Dhaba Lane is a no-frills, easy-eat, traditional Indian flavour house with a modern twist that caters to food lovers living and working in London. Conceptualised from our Founders’ desire to reintroduce the tasty, refreshing and ever so light flavours they grew up with into day-to-day London lunch hours, Dhaba Lane opened its doors in 2014.
Our menu features a delightful array of savoury soups, nutritious salads, fresh sandwiches and light curries, only with a unique and deliciously Indian twist. We’re simple, healthy, tasty, and full of substance.
What's a 'Dhaba'?
In Touch With Our Roots
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.
Our Vision is to be the ‘dhaba of choice’; a home-away-from-home to every Londoner.
Take A Walk Down Dhaba Lane
Meet The Team
Dhaba Lane was started by two Delhi University students, Upma and Arti to reintroduce Londoners to wholesome, healthy, flavourful home made Indian cooking.
After migrating to the UK to pursue higher studies, this dynamic duo spent several years in their respective careers; Arti in the finance world, and Upma as a Business Development Expert for Middlesex University. After gaining valuable experience in their professional roles, they traded in conventional jobs for the excitement of creating a business of their own.
Currently, Upma runs the business full time. Arti continues to be an investor in Dhaba Lane but has moved on to pursuing other interests in the world of SME financing.
Our super awesome team that make this all happen!
Sanwar is our chef in-charge and responsible for all the deliciousness that come out of our kitchen. He has culinary experience for the past 15 years having worked at several commercial restaurants as the head chef. He is the 'namak' (salt) for us - an essential ingredient you can't do without and that brings out the taste in every dish to the fullest!
Hussein started out as an apprentice with us from the Hackney College of Food. He has slowly but surely become our right hand person, being involved in operations, logistics as well as food creation. He is the essential 'masala' that we need to add to every task!
The Kitchen Mademoiselle
Sania is a student of marketing & public relations. When she is not studying she helps us in running our operations and kitchen management. She is the 'aloo' / potato for us: the saviour for all dishes - to add volume / texture or even just some additional taste!
The Fast & The Furious
Camilla is a film student Smart, quick and awesome, she helps us with all things delivery related. Getting the boxes in order, packaging to the actual delivery. Her speed on a cycle is unparalleled ! She is the chilli spice for us - its hits you faster than you can say 'mirchi'!
Safe Pair of Hands
David is the other guy on the cycle! He is fast and when deliveries are with him we are worry free. Reliable, we call him our safe pair of hands. He is the 'makhan' / butter to our delivery services - you know no matter what this ingredient will fix it up!
Kwende helps out with every and anything - deliveries, kitchen , marketing - you name it and he's done it! He is the onion to our business- present in every dish!
Social Media expert
Guestlist help us with our social media strategy . They work closely with us to understand our vision, ethos and what we want to communicate to our followers and clients!
House London help us to manage our brand and fine tune our campaigns and communication strategy
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