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Found on every highway across India, the quintessential Indian roadside shack or ‘Dhaba’ serves refreshing Chai (Tea), local snacks, and delicious home-cooked meals to travellers and truckers alike. Dhabas have long since served as local gathering spots to all, cutting across boundaries. A warm and welcoming home-away-from-home to every passerby.

Dhaba Lane brings home cooking back to Indian food. We have a small hole in the ground in trendy Shoreditch and we can normally be found selling  breakfast and healthy salads, light curries & sandwiches - all with an Indian twist.

Dhaba Lane was started by two friend - Arti & Upma who gave up their corporate jobs to start this venture and fulfill their passion to bring good, light & fabulously delicious Indian food to London!

Dhaba Lane is now hosting supperclubs and brunchclubs! So come enjoy the cozy atmosphere of their basement home and relish the true experience of an Indian home!


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Experiences

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_**Dhaba Lane Brunch Club!**_

Come enjoy a cozy Indian brunch in our 'hole in the ground' in Shoreditch!

**Upma**... Read more

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## **Indian High Chai**

Generally had right after the quintessential afternoon nap, chai and biscuit
is intrinsic part of the Indian food culture.
... Read more

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## **Indian High Chai**

**Adrak aur Elaichi ki Chai** \- Ginger & Cardamom Tea

**Finger Sandwiches**... Read more

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## **Indian High Chai**

**Adrak aur Elaichi ki Chai** \- Ginger & Cardamom Tea

**Finger Sandwiches**... Read more

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## **Indian High Chai**

**Adrak aur Elaichi ki Chai** \- Ginger & Cardamom Tea

**Finger Sandwiches**... Read more

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Enjoy a cozy and luxurious Valentines dinner in our underground cafe in trendy
Shoreditch. Exclusive dinner for only a handful of couples. Vintage look,
personal touch & great food guaranteed. Lets... Read more

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**Enjoy a sumptuous Indian afternoon tea and support London's homeless communities at the same time. **

On Saturday 28 March, Dhaba Lane will be serving a one-off charity teas-up in
Hackney as part... Read more

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Weekend breakfasts in India are a family affair. A long drawn out meal where
the family discusses everything that's happened all week from politics to
personal affairs often over a variety of dishes... Read more

Contact

Website: www.dhabalane.com

Email: contact@dhabalane.com

Twitter: @dhabalane

Reviews

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Amazing afternoon tea with a twist

Rating: 10

Justine attended Indian High Chai in April 2015, reviewed on 25 April 2015

I had the pleasure of sampling the treats of Dhaba Lane at a charity fundraising event. The food was incredible and the service was fantastic. I would highly recommend this afternoon tea with a twist. Absolutely delicious and it is all presented so well, with lots of different dishes to try.

Afternoon high chai

Rating: 10

foodlovenatika attended Indian High Chai in January 2015, reviewed on 1 February 2015

Divine afternoon, excellent hosts and fantastic food great experience. Would definitely go again and can't wait for the supper club event. Beautiful location too.

Dhaba Lane responded on 2 February 2015:

Thank you very much for coming and we look forward to seeing you again!

Weekend Brunch

Rating: 10

sidin attended Dhaba Lane Brunch Club! in August 2014, reviewed on 28 August 2014

Lovely, homemade brunch in a lovely little space. In a city full of restaurants that serve terrible faux-Indian food, Dhaba Lane dishes out excellent, true-to-mom Indian classics in a wonderfully homey atmosphere. The space would also do very nicely indeed for little group events, books readings and so on. Two thumbs up.

The most awesome brunch club!

Rating: 10

Mitasha Chandok attended Dhaba Lane Brunch Club! in August 2014, reviewed on 28 August 2014

We went as a big group when Dhaba Lane launched their Brunch Club. The food was delicious and the servings were super-generous. The food just kept coming!

We started with a big serving of Upma (semolina) which was beautifully cooked and perfectly soft. I had the keema pav next and can definitely vouch for it being the best keema served in London! The chicken parantha was very tasty and filling and reminded me of a home-cooked meal! We wrapped it up with some kheer. Very well made and beautifully presented. The masala chai and the mango lassi kept on coming!

I would highly recommend you book yourself on the next brunch club for an experience of home-cooked goodness!

Excellent food , service and ambience

Rating: 10

zombie1979 attended Dhaba Lane Brunch Club! in August 2014, reviewed on 28 August 2014

I took my folks and sister for this supper club and we are a family of foodies with high expectations . The experience did not disappoint us! It was excellent overall with the food being sumptuous , authentic and with hearty portions. The restaurant is cosy with a lot of personality . The servers and chef were available to explain things to us if needed without being overbearing . The weather was a bit of a damper but the dining experience made it worthwhile. Thoroughly recommended!

A simple setup, but rich experience

Rating: 8

lee.andrews attended Dhaba Lane Brunch Club! in December 2013, reviewed on 4 August 2014

I had the pleasure of attending a Dhaba Lane supper club late last year and was delighted by it. You rarely find dishes quite as authentic as the ones we were treated to - it was a real feast for the taste buds.

I've also eaten a number of times at their street food stalls and always walked away happy and full. I would recommend this supper club to anyone.

Review

Rating: 10

natasha attended Dhaba Lane Brunch Club! in November 2013, reviewed on 3 August 2014

At long last I have a place to eat in London when I'm missing my mum's food back in India!! I went to a dinner event organised by Dhaba Lane and came back with my heart humming with contentment. The setting was intimate, cosy and casual - telling its diners that this is all going to be about the food. And sure did the food deliver. The chicken and lamb curries were full of flavour but thankfully not drowning in oil as is often the case with Indian restaurant food. It was the parathas that really blew me away though. Every north Indian has their own intimate memories of home cooked stuffed parathas - which are meant to be hand rolled and served fresh off the pan while they are still crispy and steaming hot. These were just that! Generously filled with spicy stuffing – yum, yum, yum! Upma and Arti, thanks so much for setting up this new food heaven! On the night they were the perfect hosts – attentive and bubbly but not intrusive, giving us the space to connect with our friends and make new ones. Needless to say I highly recommend a visit!