Absolutely Reviews- Dishoom Kensington is a Deco Delight

Decor recalls the Irani cafes of Bombay in their 1930s hayday. Think marble tables, bentwood chairs, ceiling fans, ageing mirrors and a monochromatic palette – and in Dishoom’s Kensington outlet, combine these with all the original Art Deco architectural features in the stylish Barkers building. 

The resulting interior is nothing short of spectacular. Anyone who knows the building will notice that the ceiling echoes the old Rainbow Room on the top floor with its tiered oval cornicing, while booth seating, chequerboard flooring and a huge central clock create the feel of a busy Indian train station dining room.