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.
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.
wife & son enjoyed their cocktail.
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.
noce place really.
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.
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 were very good, their popular dish.
calamari were pretty good, but i had better. prawns ok.
the rack of lamb was excellent, another popular dish, very tender & flavourful not so lamby…
the curry was very good. the chicken dices were not that great this time, not so tender.
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 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.
Dishoom @ King’s Cross
5 Stable Street, London N1C 4AB
Tel: 020 7420 9321
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