About DUM Biryani House
Casual Indian restaurant in Soho serving Hyderabadi Biryani and starters from Andhra Pradesh. Drinks include spice infused cocktails, classic Indian soft drinks and a short selection of wines and beers.
London, W1F 8ZB
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 22:30
£25 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
020 3638 0974
Between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus tube stations
Jasbir Singh Ujjainwal
Bar Dining, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wine
DUM Biryani House Ratings and Reviews
FANTASTIC! I booked DUM for a birthday dinner with friends and it was perfect! We were seated in a private cave / booth which worked well for us as we had our own private room. The food was delicious from start to finish - spiced perfectly, as were the drinks and the waiters were very attentive. The atmosphere was very relaxed and we were not made to feel rushed at all. A really great place for special occasions as well as a quick midweek dinner!
Enjoyed a birthday celebration at Dum Biryani! I was pleasantly surprised to be led into a private dining room, it was perfect for the 8 of us! The staff were really pleasant, the food was delicious! The biryani is tasty and filling but worth squeezing in some starter snacks! Great cocktail list the chilli oil was a surprisingly good gin match! Would highly recommend! Thank you for making my birthday meal so special!
DUM Biryani House is the lastest hidden gem to hit Soho. Tucked just off Oxford St it is conveniently placed for anyone in central London but thanks to it's underground location it manages to maintain a local and cosy feel thanks to the decor and charming staff.
You can often tell the quality of a restaurant from the simplicity of their menu, offering you little choice beyond their specialities. DUM Biryani did just this and we were lucky enough to taste our way through most of them. My only complaint was the serving where a little small for a group. But all in all a wonderful evening and a must for anyone to try in the area.
Booked DUM Biriyani on basis of location and reviews. Was not disappointed. Went with some Indian friends who verified authenticity and were amused by the various in-jokes on the drinks menu. Menu is short but all items sampled were good - we were recommended 2 biriyani between 3 people, and that was probably about right. Nice laid back vibe and the staff weren't fussed when I turned up with 7 people instead of 12 due to last minute drop outs. Tasty food, which everyone enjoyed. Would go again.
A fun get together with friends we sat in a little arched corner which was cosy but a little difficult to get the staff attention.
We went for the Biryani of course and really enjoyed the chicken biryani
Prawn starter was mouth watering
Sadly no diet drinks but interesting Indian fizzy pop
Great variety of starters/side dishes and the biryanis were delicious: all were made with good quality ingredients. We were a large party (10 people, mixed older adults (aged 55+) and adult children (aged 20+)) and comfortably shared a selection of the starters and biryanis between two. Because we were a large party, we did in fact order each of the starters to try, and each of the biryanis - and between us we were hard pressed to choose a singular favourite - i.e. there was a dish for everyone's palate. We also sampled the traditional soft drinks, lassi and chai - all good. The service was very attentive when we arrived (around 7:30pm on Saturday evening) and my only small point of constructive criticism was that the service was slightly less attentive as the evening progressed - when we wanted to order a few more drinks for example. That said, the staff were all extremely pleasant and helpful, and genuinely appeared to care that we enjoyed the experience and the food, including seeking our feedback at the end of the meal. It was a fun atmosphere; the food was tasty; the music and décor is quirky and fun. I would suggest adding a few mocktails to the menu. Would certainly like to go again!
I was very excited about getting some authentic biriyani before our night out but I have to say dum biriyani left me disappointed and regretting not going to the good places I know. Whilst the little cave like seating areas may sound nice, it was very small and cramped for 9 of us, it also smelt stale. The food was OK at best, the spices used were not the best unless you enjoy floral spices. Also the food was far too spicy. Another thing they don't tell you, there is pastry on top of the biriyani so be careful if you have allergies like ceoliac.
Small, cosy and busy - reasonable value for a casual meal.
Be warned, the food is fiery across the board. Whilst this is not the best biriyani in town (a shame, given its the only main course), it is a decent effort, and the "dum" pastry topping provides a moreish novelty you won't see elsewhere in London.
Nothing special about the biryani. Way too spicy 🌶...The chilli overpowered all the other flavours. The rice was overcooked and quite mushy and there was still liquid in the handi. Being from UP, I'm used to chilli but this was way over the top. Starter was good though
Food was very good, would definitely recommend. Service however, was very very slow, and it took over 2 hours for us to get our mains.
We did get some money taken off the bill after a lot of arguing but it was frustrating to keep having to chase the waiters over and over and they kept telling us it they were busy and the kitchen was small....well guys, that is a problem with the number of covers you take. You shouldn't take customers if you cant deliver food in a timely manner
We were looking forward to trying this new opening and booked through open table for Monday 7th November. Turned up at the confirmed time of 8pm with family who had travelled for 2 hours to visit the restaurant. On arrival, the restaurant was closed. This was not indicated on their website or through opentable. I left a voicemail on their answerphone asking them to call me back but have had no response. Very disappointing.
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