After much daydreaming, rule-writing and researching of the 1970s Bombay financial scene and its (clean and shady) characters, at long last we have the keys to our brand-new home in Canary Wharf.
We will officially open our doors on Wednesday 30th November, but before then, and in preparation, we are so very excited to invite you to the soft launch of our newest, swishest café.
Our soft launch will run until 3pm on Tuesday 29th November. As a thank you for joining us during these early stages, all food can be enjoyed at 50% off across breakfast, lunch and dinner – too good, you simply must come (please, take a look at our menus and be fully convinced)!
Dates:– Tuesday 15th November until 3pm on Tuesday 29th November.
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.
So, come one, come all, we simply cannot wait to see you, serve you and to show you around our rather snazzy new place. In the meantime, we suggest you lose yourself in the first chapter of our newest founding myth...Read Chapter One and watch the trailer here.
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 30th November. To find out more and make a Christmas booking, click here.
The phone keeps ringing shrilly through the flat. Nauzer holds his head in his hands, palms clamped over his ears. “Beta, the phone!” He forgot his mother would still be here. He can’t have her answering in case it is Devia. He runs into the corridor to pick it up. It stops just before he can reach it. Breathless, he looks up and sees his mother in the kitchen.
Tucked away in a lovely corner of Wood Wharf, Dishoom Canary Wharf is now officially open and ready to welcome you all. The marble-top bar is ready to hold your drink, the textured, patterned (and extremely comforting) chairs are waiting to be kept warm and the hand-painted mural and carefully curated art – from Bombay and beyond – are waiting to be part of your conversations.
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.
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.