DUM Biryani House
Every Sunday we are serving a special brunch menu from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm.
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.
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!
Excellent - really enjoyed the meal. Great relaxed ambience and very good value lunch time menu.
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.
Very nice place and atmosphere
Food was brilliant loved it
Goppee the main manager that evening is a legend 👊🏽👊🏽
Look forward to coming back
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. 👍
Great time and amazing food.
Excelllent Food. Tradional flavours with no gimmicks. Quality Indian food without breaking the bank!
Food was delicious!! We ordered chicken briyani and lamb shank briyani... for an underground kitchen, this is truly a gem!!
5 star, I would recommend this place.
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.
Delicious authentic food. our only complaint was that despite having a reservation we were rushed out before we were ready to leave.
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.
Ok will visit again at some point. Light given underground.
Great food and service. Would go back.
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 :)
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!
Absolutely loved our lunch, food and ambiance was great
Main course portion was adequate but starter was absolutely tiny.
The chicken briyani had too much paste in.
Fun place and friendly service. The portions are very generous, we shared a biryani and veg and were absolutely stuffed. Would definitely recommend.
The byriani is excellent. So tasty.
It was good but the menu is very limited. It would have been nicer with more things to choose from on menu.
Took work colleagues more than once...love this place, great food..
Not very keen on the decor and loud noise so hard to hear but good food which was really quite hot!
Food was good. Very noisy. We were seated close to the bar. The place lacks atmosphere and is quite cramped.
Nice little place with friendly staff and interesting food. If you like it spicy have the chicken wings - they nearly blew my mouth off!
Came here about 1.5 years ago with my parents for dinner, the service and food were just 10/10. BUT, I took my friend last 2 nights ago, and everything has decreased unfortunately. I had to wave several times to get attention for ordering, the food were not served together with my friend, rather my rice came after my curry. The noise level was high, I had to repeat several times to be heard which is not their fault of course. Asking for the bill was a dread, no attention received at all, we had to get up to go get someone, which took super long so we ended up paying it at the till. The food was alright, was better the last time I visited as I kept on reassuring my friend on how good it would be. I would not visit next time for the alright food and service given, at least not to impress a friend with a great place, no.
Amazing food. Very authentic and at a really good price point for soho
The food and service were excellent. Drinks were a bit of a letdown. It is a great place to go for comfort food with friends.
Food was great, place was cozy.
This was an outstanding dining experience a wonderful combination of traditional and modern cuisine!
The pumpkin papdi chat was divine!
Prongs have become smaller, briyani just wasn't tasty.
Food and service were great. Myself and my friend enjoyed the food and servers were very humble and attentive
Took my friend out for her birthday and we had bottomless brunch and shared a lamb shank Biryani which was delicious! We were literally the first customers in, so the service was quick and everyone was really nice. Would definitely recommend.
Good food and great vibes but would we great if they had more options
Dum is an Indian restaurant in the basement on Wardour street, and it was rather hot even when we dined on the day when the temperatures were in the 20’s. The decor definitely needs updating. The starters are good but the main menu was slightly limited, especially when my guest is allergic to shellfish and does not like lamb. The biryani portions are large and a dish can be shared between 2. The staff are friendly and helpful.
Food was alright but a lost opportunity with the Dum biryani. Could have been prepared in the traditional big pots which makes the biryani a different taste. The popularity of this place could have easily allow for a large quantity to be prepared as it is done traditionally in making biryani.
It used to be pretty good when it first opened. Now, it has gone pretty downhill.
A hidden away gem. If you walked past may not even notice it was there. They dont have a lot of options on the menu and specialise in Dum biryani. Probably the best dum biryani had in London. Had the lamb shank biryani and was excellent.
Great food. Small portions for starters but all super tasty.
Biryani was exceptionally good.