Dishoom had been on my to-try list for so long now, for their well-known brunch in particular. It just seemed that every time I remembered, it would be Saturday evening, and of course they were already booked up for Sunday brunch. This time, as we were booking a ticket for an exhibition (more on that in a couple of days, and it was an amazing one), we reserved a table for brunch well in advance and finally got to see what all the fuss was about.
We already knew what we wanted to try - their popular Naan Rolls, stuffed with your breakfast food of choice (bacon, sausage, egg). Having seen that they get their bacon from The Ginger Pig, one of the best butchers in London, we had to go for the egg & bacon. We also wanted to try out their Bombay Omelette and got a plate to share - clearly we were hungry.
Sidenote: yes, I chopped my hair off! Well, not me, but a hairdresser at Baroque which is my salon of choice (a Japanese hairdressers and they are wonderful). It was down to my waist so it's cut my blow-dry time by half, which was reason enough for a bit of a change!
Back to the food. The naan was flippin' fantastic. Neither of us could stop raving about it, and the tomato chutney that comes with it just puts it over the edge. Original yet simple, flavourful, and all about quality ingredients. We loved them.
Unfortunately, the omelette in comparison was a let-down - it was barely seasoned, and although the eggs were clearly fresh and delicious, it was just a bit bland. I was quite full and didn't eat much of it, but E managed half of it and chomped down on a big piece of egg shell! A bit unexpected but it can happen to the best of us, and they were very apologetic about it and took the dish off our bill. The naan rolls were so good that this error was pretty easy to overlook.
We are definitely going to go back for lunch or dinner one of these days, as their main menu looks delectable. I loved the atmosphere and decor of the place too - like a Bombay brasserie with a modern and stylish twist.
We've certainly made our way around the St. Martin's Lane/Courtyard area, having been to Jamie's Italian, Suda & Cantina Laredo. And now with Marcus Wareing's new restaurant Tredwell's, it's a real foodie's corner!
You can have a look at the menu and other details on Zomato.