We humbly invite you to the soft launch of our newest café

To the uninitiated, the location of our latest café in Battersea may feel like a maverick choice. But Battersea, like Bombay, has hosted the dreams of an imagined future – its boldly designed power station speaking to visions of a brave electric metropolis.

Across the globe, in newly independent Bombay, architects, town planners and writers had grand dreams of their own. And it is into this shared world of plucky future-seekers, that we bid you a most hearty welcome.

We will formally throw open our doors on 6th December to one and all. But before that, we are thrilled to invite you to our soft launch. Guests in possession of friendly canines are also very welcome to bring them along to enjoy the cafés retro-futurist inspired design. 

Our soft launch will run from 27th November to 5th December. And to express our gratitude for being among our first guests, all food can be enjoyed at 50% off across breakfast, lunch and dinner – yes, really.

Dates:– 8am on Monday 27th November until 2.30pm on Tuesday 5th December.

Offering:– 50% off food only.

Reservations:– Bookings are now full but walk-ins are welcomed warmly. Simply drop by at any time, we're so looking forward to seeing you.

Imaginative specials you can look forward to sampling include Bhatti Chicken, a full-flavoured version of Tandoori Chicken (bhatti refers to the fire it is roasted over). Succulent chicken, still on the bone, is marinated with fragrant fennel and whole lindi peppers and tempered with earthy stone flower for a smoky-tipped aroma and distinctive black hue.

Determined merry-makers can also try Choti’s Punch, a future-inspired take on a retro favourite: the Rose & Cardamom Lassi. Dry spiced rum and rose vermouth are added to the lassi to filter and clarify it into a subtle-sweet crystal blush tipple with a feisty hit of rum. Created in honour of our equally punchy comic heroine, Choti Dishoom, a young girl from Bombay in 1953 – who finds herself in an imagined 2023. 

So do join us at your earliest to experience our Battersea café – our servers are eager and ready to welcome you. Meanwhile, you can follow Choti Dishoom’s daring journey in full by exploring our founding myth, beautifully told in comic form

Kindly note:– Our soft launch discount is reflective of the fact that these are some of the very first shifts for our team, so whilst we’ll aim to deliver an experience that is every bit as good as you should expect from us, please do excuse any little hiccups that may occur. Festive feasting menus and specials will not be served during our soft launch, but will be available once we officially open our doors on Wednesday 6th December. To find out more and make a Christmas booking, click here.

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