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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