Permanently Closed - DUM Biryani House
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Amazing food as always, we ordered the whole menu. Perfect, AUTHENTIC food with actual spice which is hard to come by in London (I'm Indian). it is NOT Dishoom so if you're expecting westernised food with no spice then this place isn't for you. Great ambience, really makes you feel like you're in a kitchy biryani house in New Delhi.
Can't recommend enough GO STOP READING GO NOW
If there was an option to give 0 stars, I would have selected that. The food and service was horrible. Would never recommend this place.
Great biryani. We tried the lamb and vegatable. Nicely presented. The restaurant atmosphere was pretty funky, even for a sunday afternoon.
Incredible food and service to match. Honestly just feels like you’re going to a super talented friend’s house, very relaxed, a little (lively) oasis in soho, with the most delicious food. Go!!
Food was okay, ambience was lacking, very small and dingy restaurant.
Easy to book online and was greeted with a warm welcome. Service was great and the food was delicious and was more than enough.
Food is amazing. Service was bad. Took a long time to get us seated and the table was not clean. Took forever to order as well. Disorganised.
Great food and service.
Starters are on the small size but the byranis are very tasty and filling. Top marks for the cocktails
Lamb biryani and aubergine were delicious, just the right amount of spice for our table of 4 and quite filling (one biryani between two people for lunch). Only wish they had more drinks choices - like freshly squeezed juices. We will definitely return and try the other restaurant.
Very good food but not the right place for those who don't like spicy food :) Everything is pretty hot and there's no choice for those who like their food mild. Service was good and the food came pretty quickly.
We visited for a friend's birthday and found that the staff were so incredibly attentive and really did their best to make our friend feel extra special. The food was also all amazing, and slightly different to your usual selection. We really enjoyed all of it, and our spiced cocktails!
We went for dinner with friends for the first time to DUM and the food and service were great. The biryanis there are delicious. We loved the little private rooms. Thanks x
I had to reschedule my reservation due to some unforeseen circumstances. I’m very pleased with my choice of coming here . I’m a sucker for authentic Indian food and I’m glad some of the new Indian restaurants are maintaining the authenticity of the food and not bastardising the food to suit the English palate.
I ordered the mutton fry, which was excellent, though slightly disappointed by the chicken 65, which was not what I had growing up in India. I had ordered Nizami Baingan, but wasn’t sure if the flavour had gone off .
I loved the Chicken Dum Biryani and even ordered a takeaway for home.
I loved the cocktails especially Haraamzade and the Old Monk Indian Rum.
I’ll be coming again to taste the Pomfret Fry and other dishes.
Food was really nice. Overall experience was good but in the little archway thing we sat under there was two really loud-speaking gents and because it was a cocooned space me and my friend were having to raise our voices/listen really carefully just to hear each other at times. Had asked to move but they had no other tables.
Ultimately not the restaurant's fault but was just a bit annoying for our experience.
I would come again and perhaps specifically request not to be sat in there.
I loved this place the first time I came (not long after it had first opened), and was really looking forward to coming back. Unfortunately, the food is nowhere near as good as I remembered - the biryanis are massive, but not actually that flavourful and by the end we all just felt like we were eating a big bowl of basmati rice. The price point is definitely off for what you get - I think you're paying more for the novelty of having the 'dum' style rather than actual quality of the food. Such a shame!
Excellent - really enjoyed the meal. Great relaxed ambience and very good value lunch time menu.
A great place for authentic Biryani but other dishes are done extremely well too. I went back two nights in a row I love it so much. Deducted one point for service on one of the nights where 3 times I had to go find someone and order. Our ordered peppermint tea never turned up either.
Very nice place and atmosphere
Food was brilliant loved it
Goppee the main manager that evening is a legend 👊🏽👊🏽
Look forward to coming back
Best Hyderabadi biriyani in London. Impressed with the food and friendly service. I like the casual atmosphere. Highly recommended for the biriyani lovers. You wont be disappointed. 👍
Great time and amazing food.
Excelllent Food. Tradional flavours with no gimmicks. Quality Indian food without breaking the bank!
Food was delicious!! We ordered chicken briyani and lamb shank briyani... for an underground kitchen, this is truly a gem!!
5 star, I would recommend this place.
Great starters (Paneer and Chicken 65), but Biryani really overpriced and lacked flavour. Not what I was expecting. Great service however, although small tables, the team were friendly and welcoming. 6/10 at best due to Biryani being average.
Delicious authentic food. our only complaint was that despite having a reservation we were rushed out before we were ready to leave.
Great presentation of the Biryani, decent flavours. I ordered the chicken biryani and haleem. Both were nice but both average. It was a nice place to try once but not wow to go ahead.
Ok will visit again at some point. Light given underground.
Great food and service. Would go back.
Definitely one of the best Biryanis you can have in London. Lamb biryani is exceptional, you should also try Lamb Sukka (dry). They also serve Old Monk :)
We stopped in at 10pm for some quick late-ish night food and were not disappointed! The lamb biryani and mango fish curry were both excellent!
Absolutely loved our lunch, food and ambiance was great
Main course portion was adequate but starter was absolutely tiny.
The chicken briyani had too much paste in.
Fun place and friendly service. The portions are very generous, we shared a biryani and veg and were absolutely stuffed. Would definitely recommend.
The byriani is excellent. So tasty.
It was good but the menu is very limited. It would have been nicer with more things to choose from on menu.
Took work colleagues more than once...love this place, great food..
Not very keen on the decor and loud noise so hard to hear but good food which was really quite hot!
Food was good. Very noisy. We were seated close to the bar. The place lacks atmosphere and is quite cramped.
Nice little place with friendly staff and interesting food. If you like it spicy have the chicken wings - they nearly blew my mouth off!
Permanently Closed - DUM Biryani House does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
Permanently Closed - DUM Biryani House is rated 4.1 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.