A new Bombay Cafe’ in London: Dishoom Shoreditch

Being a huge fan of Dishoom Covent Garden, I couldn’t wait to try out their new Shoreditch restaurant, currently in soft opening (and with a 50% discount on food until 18th October). I finally managed to visit it on Saturday night. And I love it!

Tucked away in Boundary street, just in front of the Albion, Dishoom Shoreditch spans over two floors; boasting a huge bar and some really nice tables on the ground floor, and a smaller bar and a reduced number of tables one on the lower ground floor, overlooking the open plan kitchen.

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The décor is authentic yet edgy, combining Shoreditch-style industrial design with the typical tiled floors and pictures on the wall of Bombay cafés.

The menu is very similar to the Covent Garden eatery, which is a shame, because I was expecting to try some new dishes. But never mind, I enjoyed every bite!

What we ordered (accompanied by their heavenly chutneys)
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Bhel, a puffed rice tossed with fresh pomegranate, tomato, onion, lime, tamarind, mint, so fresh, I loved the sweet and sour combinations.

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Then, one of my favourite dishes… Dishoom calamari, zesty lime and grainy crumb crunch.

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Followed but another tasty classic, Keema Pau: spiced minced lamb with a toasted, buttered pau bun.

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Masala Prawns, charred slightly at the edges, but succulent and meaty. The delicious Dishoom version of Bombay potatoes.

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And to finish the Pinapple Crumble with black pepper and pod vanilla, beneath a crumble of sunflower seeds, oats, crushed almond, coconut, honey and dark sugar. Served with cinnamon ice cream.

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The service was excellent, very informative and knowledgeable. The food, so tasty, with so many layers of flavours, that I am still dreaming about it.

Will I be back? Of course! I can’t wait to plan my next visit!

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4 thoughts on “A new Bombay Cafe’ in London: Dishoom Shoreditch”

  1. khannablog says:

    I didnt realise they had opened another restaurant, I will definetely check it out – especially with the 50% discount. Thanks for this :)

  2. thedailyout says:

    Thank you for popping by! Yes, i personally like it better than the Covent Garden restaurant. :)

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