Enjoyable Indian Food @ Dishoom on 24Mar2016

dishoom bar area

dishoom bar area

our first meal in london was early dinner at dishoom on 24.3.2016.

this a hugely popular place, and top in many reviews, and rightfully so.

the last time we were here on 15.5.2015 our queue was 1.5hrs.

cocktail

cocktail

this time we went early at 530pm. still the queue was 45mins. but it was quite ok since they have a bar area which is a rather pleasant watering hole.

my family not short of drinkers just that i am not one.

cocktail

cocktail

wife & son enjoyed their cocktail.

mocktail

mocktail

i had some non alcoholic. i didn’t remember what it was, but it was ok. the environment of dim lighting & high ambient noise didn’t encourage me to try to read the menu nor hear what the server said.

still, while i won’t go myself for a drink it was quite pleasant in the company of wife & son. daughter had not arrived yet, & son went to fetch her at king’s cross after our dinner.

dishoom

dishoom

noce place really.

dishoom dining area

dishoom dining area

i was just mentioning to my son that we had past the 45mins waiting when a server came to inform us the table was ready so we went to level 2.

egg plant, calamari, prawns

egg plant, calamari, prawns

we ordered 3 appetisers – deepfried egg plants, calamari, & chilli prawns.

a server came to inform us that as they made us waited a bit longer, all the appertiser were on them.

such excellent service philosophy! the 45mins was just an estimaet & we probably waited 5mins longer. very wonderful of them indeed!

egg plants

egg plants

egg plants were very good, their popular dish.

calamari

calamari

calamari were pretty good, but i had better. prawns ok.

rack of lamb

rack of lamb

the rack of lamb was excellent, another popular dish, very tender & flavourful not so lamby…

chicken curry

chicken curry

the curry was very good. the chicken dices were not that great this time, not so tender.

chicken bryanni

chicken bryanni

we had lamb bryanni last time. this time we had chicken bryanni. the rice was very good, and the chicken were moist & tender.

the last time i said tops. this time i think not as good but still a very nice bryanni.

garlic naan

garlic naan

& garlic naan was good especially to mop up the curry.

we had a very good dinner. i was a bit less wowed than the first time, but still it was very good food for the palate, very enjoyable & more so because they did not charge the 3 appetisers. so a wonderful gesture.

c.h.e.f andy

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Dishoom @ King’s Cross

5 Stable Street, London N1C 4AB
Tel: 020 7420 9321

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Wednesday: 8am to 11pm
Thursday to Friday: 8am to midnight
Saturday: 9am to midnight
Sunday: 9am to 11pm

Bank Holidays: Open as usual
Christmas Eve: Closed from 4pm
Christmas & Boxing Day, January 1st & 2nd: Closed

SQ Lounge Food & Onflight Food 24Mar2016

laksa

laksa

we planned a family holiday, visiting son in london then traveling together to lisbon & porto 24mar-4apr2016. ^^

wife & i left on morning 9am flight to london on 24.3.2016. daughter travelled on a later flight.

SQ 1st class lounge

SQ 1st class lounge

i have not been to SQ 1st class lounge for a very long time.

for long flights i usually redeem business class using my credit card miles. & generally i used the asia treasure lounge which is smaller, quieter & more private.

SQ 1st class lounge

SQ 1st class lounge

the food at the 1st class lounge was very good though.

the laksa, other than not having cockles, was the standard of any good laksa, very tasty.

jui kueh

jui kueh

jui kueh was pretty good too.

jui kueh

jui kueh

not the chinatown jui kueh standard, but pretty good.

roti prata

roti prata

& roti prata was very good.

dimsum

dimsum

dimsum was competent, ok.

pancake

pancake

i also tried the pancake. ok but normally i would skip dimsum & pancake, this time just to try.

expresso

expresso

coffee & the twg tea bags always good la. 🙂

breakfast

breakfast

on board business class, i order a beef burger for the light meal & a chilean seabass for lunch.

croissant

croissant

i picked a croissant off the bread basket, it was pretty good. there were other rolls & bread, only so much you can eat.

fruits

fruits

a plate of fruits.

fruit yogurt

fruit yogurt

after that there was a choice of cereal etc i picked the fruit yogurt.

beef burger

beef burger

the beef burger was very good. i am not a burger guy so i don’t take many but this one would rate very high up, the patty, bun, salad, all good.

chilean seabass

chilean seabass

chilean seabass my favoruite fish for western preparation.

chilean seabass

chilean seabass

this was good, firm, tasty. on par with good restaurant standard.

chilean seabass

chilean seabass

mussels were good too.

cheese & fruits

cheese & fruits

after the main, there was cheese & fruits.

i guess overall, the onflight food on SQ biz class was a pretty good dining experience.

lobster thermidor - return flight 4apr2016

lobster thermidor – return flight 4apr2016

on the return flight on 4.4.2016, for book the cook i picked lobster thermidor.

lobster thermidor - return flight 4apr2016

lobster thermidor – return flight 4apr2016

they served a whole lobster, i think a whole 1 & 1/4 pounder 680g typewith the meat + 2 pincers on the 1/2 shell.

lobster thermidor - return flight 4apr2016

lobster thermidor – return flight 4apr2016

meat was fresh & tasty, sauce was good, just right.

lobster thermidor - return flight 4apr2016

lobster thermidor – return flight 4apr2016

the dish was competent, no wow (like the chilean seabass on my onward flight). can’t expect too much on board so i guess that was pretty good already.

mango jelly

mango jelly  – return flight 4apr2016

didn’t want ice cream. tried the mango jelly…very so-so.

pakthai

pakthai – return flight 4apr2016

pakthai was ok, again competent. anyway pakthai not my favourite, & i only picked it on return flight as the other options were the western food which i had more than fair share over the almost 2weeks travel.

c.h.e.f andy