I’d say one of the things people ask about when I work with them on a custom itinerary for their trip to London is where to try Indian food.
And to be honest, I always offer the same recommendation: Dishoom! While their original location in Covent Garden has been a long-standing favourite of mine, I have been so happy to watch this little place grow into a bit of a London-based empire of restaurants.
And I was even happier to see them open their newest location a bit closer to me just off High Street Kensington.
I had a cheeky lunch out with Amber there and we had *the best* time.
In case you’re new to Indian food and not sure what to order, I’ve got a pretty solid recommendation of what to order for your meal there. It’s got a bit of everything you need for your foray into Indian food. Consider it “Indian Food for Dummies,” if you will.
The Perfect Dishoom Order
Dishoom Chicken Tikka- Grilled chicken thighs marinated in the perfect blend of vinegar, chili, garlic and turmeric.
House Black Daal-A curry made from lentils that is cooked for over 24 hours. A bit on the spicy side but so delicious!
Chana Chaat Salad- chickpeas, couscous, pomegranates, avocado & mint.... mmm this is a giant bowl of healthy goodness
Rice- Nothing special about this rice, but Indian food without rice feels incomplete.
Garlic Naan- A smallish order, but really good Naan. You can get the plain, but why would you when you can have it with garlic? My thoughts exactly.
Colaba Colada- Imagine India’s virgin take of the Pina Colada. Now add toasted coconut and cute straws. Now order one. It’s so good.
Find more of my favorite places to eat in my London Travel Guide.
*images original to Aspiring Kennedy