Brunch. One glorious word, countless positive connotations. This toss up of breakfast-cum-lunch is one of my favourite meals, and a way of life at the weekend. As much as I love brunch, it can be a bit samey. Eggs Benedict and full English breakfasts are standard fodder on any brunch menu, which can get a little repetitive. But there is one eaterie that’s mixing up brunch as we know it: Dishoom.
There has been one heck of a buzz around Dishoom since it opened in Edinburgh late last year. In the evening, it can take hours to get a table and those who are lucky enough to get a seat wax lyrical about the food, which made me very excited about sampling the brunch menu this morning.
The selection of morning time food on offer is plentiful. From the innovative bacon naan roll to organic porridge oats cooked with Medjool dates and everything in between, the hardest part was choosing what to order. So with glasses filled to the brim with steaming hot cups of chai, we pondered how to break our fast.
As soon as Rob saw one of the filled naan rolls whiz by, that was him set – it looked too good to plump for anything else. He had his stuffed with Ayrshire pork sausages (I say stuffed, because it was a very generous portion). He barely said a word while he ate it – the ultimate mark of a man enjoying his food.
For me, the choice wasn’t quite as straightforward. Eggs are one of my favourite foods and Dishoom sure knows how to cook them. There were so many hunger-inducing options, I tossed what to have over in my head a dozen times before I settled on the Bombay omelette. I was not disappointed. Three eggs where partnered with tomato, onion, coriander and green chilli to make this delicious meal, served with the restaurant’s signature fire toast.
As regulars at the city’s brunch table, we were very impressed by Dishoom. The service is quick, efficient and friendly. The setting is stunning and the food is truly delicious. Dishoom is a welcome edition to Edinburgh’s thriving dining scene and somewhere I’d be happy to eat – and recommend – time and time again.2 likes