Dishoom has become a London institution, with venues popping up all over the capital – and each one always packed. You can’t book any of them in advance for fewer than six people, but if you arrive early enough, you’ll be able to bag yourself a table. With highlights on the street food-style menu including chilli cheese toast, gunpowder potatoes and minced lamb kebabs, you’ll be happy enough to wait until a spot becomes available. Housed in a Victorian warehouse, the King’s Cross site takes inspiration from the railway cafés of old Bombay, with retro artwork and vintage 19th-century furniture adding a sense of nostalgia. Set over three floors, there’s a mezzanine and loft overlooking the open kitchen and a 1930s speakeasy-style cocktail bar in the basement, which is well worth a visit.