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  • Dishoom is UK’s favourite restaurant

    London’s Covent Garden holds host to Britain’s favourite eatery, as Dishoom wins the top spot in Yelp’s Top 100 Eatery list 2016.

    Dishoom is UK's favourite restaurant

    "It’s very important to us that Dishoom is extremely accessible to all."

    Dishoom has been voted the UK’s favourite eatery for two years in a row.

    The Bombay-inspired café in Covent Garden takes the number one spot in Yelp Top 100 Eateries list.

    With three other branches in London, Dishoom has been praised by visitors for its ‘delicious’ food and ‘unique’ atmosphere.

    Isabella, who left her review on Yelp’s official page, writes: “[Dishoom is] one of my favourite restaurants in London.

    “The place is always crowded so I recommend making reservations, especially to sit outside. They have a lovely garden.”

    Dishoom is UK's favourite restaurant

    The co-founders of Dishoom, Shamil and Kavi Thakrar, comment: “It’s an honour just to be included in this list, let alone to be placed first – so we’re really blown away.

    “It’s a good thing to have so many affordable restaurants in the top 100.

    “It’s very important to us that Dishoom is extremely accessible to all, whether it’s the student spending a fiver on a bacon naan roll or a big group splashing out on a special occasion.”

    Dishoom is UK's favourite restaurantYelp, an online business guide, has devised this list using ratings and reviews provided by ordinary diners.

    Unlike most eatery rating lists which are compiled by industry experts, Yelp’s list gathers the opinions of the general public.

    The 2016 list is dominated by low-cost eateries, suggesting the market for good food at affordable prices is trumping luxurious dining.

    Gordon Ramsay’s Maze Grill in Mayfair only enters at 48th place. Similarly, Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner only manages to rank 32nd on the list.

    Indian cuisine is proving to be increasingly popular among the British, as another Indian eatery, Tayyabs, takes third place and Akbar’s in Manchester is also included.


    Here is the full list of Yelp Top 100 Eateries in the UK:

    1. Dishoom, Covent Garden, London
    2. Hawksmoor, Seven Dials, London
    3. Tayyabs, London
    4. Yauatcha, London
    5. Franco Manca, Brixton, London
    6. Duck & Waffle, London
    7. St John, London
    8. Flat Iron, London
    9. Barrafina, London
    10. Home Sweet Home, Manchester
    11. Busaba Eathai Soho, London
    12. Bodeans, Soho, London
    13. Hawksmoor, Spitalfields, London
    14. Sketch, London
    15. Bone Daddies, London
    16. Patty & Bun, Marylebone, London
    17. Swan Shakespeare’s Globe, London
    18. Ottolenghi, Islington, London
    19. Homeslice Pizza, London
    20. The Wolseley, London
    21. Hakkasan, London
    22. Honest Burgers, London
    23. Belgo Centraal, London
    24. La Favorita, Edinburgh
    25. Princi, London
    26. Chilango, London
    27. Le Mercury, London
    28. Burger & Lobster, London
    29. Meat Liquor, Soho, London
    30. Bread Meets Bread, Glasgow
    31. The Table, London
    32. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London
    33. Mildreds, London
    34. Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow
    35. ICCo, London
    36. Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte, London
    37. Workshop Coffee, London
    38. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, London
    39. Ten Ten Tei, London
    40. The Ivy, London
    41. The Devil’s Advocate, Edinburgh
    42. The Edinburgh Larder, Edinburgh
    43. Benito’s Hat, London
    44. Dishoom, Shoreditch, London
    45. The Dogs, Edinburgh
    46. Oink, Edinburgh
    47. Goodman, London
    48. Maze Grill, London
    49. Misato, London
    50. Teacup, Manchester
    51. Bocca Di Lupo, London
    52. Hula Juice Bar & Gallery, Edinburgh
    53. David Bann, Edinburgh
    54. OXO Tower, London
    55. The Outsider, Edinburgh
    56. The Breakfast Club, London
    57. Stereo, Glasgow
    58. NOPI, LOndon
    59. The Porterhouse, London
    60. The Holyrood 9A, Edinburgh
    61. Buen Ayre, London
    62. Bibimbap Soho, London
    63. Martha’s, Glasgow
    64. The Hanoi Bike Shop, Glasgow
    65. Hawksmoor Air Street, London
    66. Butchershop Bar & Grill, Glasgow
    67. The Ledbury, London
    68. Mother India Cafe, Glasgow
    69. Sushisamba, London
    70. Wong Kei Restaurant, London
    71. Bloc+, Glasgow
    72. Asakusa, London
    73. Pitt Cue Co, London
    74. Vittoria, Edinburgh
    75. Dishoom, London
    76. Ozone Coffee, London
    77. Sinclair’s Oyster Bar, Manchester
    78. Food for Friends, Brighton
    79. Pizza East, London
    80. The Chilli Pickle, Brighton
    81. Hanedan, Edinburgh
    82. Regency Cafe, London
    83. Nankusa, Glasgow
    84. Bill’s, Brighton
    85. Tokyo Diner, London
    86. Scandinavian Kitchen, London
    87. Franco Manca, Chiswick, London
    88. Pizza Pilgrims, London
    89. Big Easy, London
    90. Barbakan Delicatessan, Manchester
    91. Katsouris Deli, Manchester
    92. Cay Tre, London
    93. Gaucho Grill, Manchester
    94. Bistrotheque, London
    95. Caravan, London
    96. Zuma, London
    97. Akbar’s, Manchester
    98. Bodega, Birmingham
    99. Shake Shack, London
    100. The Blue Bear, Edinburgh

    Take a look inside Dishoom in our gallery below!

    Katie is a English graduate specialising in journalism and creative writing. Her interests include dancing, performing and swimming and she strives to keep an active and healthy lifestyle! Her motto is: "What you do today can improve all your tomorrows!"

    Images courtesy of Dishoom official website and Facebook, and Tayyabs Facebook


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