I have been to Dishoom a few times for dinner and think it is okay, nothing spectacular as I find the no-booking policy slightly annoying and it has a bit of a chain feel going on as there is better Indian food in other places with less of a wait time. It is not terrible food though, it is tasty and they have a good choice.
When the Kings Cross branch opened, we decided to go there for breakfast with a friend and had a disappointing experience.
The decor is really nice and it is a massive and space restaurant. It is designed to look like a “godown” and a lot of details have been captured and the ambience is very nice.
We had to wait around 40 minutes which was fine as we had expected to.
It was a Sunday morning and we were ravenous so we started off with some Masala chai which was really nice and delicious and warmed us up.
Now my friend has dietary requirements which are halal and no tomatoes, as he has an intolerance to them. The waitress explained that the breakfast menu was not halal, which is fine, so he decided to opt for omelette without tomatoes.
The waitress said that was fine and took our order. The other dishes we ordered were Kejriwal, which is chilli cheese toast and eggs, and Keema per eedu, which was pau served with chicken kheema, chicken livers, fried egg and sali crisp chips.
Our dishes were really delicious and I really enjoyed the chilli cheese toast, and Amit really enjoyed his.
Disaster struck as my friend cut into his omelette and discovered chunks of tomato in it. Not ideal when he had specified that he couldn’t have tomatoes. We called the waitress and asked her to change it for one without tomatoes. She did apologise and take it away but when she came back she stated that they could not make the omelette without tomatoes. She then proceeded to suggest that he eat fruit and yoghurt! We could have had that at home. We came especially for the indian breakfast.
Which kitchen does not have spare eggs lying around to make an omelette without tomatoes in for a customer? That was highly disappointing as he had really looked forward to his meal.
All in all the food was good apart from the omelette saga, and the chai was nice. The service was a bit of a let down and the lack of flexibility with food intolerances was a real shame.
The pricing of the food was fair and the venue was nice. One to skip if you have allergies to any of the ingredients in the indian breakfast choices and specifically want the indian breakfast.
For more information go to: http://www.dishoom.com