Diwali at Dishoom

Diwali at Dishoom...

Dishoom celebrates Diwali – SUNDAY 19TH OCTOBER, 2014

Colourful celebrations, joyous family gatherings, laughter and fireworks. Diwali, the festival of light, has huge cultural significance for Indians everywhere.

This year on Sunday 19th October, we’re planning to celebrate the wonderful stories behind Diwali with a fun-packed family day of face-painting, pavement art and storytelling.

Dishoom’s spellbinding (and world-famous!) master storyteller Vayu Naidu will narrate the fabulous story of Rama, Sita and Hanuman. A tale of kidnapped princesses, daring and wonder, shape-shifting golden deer, chariots flying across skies, monkey gods leaping across oceans! Adults and children alike will be captivated.

This year, our Diwali celebrations will be moving away from Shoreditch and Covent Garden and into the atmospheric atrium of the Granary Building at King’s Cross – known as the Crossing (which happens to be right next door to our brand new café, which is opening in November – so sadly, we won’t quite be ready to show you around!).

As well as the storytelling, there’ll be a live acoustic set by British Asian folk rock band ABBRR, and plenty of family-friendly activities – from rangoli-style pavement art to face painting and mehndi (henna). We’ll be serving our favourite Thums Up, Limca and mithai (Indian sweets).

So, bring your kids, your friends and yourselves and celebrate the Diwali story at Dishoom. Have a look at last year’s Facebook album to see all the fun that was had!

You can read more details about the Diwali story here.



11am – 2pm – Pavement rangoli, mehndi (henna) and face-painting for kids and adults of all ages – transform yourself into a colourful character from the Diwali story or have your face decorated with a delicate design.

At 11.30am – Vayu Naidu, story-teller extraordinaire, tells the story of Diwali, princes, princesses and monkey gods! (roughly 30 mins)

At 12.15pm – Talented British Asian folk rock band from East London, ABBRR, take to the stage for a live acoustic set.


From Monday 20th October until Sunday 26th October – we’re serving two special Diwali dishes, the vegetarian Phaldari Kofta Ruby (back by popular demand!) – and our luxurious Diwali special, Chilli Garlic Crab.

Click here to book a table.

Chilli Garlic Crab, a luxurious Diwali treat


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