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“Delicious Dishoom”
Review of Dishoom Edinburgh

Dishoom Edinburgh
Ranked #148 of 2,784 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood: New Town
Description: The original Bombay cafes have almost all disappeared. Their faded elegance welcomed all: rich businessmen, sweaty taxi-wallas and courting couples. Fans turned slowly. Bentwood chairs were reflected in stained mirrors, next to sepia family portraits. Students had breakfast. Families dined. Lawyers read briefs. Writers found their characters. Opened early last century by Zoroastrian immigrants from Iran, there were almost four hundred cafes at their peak in the 1960s. Now, fewer than thirty remain. Their loss is much mourned by Bombayites.
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We arrived at 7pm on Sunday, there was a queue outside but this moved quickly and we were given a glass of homemade lemonade whilst we waited. We had some cocktails in the downstairs bar which were lovely. All of the staff were extremely polite, friendly and helpful. We were seated by a window, sitting in the sun which was an added bonus. All of the food was delicious. Can't wait to go back.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

After hearing many people talk about the food at this place I couldn't wait to try.

We went for breakfast on a Saturday morning around 10am, was busy even at this time but it's no surprise why as the food was absolutely stunning!

We had the Bacon Naan (the side chutney/jam is to die for) and the Bombay Omelette. Both equally delicious! As well as the naan and omelette, we also ordered the fresh coconut yogurt with fruit. If I could have managed to try everything on the menu then I would have as it all looked and smelled amazing from the tables around us.

I would definitely recommend visiting here. I can't wait to go back and try something from the main menu. The service was also amazing. Both gents that served us were knowledgeable and really friendly. It made the whole experience great.

Note - 100% try the house chai tea. It's devine!!

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Thank K0159
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

If you like Indian Food, then this is the place for you.. It's not the run of your mill Indian Restaurant..it's another level higher. .It really is set in 1949 Prohibition Times in Bombay...The Menu reflects the mood.. We had a very helpful Waiter who kindly explained the Menu, and actually advised us of the Starters and Main Course.. His choice was just perfect...The size of dishes are small...perfect for sharing, like Tapas style.. so order 2-3 dishes each.. and just share.. you can always order more.. The Best Indian Food I've had in a long time.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Can't recommend enough! We had booked a table for 5pm and the staff were very understanding about our delay (caused by traffic). We were seated in the window which was lovely and were both really impressed by the waiter's knowledge of the menu. We ordered some far far and dips to start, then the chicken berry britannia (biryani), raita, bowl of greens and a garlic naan - I would order the exact same again if I was to return, it was all delicious and a good amount of food shared between two. We shared the kala khatta gola ice pudding and ordered the bollybellini cocktails. Can't fault the food, staff, decor or location.

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Thank Caitlin H
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place in search of a coffee but found so much more! Authentic Indian food with a modern twist, homemade chai tea - that keeps coming! We will definitely be coming back as much as possible. Great location too- looks over St Andrews Square Garden!

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