Facebook and Twitter is such a great way to find out new cool places to eat in London, so when I was looking for a new place to take my friend Laura for her birthday I asked my pals on Facebook to recommend somewhere. I was kindly directed to Dishoom (Thanks Alexia!) and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Dishoom is a Indian restaurant inspired by the old Bombay Cafes of 1960’s-80’s serving breakfast, lunch and dinner the food is innovative and full of flavour. The setting is perfect, ambient lighting and covered in frames filled with the history of Bollywood, old photographs and dark wood and marble top tables. There is something so welcoming about the atmosphere. The kitchen is open for all to see and the place is filled with the smell of aromatic spices I couldn’t wait to eat, the smell was just so enticing.
We went for a calamari as it is one of our favourite dishes, there was a substantial amount in there to share and we in fact left some from being so full. I wouldn’t say this was anything special but it was tasty, tender and fresh.
My favourite dish was the Ruby Murray. The South Indian style curry was creamy and delicious and went perfectly with the cheesy and plain naan, which I would like to add was perfectly cooked. It was lovely to have something wet with the courses as I am very much a sauce kinda gal.