Enjoy some of the best food and drink in the centre of town
Dishoom pays homage to the Irani cafés that were once part of the fabric of life in Bombay. Opened early last century by Zoroastrian immigrants from Iran, there were almost 400 of these cafés at their peak in the 1960s. Now fewer than 30 remain.
These include favourites such as the Bacon Naan Roll (with bacon from local butcher Ramsay of Carluke) for breakfast, followed by an all-day menu of small plates, grills, curries and biryanis from 12pm.
For every meal served, Dishoom donates another to children that would otherwise go hungry.
Hidden beneath Dishoom is the Permit Room bar, whose name recalls the Bombay Prohibition Act of 1949 which states that all tipplers are required to have a permit to consume alcohol (and only for the goodness of one’s health!).
Visit and enjoy a fine variety of Gimlets, Sours, Fizzes (or ‘Copy Tipples’, which are seriously good, and entirely alcohol-free) from 5pm–3am every night.
It’s a first-class late-night spot for top tipples and the very best music. Reservations and walk-ins most welcome.