Checking the hype around the Indian restaurant Dishoom
Everyone is talking about the great Indian restaurant in London that is “soooo good!!!”, so I decided to give it a try and check out what the hype is all about.
When my friend Ramit came on her 5th visit to London, I knew that I must take her to some new trendy places and after hearing so much about “Dishoom”, I have decided that this should be one of the places on her visit.
When we got there, we were told that we need to wait 70 min (even though they had some seats outside, “at this time (9:30pm) we close the outside). Classy.
We accepted it and waited (and waited… and waited…), however just before us there were a nice couple who didn’t need to wait so much because one of the waitresses recognized them as her friends and they got in after 10 min wait which was very irritating (you should have seen my face!!!).
After 50 min queuing outside, we got in, just so we could queue more in the bar (“wait in the bar and you can order something to drink in the meantime”).
After the 70min wait (“we told you it’s going to be 70 mins”), we finally got seated and just about then we saw the nice couple from the queue leaving after having their dinner (I bet they were happy to know they didn’t have to wait much).
When we shared our disappointment with one of the managers (Donats) he was very kind and understanding (or at least showed us that he was).
We quickly ordered the food, by this time we were STARVING. I was disappointed to see that they only had one curry meal with red tomato sauce (which I hate). however, I must admit that The food was great. Everything we ordered was amazing –
- MURGH MALAI- Chicken thigh meat is steeped overnight in garlic, ginger, coriander stems and a little cream. Still slightly pink when fully cooked. £7.90
- Chicken Tikka- DISHOOM CHICKEN TIKKA
A family recipe, using a marinade of sweet vinegar, not yoghurt. Laced with ginger juice, turmeric, garlic and green chilli. £7.90
- BLACK HOUSE DAAL- dark, rich, deeply flavoured. It is simmered over 24 hours for extra harmony. £5.90 (Must Have!)
I don’t think I would ever go back to Dishoom. Food was great but I am sure I can find same quality Indian restaurant for less time wait.
7 Boundary Street
London E2 7JE
Tel: 020 7420 9324