Dishoom, Kings Cross

It wasn’t any of the 159 Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK that ranked top of readers’ favourite eats, it was an unassuming chain called Dishoom. Styled after Iranian-style cafes in Mumbai, now with 3 branches in London, this is one of those places you can always rely upon. And more importantly, somewhere you can all agree on when you’re trying to find a spot to go with friends.

The Kings Cross venue is their newest (Opened in Nov 2014) and it’s huge! Far bigger than their original Covent Garden outpost and their Shoreditch spot, this is cavernous.

In the evenings, it becomes one of those pesky no-reservation places, but for lunch you can still reserve. Request one of the booths on the side, far more space to spread out with all the food that you’ll inevitably end up ordering. The menu is sharing style, which is great. You can all choose a few options and subtly ignore the ones you don’t love, because someone else will definitely lap it up.

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The vegetarian and the gluten-free among us were in heaven – the menu very clearly points out which dishes are vegetarian, but there’s a separate menu for the gluten free too, indicating which dishes they can safely order – and there are a lot to choose from. As is regular in a sharing sort of place, we vastly over-order and a stream of food arrives.

This is but a mere sample of all the food we ordered, but these are the favourites.  I’ve long talked about my love of Indian junk food and so Bhel is a natural starter.  The okra fries easily count towards your five-a-day and the paneer tikka is moreishly rich.  I’m more of a fan of the small plates than I am of the main curries and naans and things, so I filled up on these and left the others to the bigger stuff.

There really is something for everyone.

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Dishoom Kings Cross can be found at 5 Stable St, Kings Cross N1C 4AB.

 

 

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