Review of Gluten Free at Dishoom, London, UK

I had such a wonderful UK trip a few months back and I was told to check out  Dishoom. Dishoom has several locations around London & the UK, but we visited the Kings Cross Station location. Dishoom is a Bombay cafe, featuring Indian fusion. I definitely recommend reservations as the locations are very popular and the wait can be long. Luckily, you can always wait at the bar and try their unique drinks!

Dishoom has a separate “gluten allergy” menu, which I appreciated! We missed breakfast barely, which was a bummer because they had several breakfast menu items I wanted to try (including the Parsi omelette and Big Bombay).

Paneer Tikka

For non-breakfast items, Dishoom offers small plates, salads, vegetarian dishes, ruby murray, and grilled entrees. Despite the variety of categories of food, there were limited options within each category, which was surprising.  I settled on the Paneer Tikka, a vegetarian dish. It was good, but VERY small. I paid over 8 pounds for this—not even counting the rice. And it was just a few paneer—4 to be precise. No sides. I couldn’t believe that was considered a full meal. I added rice after receiving the dish, but was still hungry afterwards.

Would I return? Maybe. I may have just ordered the wrong meal, but the menu options were surprisingly limited and the portions were very tiny. I would need to order at least 3 meals to be full. Service wasn’t the greatest either, but I did love the style of the restaurant. The alcoholic drinks looked amazing and if I wasn’t so jet lagged at this lunch, I definitely would have tried one. London has such incredible gluten free places that I had plenty more places to explore!

**Please note that this review solely reflects my own honest opinion. I was neither paid nor given a complimentary meal for my visit here. Also, kitchen protocols and menus can change at any time. Make sure to speak to the staff at any restaurant before eating to make sure that they can accommodate your dietary restriction.**

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