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Awards & Accolades

What people have been kind enough to say

London holds its breath and wonders how long the dream that is Dishoom can last. And yet it would appear there is no slowing them down… Consistent, mind-blowing food with some of the nicest staff you’ll find anywhere and a vibe that is pretty close to perfect.”
– Haley Forest, Thrillist

“Dishoom, has become something of a darling of London’s restaurant scene. No other place seems to have captured the public imagination quite like it.”
– The Nudge 

“There was a freshness, vibrancy and zing to pretty much everything we ate. We left with a spring in our step, rather than the usually post-curry shuffle.” 
– Tom Parker-Bowles, Olive Magazine

“They’ve got the look spot on… nearly all of the dishes are excellent from traditional Indian grills and curries to Bombay street snacks.” 
– Guy Dimond, Time Out

“The staffers are friendly, the prices are low and the food is first-class. I had one of my most enjoyable meals of the year here. Dishoom well encapsulates the current trend for quality without fuss.” 
– Richard Vines, Bloomberg

“We drank very good chai, the spiced milky sweet tea that is India’s national drink. The naan rolls were all excellent: sausage with chilli, tomato jam and cream cheese is an unimpeachable breakfast with sweet tea, as is two runny eggs in a spiced roll.”
– AA Gill, Sunday Times Style

“Gorgeously kitsch, fast-paced and with delicious Indian-fusion snacks – what’s not to like about this Bombay-style café.”
– Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

“A thing of loveliness….this is the breakfast bacon naan from Dishoom and it is bloody GAWJUSS. My new favourite breakfast. With a drink, a fiver.”
– Marina O’Loughlin (food critic, The Guardian) – on her blog

“A stunningly original menu that cries havoc and releases the dogs of flavour to cause mayhem among typical fare of both Indian and British-Asian dishes: from desi takes on the bacon sandwich to chicken berry Britannia, a twist on an already mish-mashed classic, and the Kejriwal, a spicy, eggy take on cheese on toast, a joyful aberration.”
– Saptaparshi Ray, Outlook India

“Dishoom is such a fun, modern interpretation of an Indian restaurant that waiting is no great chore…”
– Nick Lander, FT Weekend

“Breakfast of a sausage naan roll with chilli jam would be a champion way to begin the day. Biff! Bang! Wow!”
– Fay Maschler, The Evening Standard

“The breakfast Bacon Naan is the kind of stuff that people might cut their arm off for…”
– Audrey Gillan, Olive Magazine

“Dishoom revives Bombay cafe culture… Bombay’s old Irani cafes are dying a slow death, and the only people doing anything about it are in London. Painstaking attention to detail and cultural referencing… nothing is overlooked.”
– Amana Fontanella-Khan, CNN Mumbai

“I’ve seen many Indian restaurants come and go, but Dishoom was the first one that really got me excited. Coming here always transports me back to my childhood. Every morsel reminds me of eating my way around the streets of Mumbai… this place is helping to preserve a tradition that is rapidly dying out.”
– Maunika Gowardhan in Red magazine

“An authentic slice of vanishing Mumbai culinary mainstay is flourishing in London.”
– Xanthe Clay, the Telegraph


THE SUNDAY TIMES 100 Best Companies To Work For – Ranked #19, 2019

Best Restaurant or Brunch – Harden’s London Restaurant Awards, 2019

Trailblazer of the Year – Casual Dining Restaurant and Pub Awards, 2019

Best Overall Operator – Under 20 sites – Restaurant Magazine R200, 2017 – 2018

Best Concept – Retailers’ Retailer of the Year, 2018 – 2019

Restaurateur of the Year (Group) – The Catey’s, 2018

Most Admired Brand – CGA, Peach Heroes and Icon Awards, 2018

Diversity in Business – Edinburgh Business Award, 2018

Candidate experience – Caterer People Awards, 2018

Michelin Guide – Listed 2012 – 2018

Good Food Guide – Listed 2012 – 2018

Excellence in Talent Attraction – HR in Hospitality, 2018

Restaurant of the Year – Asian Business Awards, 2018

THE SUNDAY TIMES 100 Best Companies To Work For – Ranked #36, 2017

Best Concept – CGA, Peach Heroes and Icon Awards, 2017

Best Small Group – Good Food Guide UK, 2017

Best Breakfast Destination – The Scottish Food Awards, 2017

Best Operator for Training – BII Scotland Awards, 2017

Best in Learning & Development – Caterer People Awards, 2017

Best Launch Campaign – Caterer People Awards, 2017

Best Rewards and Benefits – Caterer People Awards, 2017 

Best Newcomer – British Curry Awards, Dishoom King’s Cross, 2017

Best Group Drinks list of the year – Imbibe, 2017

The List – Eating & Drinking Guide Readers’ Award, Edinburgh, 2017

Hero and Icon awards – Best Concept, 2017
Food Beverage and Leisure Operator – Revo Gold Awards, 2017­

Best Restaurant in the UK – Yelp! reviewers 2015 & 2016

Best Casual Dining – British Curry Awards, 2014 & 2016

Cool Brands – Listed 2015 & 2016

Non-alcoholic cocktail list of the year – Spirits Business, 2016 

Top Neighbourhood restaurant – TimeOut love London awards, 2016

Design Week Awards – Best Hospitality Interior, 2015