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, 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.

This Christmas, do try our all-new Festive Raan Feast where a generous selection of first-class café favourites accompany a truly top-notch centrepiece of tender Turkey Raan. Each kit includes Turkey Raan, light and crunchy Bhel, the much-loved House Black Daal, humble Mattar Paneer, Naan and Rice. For those after some seriously festive merry-making, we offer kits consciously coupled with liberal pours of Marmalade Mimosas. Naughty or nice, it’s for all to enjoy.

You may also create Dishoom’s most-loved breakfast in as little as 20 minutes with Bacon or Vegan Sausage Naan Roll Kits. For those looking for something a little heartier, the Dishoom Home Feast features an ensemble cast of café favourites and Bombay staples, part-way prepared for finishing and devouring at home.

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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.

We have signed up to the Better Chicken commitment, a new set of standards improving the welfare of chickens farmed for meat.

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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Let the festive feasting commence

The trees are going up – topper included, strings of sparkly lights are being strung and festive tunes are starting to gently waft around amidst busy kitchen clattering. In our cafés, Christmas is almost here and with it, copious amounts of cheer. Behind the scenes, our Chef-wallas are busy introducing a hint of Bombay to this year’s festive delights, including the never-seen-before Bacon, Brie and Cranberry Naan Roll!

Dishoom's Chicken Berry Britannia Biryani Recipe

This chicken biryani is our homage to Britannia’s chicken berry pulao, using cranberries in place of the more authentic Persian barberries, which are tricky to find. (Despite much cajoling, Mr Kohinoor has never shared his wife’s famous recipe.) It is prepared in the kacchi style, originating from Hyderabad, in which marinated raw meat goes into the pot, to be cooked at the same time as the rice.

Eid al-Fitr

The Celebration of Breaking Fast

The festival of Eid al-Fitr (literally “the Celebration of the Breaking of the Fast”) marks the conclusion of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month where restraint and discipline must be practised.

Dishoom's Bacon Naan Roll Recipe

The Dishoom Bacon Naan Roll has something of a cult following; it must surely be our signature breakfast dish. Try it at home with our signature recipe.