Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. A time to shower deepest affection and kindness onto partners, friends, family (or even yourself!)... So, if you're in search of a suitably thoughtful, slightly barmy gift, the Dishoom Store is brim-ful with eclectic delights to suit all persons and purses – do read on for a little inspiration.

Cookbook Hamper:– Our hamper pairs the best-selling cookery book with an array of top-notch treats including the Dishoom Masala Dabba, a turquoise-blue tote bag, Dishoom Tea Towel, Urad Dal (for House Black Daal, a true labour of love) and Dishoom Chilli Chutney to create the ultimate foodie gift.

Dishoom House Chai:– A lot of love goes into our house chai and you can now give the gift of Dishoom’s signature café blend as a tin or as part of a gift set, featuring two chai glasses and a top-quality tea strainer.

Dishoom Masala Dabba:– For the adventurous cook, this first-class, quick-start collection of twelve top-quality spices and blends presented in a lovely dabba (tin) is a great foundation for mastering Dishoom recipes and Indian cookery.

Feast Kits:– Choose from the Home Feast, centred around best-loved grills, or the vegetarian Biryani Feast, starring a first-rate Jackfruit Biryani. Both are accompanied by a collection of café classics, and, if you so wish, a bottle of very best sparkling wine. Kindly note, kits can arrive anytime before 10pm on your chosen day, so be sure to select the day before you plan on enjoying.

Naan Roll Kits:– A Valentine’s breakfast (in bed – perhaps?) of two hearty bacon, or vegan sausage naan rolls with house chai alongside can be ready in a swift 20 minutes. And top-notch tipples may also be added for those with merrymaking mornings in mind. Don't forget, these are delivered anytime before 10pm on your selected day, so we advise choosing the day ahead of your celebrations.

Dishoom Chutneys:– Delectable Apple Chundo, Tamarind & Date Chutney and Chilli Chutney are perfect to daub, dip or dollop as necessary to uplift all manner of dishes. If you’re not sure which one to pick, the gift set includes all three as well as little stainless-steel spoons and bowls for serving.

Tomato-Chilli Jam:– Add a little spice to your Valentine’s Day breakfast with this esteemed tomato-chilli house jam that has graced our menu since opening. Ideal for breakfast naan roll lovers.

Dishoom Gift Coins:– Each coin is worth ten pounds sterling and signifies the promise of a future romantic supper.

Last-minute gifts:– If you’ve left it a little late, e-vouchers are available for instant delivery as are our moreish chutneys and fiery Tomato-Chilli Jam by way of Deliveroo. The forgetful may be forgiven.

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Meal kits may be ordered with nominated day delivery, and key dates are filling fast, so make haste. The cut off for Naan Roll Kits is midday, two days before your desired delivery date, and for Feast Kits, midday, three days before. Kindly note, delivery may be made up until 10pm on your chosen day, so we suggest selecting the day before you plan on enjoying them.

For everything else, allow 2–3 working days for delivery (we suggest ordering ahead of February 8th to ensure timely arrival). If your loved one is further afield please do allow 10 days for international delivery.

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Diwali at Dishoom is back!

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.

The Dishoom Canary Wharf story – Chapter one

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.

Soumik Datta: The Dishoom Interview

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.

An all-new café, coming soon

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.