If you live in London, it’s likely that you’ve eaten at Dishoom, a chain of restaurants across the capital, serving up interesting and flavoursome Indian street food. I reviewed my first experience at Dishoom at the beginning of last year, when Stew and I enjoyed an evening meal at their King’s Cross branch for Valentine’s Day. Whilst dinner was amazing (and the cocktails incredible), we’ve been dying to go back ever since to try their breakfast menu.
Their breakfast and brunch options are often featured on blogs, Instagram and in magazines. Everyone raves about them! Not only are the dishes affordable, but they’re unusual and delicious – a winner on all levels! The selection of breakfast naans are a favourite with just about everyone I know that’s tried one. A lot like a ‘bacon buttie’, the Bacon Naan Roll, Egg Naan Roll and Sausage Naan Roll, start from just £4.90 and will change your view on breakfast forever!
We opted for the classic bacon version, which is born from Ginger Pig’s smoked streaky bacon, dry-cured for 5 days with rock salt and Demerara sugar. At £5.50 it cannot be missed if you’re heading to Dishoom for brekkie. In fact, it’s so damn cheap and SO DAMN GOOD, order 2! You won’t regret it.
To accompany the bacon naan, we also chose another dish off the menu called Keema Per Eedu. This unusual sounding dish is a Parsi power breakfast, made of spicy chicken keema and chicken liver, topped with two runny-yolked fried eggs and sali crisp-chips. Served with pau buns. Priced at £8.50, it’s deserving of every penny and is still well within the London brunch price scene.
To wash both dishes down, we both chose Dishoom’s Mango Lassi. Stew has spent a lot of time in Indian and I remember him coming home raving about these drinks. A concoction of yoghurt, banana, mango and oats. This drink will refresh you and help fill you up for the day. A lot like a smoothie but with a brilliant oaty texture. I’ve also heard that the Chai tea at Dishoom comes with free refills. I wish we’d got that too!
If you’re planning on paying Dishoom a visit, I would definitely recommend the King’s Cross branch. It’s huge and the building is quite frankly stunning. It’s a quoloquial Indian oasis in the heart of the city. The Shoreditch branch is smaller and has the same inspired decor but less of the grandeur of King’s Cross. It does however have a heated outdoor area making it a perfect spot for brunch and is a stone’s throw from Brick Lane. I guess King’s Cross could make more of a dinner spot, whilst Shoreditch is great for weekend breakfast/lunch.
Have you been to Dishoom before? Would you agree with the bacon naan selection? Have you tried their King’s Cross or Shoreditch branches? If so, which do you prefer?
- The genius menu at Dishoom works perfectly.
- It’s unique, tasty and cheap! What more could you want?
- Once you’ve eaten at Dishoom once, you will want to come back every week.
- I’d highly recommend the bacon naan and breakfast lassi.