The team behind Dilchad London are supremely proud of their rich, colourful and unique history. This iconic restaurant located on Widegate Street, a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street tube station, has been serving Londoners high-quality Indian fare since 1962, only closing for refurbishment for 18 months in 2017. Talk about passion, right? The menu is extensive and brimming with all your favourite Indian classics, as well as some signature specialties that are well worth a try. Also, tea lovers should not miss the array of exclusive imported teas on offer at Dilchad. Book your spot now!
So what should you expect when dining at Dilchad London? Well, firstly you’ll find the interior is fresh, contemporary and welcoming with a stylish seating area that extends to the crockery used. Then, there’s the menu. Recently this Liverpool Street spot has overhauled its selection and it’s certainly made things even more enticing than before. To begin your Dilchat experience, we recommend the spicy Indian king prawns served with deep-fried puree bread; chicken chaat cooked in a spicy and tangy sauce and paneer tikka that’s been marinated in spices and cooked to absolute perfection.
For the main event, as you’d expect from any Indian restaurant in the heart of London, Dilchad boasts an array of meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes that range from mild and creamy to spicy and tangy. Some of our favourite Dilchad dishes include the whole lamb shank cooked in a spicy and sharp sauce; green chilli chicken cooked with fresh mushrooms, almonds and spices and the Dilchad special of minced lamb and chicken marinated with tomatoes, eggs, herbs and spices. You’ll also find plenty of tandoor dishes, classics like butter chicken and rogan josh, biryanis and sundries. Located on Widegate Street, a short way from Liverpool Street station, this is an Indian paradise at which to do yourself a favour and book a table.
It is a lovely restaurant, nice food and friendly staff. I have been before and would usually give it 5 out of 5, but this time it was disappointing. We ordered a bottle of prosecco as it was a special occassion, the waiter had trouble opening it (at one point he took it away to the bar and was fiddling with it), he came back to our table, got it opened and it exploded, spilling half the bottle over our table and onto the floor. This was an accident and he apologised but instead of getting us another bottle he poured from that one, we mentioned that he had spilt half of it but he just smiled and ignored what we had said. When we got the bill we had been charged for a full bottle, we asked for a refund and he suggested a complimentary drink, in the end he gave us 10% discount. Very disappointing as it is usually a great restaurant.
My first visit since the restaurant reopened last May. Only one other table was occupied when we arrived but it still took 10 minutes till we were given a menu and were asked if we would like a drink. The service was irritatingly slow and surly throughout the meal. It would have been a 1 out of 6 if it had not been for the exceedingly good food. I had tandoori chicken (crispy sizzling and well flavoured) and chicken jalfrezi which couldn't be bettered. It was hot, tangy, and extremely well spiced. Mouthwatering!