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CRISP AND ORGANISED Roda Irani leads her daughter through the narrow gullies of Swadeshi Market. “Come, let us get to the café.”

They begin to walk the length of the market, shoulder to hip. Each gully is lined with stalls separated by thin partitions or simple thick cloth. Roda and Farah navigate past shoppers haggling over the price of scissors, padlocks, bolts of cloth – an array of products with one thing in common: all made by Indian hands on Indian soil.

Weaving through the hubbub, Roda exchanges nods and namastes with traders. Many of them have known her since she was a young girl when she’d visit them with her father. “Keep up, beti, keep up!” her father would say over his shoulder, her chappals scraping the concrete as she tried to walk faster.

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    CRISP AND ORGANISED, Roda Irani leads her daughter through the narrow gullies of Swadeshi Market. “Come, let us get to the café.”

    They begin to walk the length of the market, shoulder to hip. Each gully is lined with stalls separated by thin partitions or simple thick cloth. Roda and Farah navigate past shoppers haggling over the price of scissors, padlocks, bolts of cloth – an array of products with one thing in common: all made by Indian hands on Indian soil.

    Weaving through the hubbub, Roda exchanges nods and namastes with traders. Many of them have known her since she was a young girl when she’d visit them with her father. “Keep up, beti, keep up!” her father would say over his shoulder, her chappals scraping the concrete as she tried to walk faster.

    Roda had adored her father and still found it hard to accept that he was no longer with them. And at that moment, as she found herself staring at some new and unfamiliar signboard hung above a stall, the depth of a sudden sadness was too much for her and she stopped walking. Her daughter looked at her, puzzled.

    She was taken vividly back to her childhood. As a shopkeeper’s daughter she had grown up here amongst these stalls. Her father opened the street-corner shop back in 1910, stocking so many various provisions: medicines, hair oil, talcum powder, cloth, nutcrackers.

    Over the years, the store became an institution, as cotton merchants and shopkeepers found in it a warm welcome and a place where they could gossip and talk politics for hours over endless cups of sweet Irani chai. And Roda was there throughout, her father’s little pupil. Now, seeing the stalls change hands and ownership, it was as if her father’s memory was being slowly erased.

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Food & Drink at Dishoom Birmingham

BEGIN YOUR DAY AT DISHOOM with breakfast, which might be a Bacon Naan Roll, a Kejriwal or a Big Bombay. Then lunch lightly on Roomali Rolls and Salad Plates, or linger with a feast. Refresh your afternoon with a drop of Chai and a small plate or two. Dine early or dine late. Or just join us for a tipple – perhaps an East India Gimlet, a Viceroy’s Old-fashioned, or our very good Dishoom IPA?

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Menu

Bombay breakfast, lunch, afternoon chai, dinner and late tipples.

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Christmas at Dishoom

Christmas at Dishoom

We get very excited about this time of year. Our festive feasts are honestly some of the best food and drink we ever do. The non-veg menu features our slow-cooked Turkey Raan – a whole turkey leg, prepared in the traditional Indian raan style, cooked slowly over a day until meltingly tender, served with a spicy cranberry chutney. And the veg menu, our delicious Chole Puri. Then there are the festive tipples – Old-fashioneds, Mulled Brambles, and of course, warming comfort of House Chai (with or without a tot of Bailey's).

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Cities of a thousand trades

Cities of a thousand trades

BOMBAY, LIKE BIRMINGHAM, IS A CITY OF A THOUSAND TRADES. Through its markets and manufacturers, craftsmen and commerce, India forged a proud new identity built on the principle of Swadeshi (self-reliance), and gained its independence.

Through the story, design and artwork of this café, we pay homage to all who laboured for India’s freedom. We give thanks to the Library of Birmingham, Desi Blitz and all those who have so kindly helped us.

Dishoom Birmingham pays homage to Bombay's Swadeshi Market

Contact Details

Dishoom Birmingham
One Chamberlain Square
Birmingham
B3 3AX

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Tel: 0121 809 5986

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Opening Times

Monday – Wednesday
8am to 10pm
Thursday - Friday
8am to 10pm
Saturday
9am to 10pm
Sunday
9am to 10pm
Bank Holidays
Open as usual