Spoons of Spices at Dishoom, London

If there’s one thing I love, it’s brunch. I tend to sway towards anything which contains eggs, there is a slight addiction here, I’m talking #eggporn but coupled with smoked salmon and avo toast what’s not to love?!

This weekend we decided to head for a different kind of brunch, one reliving the Irani cafes of Bombay, encapsulated by Art Deco elegance. I’m talking about Dishoom in Kensington.

Dishoom, Kensington

Photo Cred: niccimcshane.com

Dishoom, Kensington

Photo Cred: niccimcshane.com

The interior owns a real Gatsby feel with a relaxed vibe, perfect for all. Platters of chic street food glide past making my taste buds dance with joy and it took all the restraint I had not to just hand the entire menu to the waitress and say, “Yes we will have all of that, please!”

(n): the socially acceptable excuse to drink before noon

It wasn’t all that difficult to make my selection, I had my eye on a sausage and egg naan roll from the minute I saw it (see what I mean about egg?!). Each dish was explained with spoons of flavour and you really do need a repeat visit to sample all specials.

But what better way to start the morning than with a glass of bubbles, I find it helps me think better, that’s my excuse anyway.

Dishoom, Kensington

Photo Cred: niccimcshane.com

Brunch is always a good idea

The breakfast menu is generous, offering cooked breakfasts with a Bombay touch. If you fancy warming and comforting dishes to whet your appetite, then this is the place for you.

We finally chose our feast.


It was a whole new experience, instead of dipping my naan into palak paneer as an accompaniment, it was the main gem of the show. Soft buttery naan holding a generous paradise of sausage sprinkled with cracked black pepper, a graceful runny egg, tomato and coriander. Served with tomato sauce. It’s nirvana on a plate.


Keema is mincemeat, I have had the pleasure of relishing lamb keema before but not chicken. Time for a new indulgence. Delicious chicken mince with delicate bites of chicken livers topped with runny eggs (sensing a theme?) and accompanied by two sweet buns. This is seriously mouth-watering, one dish just isn’t enough.

Dishoom, Kensington

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We probably could have just stopped there but my eyes were much bigger than my tummy and I insisted on Fire Toast. The noun fire suggests serious heat but it’s soft buttered chargrilled toast accompanied by two delightful sweet jams, pineapple pink peppercorn and tangy orange marmalade. It’s refreshing, heart-warming and comforting in one simultaneous bite.

Dishoom, Kensington

Photo Cred: niccimcshane.com

And you have to finish off a brunch like this in style with a Masala Chai. One of my absolute favourites. A few mouthfuls of sweet, soothing and warming chai is the ideal end to an impeccable treat.

Dishoom proudly boasts 5 locations in London and one in Edinburgh.

I highly recommend dropping by, it’s great value for money and make sure you go hungry, you won’t be disappointed.

Have you been to any new places for brunch?
I am always on the lookout for new venues!

N x

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  1. April 12, 2018 / 12:29 am

    Bubbly is always good, brunch or not. Put some orange juice for mimosas and I’m in 7th Heaven !

    • niccimcshane
      April 12, 2018 / 12:30 am

      Oh definitely! I’m with you there!

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