Dishoom (Edinburgh) : Review

3a St Andrews Square
Edinburgh EH2 2BD

V: 1st April 2018      T:  0131 202 6404  W:

Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids)      Accepts: Cash & Card

Since this opened I had heard from many people how good it was, and I added it to my list.

My issue….I don’t visit Edinburgh a lot so it would have to wait till my next visit…which happened recently.

After a nice walk around Edinburgh, taking in the sights I built up an appatite and headed for Dishoom.

On arrival I was told there was going to be about 1 hour wait, which wasnt good as I still had to get the bus back to Glasgow. The lady who was at the reception suggested, why not sit at the window if we are in a rush which was perfect so I did.

The Food…


Okra Fries £4.50
Fine lady’s fingers for the fingers (V)


So this was described as chips, so when it arrived and looked like the above photo I was a little confused.

After being a little confused I tried them….

These were very nice, the coating was very mmm and these were very easy to eat.

I re-read the description and I completely missed the lady fingers part, guess I need an eye test.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4
Value for Money : 4

Lamb Samosas £5.20
Gujarati filo stuffed with minced lamb, onions and spices (V)


This was very nice, and I enjoyed every bite.

The lamb flavours were very nice and the filo used again perfect, it wasn’t too crispy just the perfect bite.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 5

Dishoom Chicken Tikka Roll £7.50
Spicy charred chicken, lavish salad and tomato chilli jam.


This was a very good portion size, and was very tasty.

Flavours were just right, and the chilli jam WOW this added an extra punch of flavour I loved it!!!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for Money : 5


Did Dishoom live up to all the positive reviews I had heard about it?…..100% yes it did!

The food was very good, packed with flavour. The staff and service was very good.

My only issue would be, the cost…..maybe slightly pricey for some dishes by £1 to £3. I know that’s not much but if you order a few dishes, that soon adds up.

Would I go back? yeah I would but just take some extra cash next time.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

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Patisserie Maxime (Edinburgh) : Review



6 Queensferry Street
Edinburgh EH2 4PA


Visit Date : Friday 21st April 2017

This was a little random find for me today, as normally I just go to the same places for a snack when visiting Edinburgh.

As you walk past or walk to go inside you are hit with a colourful display of cakes etc

On entering we were told to take a table, and they would bring the menus to us. The place reminds me a little of Patisserie Valerie in style.


I opted today for the Maxime 2 deal, which was a sandwich, drink and cake for £10.95 which really isn’t that bad.

Tuna Sandwich


When this arrived I instantly thought “this is massive” plus if you are a salad lover you get a large side salad.

I left the side salad as not a big salad fan, but ate the sandwich which was very nice and really filling.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 3.5

Triple Chocolate Cake


This looked as good as it tasted. Three layers of different chocolate mmmmmmmm

I could have easily had more but I was being good, as I was going for afternoon tea later today.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4


Where I was seated I was next to the kitchen door, so there was always movement going to and from this area. This table should really not be here, as it would give everyone more room to get in and out the kitchen plus doesn’t disturb anyone sitting here with a constant back and forth of people.

Overall my first visit here was nice, the service was OK and the food was nice.

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 4
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Atmosphere : 3
  • Value for money : 4
  • Overall : 4

Afternoon Tea at The Dome (Edinburgh) : Review



14 George Street
Edinburgh EH2 2PF


Visit Date : Friday 21st April 2017

I have only ever been in The Dome once, and it was to walk in to the hall at Christmas time and look at the decorations.

Today I was going for Afternoon tea. There were two types of Afternoon Tea one at £16.50 per person and one more expensive with some Champagne… I just wanted the normal one.

The last time I was in Edinburgh I had Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf Hotel so it would be interesting to compare the two.

On entering you see an amazing hall area, as you can see from the above photos its very nicely decorated inside (the photos don’t do it justice).

The last time I was here I thought the Afternoon Tea was served on this floor, which going by what I could see what very posh modern and really nice. We were told the Afternoon Tea is served upstairs, so we headed upstairs.

Afternoon Tea


The afternoon tea is served in the Georgian Tea Room, which is a very traditional looking room. Its very nicely decorated, but downstairs looks a lot nicer and modern so it really depends what your after when having Afternoon Tea.

The stand came out and it looked nice, but my first thought was there wasn’t a lot of sandwiches and second the size of the scones. Everywhere I have had afternoon tea these two factors are always the main talking point, as normally you don’t mind the amount of cakes if you have a good amount of sandwiches and the scones are a good size.

For me there could have been more sandwiches, and the scones too small. Don’t get me wrong it was nice enough, but value for money not that good as I have had more for less or for similar cost elsewhere.

Atmosphere was nice and relaxing, and the service today was very good.

Portion Size : 3.5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4


Overall today was an ok day, a little disappointed with the portion sizes of the Afternoon Tea as I had high expectations as I had only heard good things about The Dome.

I am not sure if I would go back here for Afternoon Tea when I visit Edinburgh. I still think the Waldorf Astoria Hotel even though a little more costly was 100% better value for money

  • Child Friendly : Yes (only if they are well behaved)
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 4
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : 3.5
  • Overall : 3.5