Dishoom

5 Stable St, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AB, UK

Yes, it's huge, yes it's a small chain. Yes, it's incredible. The King's Cross location is multi-storied and overwhelming (like Mumbai, I suppose). It helps to eat there with a best friend, after a pleasant Eurostar journey from Paris. The food covers the bases, and hits the right notes: it's fresh, the spices pop, the naan pulls. The crowd is varied and enthusiastic, and the size gives one the impression of, well, being somewhere "else". They seem dedicated to what they are, and to creating an experience and food that can be pulled off on a large scale without losing honesty or quality.

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