DUM Biryani House
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!
Came here about 1.5 years ago with my parents for dinner, the service and food were just 10/10. BUT, I took my friend last 2 nights ago, and everything has decreased unfortunately. I had to wave several times to get attention for ordering, the food were not served together with my friend, rather my rice came after my curry. The noise level was high, I had to repeat several times to be heard which is not their fault of course. Asking for the bill was a dread, no attention received at all, we had to get up to go get someone, which took super long so we ended up paying it at the till. The food was alright, was better the last time I visited as I kept on reassuring my friend on how good it would be. I would not visit next time for the alright food and service given, at least not to impress a friend with a great place, no.
Amazing food. Very authentic and at a really good price point for soho
The food and service were excellent. Drinks were a bit of a letdown. It is a great place to go for comfort food with friends.
Food was great, place was cozy.
This was an outstanding dining experience a wonderful combination of traditional and modern cuisine!
The pumpkin papdi chat was divine!
Prongs have become smaller, briyani just wasn't tasty.
Food and service were great. Myself and my friend enjoyed the food and servers were very humble and attentive
Took my friend out for her birthday and we had bottomless brunch and shared a lamb shank Biryani which was delicious! We were literally the first customers in, so the service was quick and everyone was really nice. Would definitely recommend.
Good food and great vibes but would we great if they had more options
Dum is an Indian restaurant in the basement on Wardour street, and it was rather hot even when we dined on the day when the temperatures were in the 20’s. The decor definitely needs updating. The starters are good but the main menu was slightly limited, especially when my guest is allergic to shellfish and does not like lamb. The biryani portions are large and a dish can be shared between 2. The staff are friendly and helpful.
Food was alright but a lost opportunity with the Dum biryani. Could have been prepared in the traditional big pots which makes the biryani a different taste. The popularity of this place could have easily allow for a large quantity to be prepared as it is done traditionally in making biryani.
It used to be pretty good when it first opened. Now, it has gone pretty downhill.
A hidden away gem. If you walked past may not even notice it was there. They dont have a lot of options on the menu and specialise in Dum biryani. Probably the best dum biryani had in London. Had the lamb shank biryani and was excellent.
Great food. Small portions for starters but all super tasty.
Biryani was exceptionally good.
Don't tell anyone about this place, I want it all for myself, great food, great service, and great value
It was not a relishable experience, the food was just ok and i have eaten better biryani at lesser equipped restaurants. Half of your serve staff is not aware of how to make simple cocktails. And the pumpkin chaat was below sub par limits. Daal qabila is distastefully made and feels like someone has added orange food color to half cooked Rajma.
All in all waste of 134GBP.
This basement restaurant in Wardour Street was a lovely surprise. I had enjoyed eating at their sister restaurant Lucknow 42 in Maddox Street so I thought I would try the original venue. The food in Dum is South Indian, the biryanis are gorgeous, cooked slowly in clay pots under a crisp pastry topping.
The service was excellent, the decor basic with witty pictures on the walls. All in all I can’t wait to go back which is recommendation in itself!
I was really disappointed with my experience here.
The food was ok, but not worth the money.
My vegetarian friend had a horrible time! The potatoes were not cooked in his food.
So he felt a bit cheated out of £25! For a curry, some popadoms & a mint tea.
The staff are fine. But we waited 10 mins before we got a menu. And we had to keep finding them for more drinks or the bill etc.
I won’t be returning.
I enjoyed the food but unfortunately my partner had a very bad tummy upset later on. As DUM was the only place we ate at that day, chances were high it was due to the food there. I felt fine so we figured it was just bad luck.
Amazing experience again and again
Great starters, especially the Dahi Kebab and Shikhampuri kebabs. Lamb shank Biryani was very flavourfull, the Chicke Biryani less so.
I’ve been here multiple times while traveling to London. The food is amazing especially for the value of a restaurant in SOHO. Who can beat hip- hip playlist and biryani?
This place is an absolute gem ! It was my first time trying Indian food in a restaurant, nice diim lit dinners.
Delicious, flavourful and good sized portions, absolutely loved our meal here. Highly recommend the Fried Mutton and the Andhra Prawn Fry, both was so delicious we still think about these starters. Large Lamb shank biryani is a must have too, perfect for 2 people or a small group.
Was not a fan of the Mango Lassi, tastes a bit sickly but everything else made up for it.
Suggest you sit in the middle tables rather than inside the caves as they play loud music with very heavy bass, it tends to travel and echo inside the caves. Could barely hear my boyfriend who sat across in front of me.
Lovely and great experience, with exceptional food and great service.
The mango lassi and chicken biryani were really tasty. My advice however would be to share a biryani and add a curry as the biryani could have benefitted from more sauce alongside it.
Being an Indian and a foodie I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Definitely visit and enjoy the authentic flavours... Very reasonably priced too... Fantastic all 6 of my guests loved the food.
Love this place - great food, nice place and all down to earth
Food is exceptional. The restaurant is tiny but it has a real buzz to it.
Great food & service
Tasty biryani and the starters were great too. A little on the expensive side but completely reasonable for a good quality food in the centre of Soho.