Surprisingly enough it was a bad review that steered me towards Dishoom, a hectic schedule meant that I hadn’t had the necessary time to plan a proper day out for the husbands birthday and I was surfing for Caribbean restaurants, had decided on one particular one because of Time Out, but further digging showed that a lot of the customers were less than impressed. Somehow I stumbled on to Dishoom, and they had glowing reviews, sodecided we were Covent Garden bound to make a trip to Apple (we brought the mini ipad) and then the Bombay cafe. Considering that it was a Saturday, and we hadn’t booked it was a mere 20 minute wait so we took to the downstairs bar to have a pre-drink, and soak up the atmosphere. the place was buzzing and in no time, our table was ready. Our waiter was all smiles so got us started in a great mood ( genuine not that creepy over smile you know what I am talking about) we started with the lamb samosa as starters as we couldn’t decide from the vast menu. The samosas were so delicious, seasoned well with a hint of spice, I just wish the portion was 3 4 pieces rather than two.
We ended up getting roti, the chef special which was a Soft-Shell Crab — three whole crabs in a VM and subtle spices, mellowed with coconut milk to share, and a Kacchi lamb (Marinated lamb and rice cooked together in the traditional Hyderabadi style). Imagine the comedy moment when your food actually arrives and you are looking around for the rest of it. The chef special was just over £15 so was expecting a generous portion especially as the waiter boasted it was three whole crabs, the portion was small, it looked like a dish of sauce they must have been premature baby crabs, thank god we ordered more. Apart from that, the food was sooo good! the waiter was very attentive, and even though there were a lot of people it still felt very intimate, and I will definitely go back again