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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 #36, 2017

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

Diversity in Business  Edinburgh Business Award, Winner 2018

Best Concept – CGA, Hero and Icon Awards,  2017

Best Small Group – Good Food Guide UK, 2017

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

Best Breakfast Destination – The Scottish Food Awards, 2017

Best Operator for Training – BII Scotland Awards 2017

Learning & Development – Caterer People Awards, Winner, 2017  

Best Launch Campaign – Caterer People Awards, Winner, 2017 

Best Rewards and Benefits – Caterer People Awards, Winner, 2017 

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

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

Best Group Drinks list of the year – Imbibe, 2017

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

Good Food Guide – Listed 2012 – 2018

National Restaurant Awards 2015 – UK’s 21st Best Restaurant

TimeOut London’s Top 50 Restaurants 2015  Ranked No. 25

Best Casual Dining, British Curry Awards – Winner, 2014 & 2016

Cool Brands – Listed 2015 & 2016

Michelin Guide – Listed 2012 – 2017

Young British Foodie for Drinks (for Carl Brown, Bar-walla) – Winner, 2014

TimeOut London’s Best Breakfasts – Listed 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

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

TimeOut London readers’ favourite dishes – Bacon Naan Roll voted #3, 2015

TimeOut love London awards – Top Neighbourhood restaurant, 2016

Evening Standard London’s Best Bacon Sarnies – 2013

Richard Vines for Bloomberg, No. 2 Best City Breakfast – 2013

Design Week Awards – Winner, Best Hospitality Interior 2015 

Peach Heroes & Icons – Winner, Best Destination Opening 2015

Restaurant Magazine R200 – Winner, Best New Venue 2015

Retailers’ Retailer Awards – Winner, Best venue 2015

Restaurant and Bar Design Awards – Runner-up, Best London Restaurant 2014

Restaurant and Bar Design Awards – Runner-up, Best London Restaurant 2013

Richard Vines for Bloomberg, London’s Top 10 New Restaurants – 2012

Zagat London’s Top 5 Newcomers – 2012

Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2012 Best Pop-Up – Runner-up, 2012

British Curry Awards Best Newcomer – Shortlisted, 2013

Restaurant and Bar Design Awards Best Independent Restaurant – Runner-up, 2011

Webby Awards Best Restaurant Website – Runner-up, 2015

Webby Awards Best Restaurant Website – Runner-up, 2011

TimeOut London’s Best New Restaurant Design – Runner-up, 2010