Dishoom, a chain of Indian restaurants that I’m sure most of you are familiar with, has been extremely successful in bringing the Bombay cafe experience to London.
What I admire most about Dishoom is that as soon as you set foot into one of their restaurants, you feel as though you’ve stepped into Bombay of yesteryear. It is not just the interior that has been carefully selected, but around the restaurant you will find little things such as agarbathi, which highlights the attention to detail that Dishoom has paid.
Having already eaten at their King’s Cross and Shoreditch outlets, A and I, decided to visit the Carnaby branch for breakfast on this occasion, which is served until 11:30 on weekdays and until noon on weekends.
Chilli-cheese toast, topped with fried eggs. Sounds simple — and it is — but boy, does it work! The chilli-cheese toast, especially, is delicious and is worth waking up early for. Ever since our trip to Dishoom, I’ve been trying my own hand at making Kejriwal for breakfast…it’s getting there ?.
Egg Naan Roll (£4.90)
The egg naan roll at first made me raise my eyebrows — why would anyone sandwich a runny egg into naan? A few bites in and my question was answered; the two, accompanied by a sweet-sour sauce, went perfectly together.
Chocolate Chai (£2.90)
Another interesting item on the menu, one that I don’t have a picture for (apologies), is Dishoom’s chocolate chai. Brewing away constantly throughout the day with chocolate, cardamom and hint of other spices, this chai is good option to complete your Bombay breakfast.
Overall, Dishoom do a great job in serving up a great (although not authentic) Indian breakfast that isn’t overly heavy. It’s a place great to visit for a casual visit and a for special occasion over dinner. If you haven’t yet been to Dishoom or had their breakfast yet, I would highly recommend checking it out.