An invitation to attend the soft launch of our newest café

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.

Read the café stories

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The Dishoom Battersea Story

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.

Christmas in our cafés has arrived

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.

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

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.

Our cherished chai

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.