Dishoom – Breakfast Review – St. Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh

Food Reviews

Dishoom is very well known in Edinburgh and I have to say it’s no surprise, based on the old Irani cafes of Bombay, the food is pretty unique!

While my husband has eaten here plenty of times, somehow neither of us realised they also have a breakfast menu and ooh, it’s good! Here’s what we tried.


Wow, if you order this dish you better have room! Full of flavour and protein, this dish will definitely fill you up. It consists of spicy chicken keema and chicken liver, if you don’t know what that is (i didn’t) just imagine minced beef but chicken and liver flavoured! This makes up most of the bowl and is topped with two runny yolk-fried eggs and sali crisp-chips. But that’s not all – you also get a couple of home-made buns to eat with the dish.

I don’t think I’ve ever felt so full after a breakfast before but it was great. Not too spicy and well balanced everything went well together, the flavours were unique and I love my eggs runny.

KEJRIWAL (£7.50)

My husband thoroughly enjoyed his kejriwal which consists of two fried eggs on chilli cheese toast. The toast was done well and he really enjoyed the flavours, again a good balance.


BUN MASKA (£3.70)

Bun maska consists of both a soft bun and a glass of sweet chai (tea). The dish is eaten by dipping the bun in and then taking a bite. We both really enjoyed this one and it only cost £3.70! I highly recommend it.


For £2.90 you’ll get a full teapot. Now while I can’t say there was anything different about this tea from any other, it was refreshing and arrived hot and I really enjoyed it. Especially when trying to wash down such a heavy breakfast.


Overall, I’d highly recommend trying the breakfast menu at Dishoom. The flavours are so unique and so well put together, all of the food was fresh and just as it should be. The service was also superb and the staff were super friendly and polite. We’ll definitely be back for more visits in the future.


5 Scottish Unicorns out of 5


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