Let me tell you, that finding a special breakfast/brunch place in London, that opens actually early-ish on the weekend, is not as easy as one would think. Most brunch places open around 11-12 o’clock! However, Dishoom opens at 9 am, and serves the most amazing breakfast dishes with some nice coffee/unlimited chai tea.
THE OLD IRANI CAFÉS of Bombay have almost all disappeared. Their faded elegance welcomed all: courting couples, sweaty taxi-wallas, students, artists and lawyers. Fans turned slowly. Bentwood chairs were reflected in stained mirrors, next to sepia family portraits.
Opened early last century by Zoroastrian immigrants from Iran, there were almost four hundred cafés at their peak in the 1960s. Now, fewer than thirty remain. These cafés broke down barriers by bringing people together over food and drink. Bombay was more welcoming, more cosmopolitan, for their existence. Dishoom pays homage to the Irani cafés and the food of all Bombay. (x)
It was very lovely-bubbly and busy on an early Saturday morning which was perfect for us. Me and my friend really liked the vibe of the place and our waiter was super helpful and kind. The restaurant was nearly full and there was absolutely no delay in receiving our orders.
The portions are perfect, food is tasty and the drinks just keep coming. I always appreciate places where they make sure there is tap water on the table throughout the meal and in this cute cafe, even the chai is topped up!
I ordered vegan sausage naan rool and some vegan black pudding and they were absolutely delicious, highly recommend them! The rest of the meal was also excellent and the final price for all we ate and drank was more than reasonable. We really enjoyed the time at this place, I would definitely recommend.
They have a terrace and a two floor restaurant in Shoreditch, but you can find them in Covent Garden as well plus some other cities in the UK.