With greatest delight, we are beyond excited to share that this November we’ll be opening the doors to the brand-new, most fine and gorgeous Dishoom Canary Wharf!
Our newest home, nestled in a little corner of Wood Wharf, will bring to life the glittering-shimmering, big-business, metropolitan scene of ‘70s Bombay. When fortunes were made and lost, swindles plotted and uncovered, and dreams were dreamed and broken.
For now, our Chef-wallas are busying themselves cooking up new dishes; the Daru-wallas are inventing (and tasting!) merrymaking drinks; and design, music and artwork are coming together to tell all manner of stories. It's going to be brilliant (perhaps the best yet!), and we can't wait to welcome new patrons and old friends for everything from breakfast and mid-morning chai to lunch, afternoon tipples, evening feasts and late-night snacks.
We can’t let on too much just yet, but we invite you to enjoy a little taste of the brand-new Dishoom Canary Wharf story below. And if you’d like to be kept up to date with our progress (or if you live or work in the area – hello, new neighbour!), kindly sign up below and we’ll keep you well informed on all Canary Wharf happenings.
Tuesday 12th April – 1973, BOMBAY
"It is almost light outside. It must be about six. He’s been awake half the night trying to figure out what to do. Lying on his bed, he stares through the rotating blades of the ceiling fan which only serve to stir the close warm air of his room. He needs to think – he’s running out of time. But his eyes feel salted and his head throbs." Continue reading episode one here...
Reservations are now open for Christmas bookings from 30th November onwards at Dishoom Canary Wharf. To make a booking, kindly click here. To be the first to hear more, you may sign up to our newsletter here.
This year, on Thursday 20th October, we will celebrate the festival of light at Studio Spaces in Wapping. A night-time affair filled with poetry, live music and bespoke dance performances curated in partnership with our good friend Sweety Kapoor.
Tuesday 12th April – 1973, BOMBAY. It is almost light outside. It must be about six. He’s been awake half the night trying to figure out what to do. Lying on his bed, he stares through the rotating blades of the ceiling fan which only serve to stir the close warm air of his room. He needs to think – he’s running out of time. But his eyes feel salted and his head throbs.
In August, we held a series of events to commemorate 75 Years of Indian Independence and the creation of Pakistan. Before the events took place, we were delighted to sit down with Soumik, a super-talented musician, composer and sarod player, who composed the musical score to accompany the 75 Years series. It was a real pleasure to discuss music, identity and inclusivity, amongst many other topics. We invite you to read on to learn more about how he created such a joyous atmosphere at our events.
For anyone looking to learn or read more on Partition, this page holds a series of resources, for all ages, created by people knowledgeable and knowing about such matters. It is by no means definitive – we have simply found them to be useful, inspiring and accessible.