Dum Biryani House - Buff Bites
Hey whatsap! SOO... this weeks buff bites we were lucky enough to try out a new indian restaurant in the heart of Soho Dum Biryani House.. We were very excited, as indian is both our fave food and we love trying new restaurants and dishes and haven't found one in a while which has touched the spot!
If you are an indian lover: LOOK NO FURTHER
Once arriving at a tiny door way, you are deceived by the size of the restaurant. You continue to walk down some narrow steps with interesting signage and arrive at the bar. The whole restaurant itself features an interesting mix of interiors and style, with authentic wall art scattered around the building, mixed with little alcoves, and exposed brick walls, leaving you wondering whats around each corner! We were already intrigued of what was to come!
We were greeted by the general manager, and were encouraged to try a signature cocktail, a perfect start to a long week.
J went for a Desi Barbaadi (Ophir gin, Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic, Raspberries, Bay leaf
A went for a Chulbulini (Strawberry, hibiscus sugar, prosecco)
We were then escorted to the buzzy main dining area, which was very dark with hanging bulbs to create mood lighting.
The menu is very simple and there is a few dishes to choose from, which works well as most restaurants have too much choice.
We decided to try a variety of starters as we were STARV
& now for the Main
in our opinion it was the a game changer! The best biryani we have tasted, we decided to go with the lamb shank and chicken to get a different flavour of both. When the dishes arrived to the table, they are presented on silver trays with a mixture of sauces from raita and kuchumber to calm down the spice of the biryani. Next to the sauces was a large round pastry, inside the pastry was the biryani (life changing) 😍😍 (WARNING 🌶🌶🌶It is very spicy so would not advise to people that do not like spicy food). The shoulder of lamb was cooked to perfection, slow cooked falling off the shoulder, beyond delicious, and the accompany of the sauce complimented the dish and was a great finishing touch. The chicken was of course sensational and again melted into our mouths, the mixture of the flavours, pastry, rice, meat and sauces combined
= THE BEST BIRYANI EXPERIENCE TO DATE
We were defeated in a good way and the only thing to do was to grab a drink as we were in central London on a Thurs!
All in all Dum Biryani House was a great experience and we are definitely looking forward to our next trip, the restaurant works perfectly for an after work meal or even a saturday evening, great atmosphere, service and 📍if your looking to go out after a great meal.
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