So my dear Swedish friend Ranveig dropped a super bombshell on us last week.
I’m devo’ed that she may be moving back to her meatball loving, vodka drinking, blond haired- blue eyed men fest, Ikea home land (it actually doesn’t sound all that bad.)
So with that, she has a mini London bucket list, which I am more than happy to help her work through.
First up, Dishhoom.
We’ve been wanting to go forever, but they don’t take bookings so means queueing – annoying! But I heard on the Instagram grapevine their new opening had a 50% off soft launch this week.
This was FATE! So we listened to the food gods and headed to ‘the queue’.
The staff were super sweet and handed out mini chai teas and brandy to the hardcore crowd- 45 mins flew by.
Sorry for the scary/crazy ‘im so excited to be here’ eyes.
We were in. Dishoom is based on a cool Bombay café idea, serving small plates and share-y street food, just perfect for our group and bloggin’ the hell out of.
Cocktails up, I went for a BollyBellini. It was a cool twist on fruity prosecco. Rose and Ranveig went for a rum based short and Heddy went for a classic fizz.
In no time our buzzer buzzed and we were taken to our perfect central table- this place was packed, we were so excited for the feast.
First up, deep fried green chillis with lots of indian dips- the crusty marinade was gorge. Along with prawns in a spicy coating, very juicy and hot hot.
Then the dishes just kept on coming. Share’ins carin’. Huge chunks of garlicy, spicy, chicken tikka, which was just delicious.
Gunpowder potatoes with the skin left on all smashed up with garlic Indian seeds and butter. Mmmmm
My highlight, marinated spicy lamb chops. Amazing dark flavours, spinkled with pomegranite seeds. I skinned these to the bone they were so tasty.
Having two veggies in the group does have its upsides, they order things like matter paneer- a rich, lush lentil curry. Paneer tikka- charred chunky cheese. Masala prawns- huge succulent king prawns. Finally, the black house dahl- simmered for 24 hours, it was soooo creamy.
We had a table stacked full of amazing food, but Heddy was more taken with the cheese naan. To be fair it was good.
To finish, the girls had coffees, and as I’m not fan I opted for a pistachio kulfi on a stick- yum.
We then shared a melt in the middle chocolate pudding with chilli ice cream (i couldn’t taste the chill though?!) – but oh my the pud was sweet. Relived we had 4 spoons tackling it.
I’m so glad we ticked off Dishoom, and got all the food half price- barg. We’ll defo be back.
Thanks food gods.