DUM Biryani House

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130 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian

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Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
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.

Every Sunday we are serving a special brunch menu from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm.
What 130 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
Service
3.8
Ambience
3.9
Value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food as always, we ordered the whole menu. Perfect, AUTHENTIC food with actual spice which is hard to come by in London (I'm Indian). it is NOT Dishoom so if you're expecting westernised food with no spice then this place isn't for you. Great ambience, really makes you feel like you're in a kitchy biryani house in New Delhi.

Can't recommend enough GO STOP READING GO NOW

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AyushiJ
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

If there was an option to give 0 stars, I would have selected that. The food and service was horrible. Would never recommend this place.

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DavidM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great biryani. We tried the lamb and vegatable. Nicely presented. The restaurant atmosphere was pretty funky, even for a sunday afternoon.

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CarolineH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and service to match. Honestly just feels like you’re going to a super talented friend’s house, very relaxed, a little (lively) oasis in soho, with the most delicious food. Go!!

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Rishb21
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Food was okay, ambience was lacking, very small and dingy restaurant.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easy to book online and was greeted with a warm welcome. Service was great and the food was delicious and was more than enough.

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JKnown
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience2

Food is amazing. Service was bad. Took a long time to get us seated and the table was not clean. Took forever to order as well. Disorganised.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service.

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vipcamille77
London
33 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Starters are on the small size but the byranis are very tasty and filling. Top marks for the cocktails

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ShRR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lamb biryani and aubergine were delicious, just the right amount of spice for our table of 4 and quite filling (one biryani between two people for lunch). Only wish they had more drinks choices - like freshly squeezed juices. We will definitely return and try the other restaurant.

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thomasc
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food but not the right place for those who don't like spicy food :) Everything is pretty hot and there's no choice for those who like their food mild. Service was good and the food came pretty quickly.

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GraceS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited for a friend's birthday and found that the staff were so incredibly attentive and really did their best to make our friend feel extra special. The food was also all amazing, and slightly different to your usual selection. We really enjoyed all of it, and our spiced cocktails!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for dinner with friends for the first time to DUM and the food and service were great. The biryanis there are delicious. We loved the little private rooms. Thanks x

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DrVChadha
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had to reschedule my reservation due to some unforeseen circumstances. I’m very pleased with my choice of coming here . I’m a sucker for authentic Indian food and I’m glad some of the new Indian restaurants are maintaining the authenticity of the food and not bastardising the food to suit the English palate.
I ordered the mutton fry, which was excellent, though slightly disappointed by the chicken 65, which was not what I had growing up in India. I had ordered Nizami Baingan, but wasn’t sure if the flavour had gone off .
I loved the Chicken Dum Biryani and even ordered a takeaway for home.
I loved the cocktails especially Haraamzade and the Old Monk Indian Rum.
I’ll be coming again to taste the Pomfret Fry and other dishes.

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KareemA
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was really nice. Overall experience was good but in the little archway thing we sat under there was two really loud-speaking gents and because it was a cocooned space me and my friend were having to raise our voices/listen really carefully just to hear each other at times. Had asked to move but they had no other tables.
Ultimately not the restaurant's fault but was just a bit annoying for our experience.

I would come again and perhaps specifically request not to be sat in there.

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LeeA
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I loved this place the first time I came (not long after it had first opened), and was really looking forward to coming back. Unfortunately, the food is nowhere near as good as I remembered - the biryanis are massive, but not actually that flavourful and by the end we all just felt like we were eating a big bowl of basmati rice. The price point is definitely off for what you get - I think you're paying more for the novelty of having the 'dum' style rather than actual quality of the food. Such a shame!

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NickS
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent - really enjoyed the meal. Great relaxed ambience and very good value lunch time menu.

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SallyC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

A great place for authentic Biryani but other dishes are done extremely well too. I went back two nights in a row I love it so much. Deducted one point for service on one of the nights where 3 times I had to go find someone and order. Our ordered peppermint tea never turned up either.

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paramjeetd
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place and atmosphere
Food was brilliant loved it

Goppee the main manager that evening is a legend 👊🏽👊🏽

Look forward to coming back

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foodXplor
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Hyderabadi biriyani in London. Impressed with the food and friendly service. I like the casual atmosphere. Highly recommended for the biriyani lovers. You wont be disappointed. 👍

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time and amazing food.

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TheJudge
London
11 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelllent Food. Tradional flavours with no gimmicks. Quality Indian food without breaking the bank!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Singapore
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious!! We ordered chicken briyani and lamb shank briyani... for an underground kitchen, this is truly a gem!!

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DaveshB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

5 star, I would recommend this place.

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SyedA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Great starters (Paneer and Chicken 65), but Biryani really overpriced and lacked flavour. Not what I was expecting. Great service however, although small tables, the team were friendly and welcoming. 6/10 at best due to Biryani being average.

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cheekymonkey
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Delicious authentic food. our only complaint was that despite having a reservation we were rushed out before we were ready to leave.

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bhav
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Great presentation of the Biryani, decent flavours. I ordered the chicken biryani and haleem. Both were nice but both average. It was a nice place to try once but not wow to go ahead.

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MostlyGrumpy
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Ok will visit again at some point. Light given underground.

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Foodbaby
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Would go back.

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VinayakM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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 :)

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vipChris
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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!

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vipMerlin
London
27 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved our lunch, food and ambiance was great

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience2

Main course portion was adequate but starter was absolutely tiny.
The chicken briyani had too much paste in.

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Zina
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun place and friendly service. The portions are very generous, we shared a biryani and veg and were absolutely stuffed. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The byriani is excellent. So tasty.

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HibbaK
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

It was good but the menu is very limited. It would have been nicer with more things to choose from on menu.

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MH111
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took work colleagues more than once...love this place, great food..

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

Not very keen on the decor and loud noise so hard to hear but good food which was really quite hot!

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Nicole
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience2

Food was good. Very noisy. We were seated close to the bar. The place lacks atmosphere and is quite cramped.

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BeckieC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice little place with friendly staff and interesting food. If you like it spicy have the chicken wings - they nearly blew my mouth off!

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DUM Biryani House is rated 4.1 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

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