being a paralegal is the early finish and I think we arrived a smidge after 5:30pm. For dinner (after 5:45pm) bookings for groups of 6+ are allowed otherwise it is a queue situ.
Anyway, the point of this blog post is BRUNCH, do not be put off by “having an Indian for breakfast, that is a weird thought” – NO, believe me its phenomenal!! There is Naan better than Dishoom in my book for breakfast/brunch (sorry couldn’t help throwing in a poor joke).
We ate at the Shoreditch branch- FYI enter on Boundary street and not from Andina road side (it has a very cool covered veranda outside- ask when you arrive if you would like to sit here rather this to the main restaurant). The décor is great with large low hung old-fashioned ceiling fans, old mirrors, chandeliers grouped together and wooden tables. The staff are very friendly, I would recommend booking for breakfast or lunch as soon as you can grab a friend to join you.
Now the main event- THE FOOD- its really super! We went to town and chose to each try the bacon/sausage naan. The bacon naan is “a Dishoom signature dish, and deserving of all its accolades” according to their menu.
We shared a house porridge, (Organic porridge oats cooked with milk, banana and sweet Medjool dates. A never-ending portion: if you wish for more, you need only ask). This must be the best veggie friendly breakfast around.
We may have also shared a fire toast, chunky slices of bloomer bread are buttered and thrown onto the grill where they become char-striped. Served with home-made preserves: pineapple-pink-peppercorn jam, and tangy orange marmalade with star anise.
I cannot recommend Dishoom enough!
Dishoom locations: Edinburgh, Shoreditch, King’s Cross, Carnaby and Covent Garden