With greatest delight, we are beyond excited to share that in on 30th 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. To join us before we officially open our doors, and make best use of 50% off all food, do come along to our soft launch.
Our soft launch will run until 3pm on Tuesday 29th November. Bookings are now full but walk-ins are welcomed warmly. Simply drop by at any time, we're so looking forward to seeing you.
In the meantime, we suggest you lose yourself in the first chapter of our newest founding myth...
Thursday 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 Chapter One and watch the trailer here...
With each new café that we open, we write a story deeply rooted in Bombay history or culture. This story, known to us as the founding myth, informs all aspects of the restaurant’s design. We spend months researching the Bombay of the period and combing the city for the right furniture, both vintage and new. In a way, you walk across our thresholds into our stories.
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.
Our soft launch will run from 27th November to 2.30pm on 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.
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.