Food & Drink at Dishoom

BEGIN THE DAY with a bowl of Date & Banana Porridge or a Bacon Naan Roll. Savour the fragrance of freshly-baked pau, the rich salty taste of butter melting on a bun dipped in hot chai, the warm indulgence of Akuri, the wistfulness of a moment.

At lunch, waiters find joy in delivering trays of abundant food to your table. Roomali Roti Rolls, baked and filled to order, humble and delicious Mattar Paneer, or fresh salads. Refresh your afternoon with a drop of Chai and a small plate or two, while a thin coil of sandalwood smoke rises from gently burning incense.

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Food and drink

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

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And as evening falls, the café fills with calls of old friends meeting, chatting – a lovely and lively hubbub. To the table come smoky, melt-in-the-mouth grills, slow-cooked and aromatic biryanis, robust and spicy curries. Plates are passed around, shared, enjoyed.

Then, retreat to the Permit Room — the bar within our cafés, ease yourself into a chair and order an India Gimlet, a Permit Room Old-fashioned, or our very good Dishoom IPA. Take a long draught. Exhale contentedly.

Chicken Biryani

ABOVE: Chicken Berry Britannia – The Dishoom variation on the legendary Irani café special, with cranberries.

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At-Home Meal Kits

You may now enjoy many Dishoom signature dishes in the comfort of your own home with our at-home meal kits.

Create Dishoom’s most-loved breakfast in as little as 20 minutes with Bacon or Vegan Sausage Naan Roll Kits. Containing the choicest ingredients along with handy cooking instructions, pillow-y soft naan perfection is guaranteed. 

Now available alongside treasured pieces of Dishoom Crockery taking inspiration from Indian chintz for a bright and floral pattern. Two of our finest porcelain plates will be delivered alongside best ingredients to help make your Naan Rolls sing.

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Our ingredients and how we choose them

WE CHOOSE THE PEOPLE we work with very carefully, especially when it comes to sourcing ingredients.

At breakfast, you’ll enjoy free-range eggs from Clarence Court, sausages from Maynard’s Farm and bacon from Ramsay of Carluke. Plant-based patrons might opt for a vegan naan roll made with sausages designed with Chef Neil Rankin.

Our all-day menu is Halal, with our lamb and chicken coming from certified suppliers, and the animals are humanely stunned before slaughter.

We offer a range of menus catering for many dietary requirements including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and more. All allergens may be found here.

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Our cherished chai

Stop by any Bombay tapri (street stall), café, or home, and you will likely find yourself with a gently steaming glass of chai in hand. Before the invention of chai, Bombayites drank kadha, an ayurvedic remedy for coughs and colds made of boiled water and spices like cardamom, cloves and nutmeg. Eventually locals started adding tea leaves, milk, honey and sugar to their ‘kadha’. Chai was born. 

Christmas in our cafés has arrived

Bedecked in their annual finery of baubles, tinsel and lights, our cafés are ready to receive you for your Christmas celebration. So too are our chefs, who have assembled a most excellent array of festive fare for your table.

Finding our lobster

In Bombay, a city surrounded by the sea, seafood is fresh and available in abundance. And feasting on it is a regular and exuberant activity — almost a birthright. Bombayites, raised on the spoils of the sea, crowd into famed spots for favourite dishes. Mahesh Lunch Home for Jumbo Crab and Butter Pepper Garlic Prawns. Trishna for Tandoori Lobster and Squid Koliwada. Or Gajalee for Clam Masala and Stuffed Pomfret. 

Dishoom's Taj Ballroom Toddy Recipe

No party is complete without some delectable pours to toast the host with the most. For the crafty amongst us, bring out the shakers and strainers and the channel knife and pour your energy into building our festive concoction – The Taj Ballroom Toddy. A warming tipple inspired by The Taj Mahal Palace hotel, where Bombay’s jazz age was born.