I'm not always the biggest fan of Indian food but Dishoom hits the spot. It takes me back to my childhood with familiar dishes of street food interspersed with beautiful curries. The familiarity is due to the owners growing up in East Africa- similar to my family (I believe the parentals know each other?)
I've been to most of the branches with the exception of the latest in Carnaby St and all have something to recommend them. The branch in King's Cross is huge - love the layout of a train station. But I mostly pop into the Shoreditch branch at quiet times as I'm often in the area.
This time, I brought my mum and we chose to sit in their verandah/ conservatory area. Perfect on a sunny day and when you are a smaller group. I've sat here on my own with my laptop in the afternoon at times.
I'd just been for a workout so opted for a healthier option of pulled Murgh malai chicken & pomegranate salad with nimbu pani - the homemade lemonade with salt and sugar. It's the perfect drink for rehydrating and not too sweet. The chicken was tender and salad fresh and crunchy.
Mum had the chilli cheese toast and we shared some greens. The cheese on toast was just like the fusion snack that we would have at home. We both had a chocolate chai - wow! Why have I never had one of those before with my chocolate fixation?
I'm not a huge fan of queuing for anything so prefer to book a table or visit at quieter times. The breakfast naan with bacon is beyond amazing.