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Journal entry

A new home in King’s Cross

NOT SO LONG AGO we were wondering to ourselves: “What might have happened if a young Irani had set up a cafĂ© in a Godown (warehouse) behind Bombay’s Victoria Terminus, C. 1928?”

Soon after we began to ponder the question, we found ourselves travelling back and forth between Bombay and London, buried deep in archives, lost in obscure back streets, asking directions to forgotten old buildings and blowing the dust off old books.

Several months of building work followed. Many weeks of training new Dishoom-wallas. And eventually we had the answer. Our big shed had become a living breathing restaurant.

This little stop-motion video documents some of that. Certainly, it made us smile!

Dishoom King’s Cross opened on 20th November.

We are now taking reservations for tables of any size before 6pm, and tables of 6-11 people from 6pm. (Larger groups will be able to visit us from 8th December.)

Of course, we are still accepting walk-in guests at any time. (Currently it’s all rather peaceful, so do pop down and enjoy the lovely relaxed atmosphere whenever you wish!)

We will be totally delighted to see you there!

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Hallo, We had a wonderful meal at Kings Cross yesterday evening, and we enjoyed the music so much. Can you tell me what music you played please? Thank you.


Hi Sebastiaan, here's a couple of Spotify playlists we prepared earlier :-)

kamal Patel

I went for the first time to Dishoom in Kings Cross to experience the food as people were talking about it, no doubt the food is very nice but the lighting is so bad that you cannot read the menu at all. I wish there was a little more light in there, everything seems to be in darkness.


I went to Kingly street (Carnaby street) last night and had a great evening. Where do you source your cushions from? I really want them! I took some photos but can't find any as nice on the internet.


Hi Sophia, They are by a designer called Jyoti Bhomik - they are great aren't they!!! Best wishes, Ginny


Amazing food and experience on Saturday lunchtime.Attentive, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Good value too. Don't change a thing. We'll be back.