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Since 1949, and to this very day, Bombay has been under a state of prohibition. A personal permit is required by law if one is to “continue to require foreign liquor and country liquor for preservation and maintenance of my health.” Set apart from a family room, there is a special place which has come to be known unofficially as a Permit Room. Herein liquor can be sold and imbibed, but only for the goodness of one’s health.
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A Teetotal Tipple looks like alcohol, but does not contain one single drop. (Mr Dhoble would approve.) See the full menu of Teetotal tipples here.
Organic Indian green tea, blended with Lapsang for a touch of smokiness. Topped off with Lucky Saint 0.5% lager-beer, lemon and maple. Refreshing, complex, yet not unlike a shandy.
An easy-breezy sunset tonic, lengthened with citrussy Crossip non-alcoholic spirit, Cabernet rosé grape juice and soda. Your spirits shall be lifted.
Monsooned Catuai espresso with a touch of ginger. Nobody need know that your monsoon is dry.
To ensure the absence of any alcohol, the gin and chai vermouth are home-made. Fire in the throat, warmth in the belly.
For the blithe spirit of Parsi theatre. Pineapple and coconut-cream, a little coriander, chai syrup and lime juice. Garnished with coconut flakes. Sweet and frothy.
Mint is clapped in the hands and rolled, then churned with pineapple, lime and bitter syrup.
The China trade turned opium, spice and silk into merchant fortune, and dressed fortunate merchant wives in best Tanchoi silk. Aged in oak, a refreshing mandarin shrub, ginger, Hayman’s gently rested gin, etc., etc., etc., dashed off with quinine and fiery Szechuan pepper.
The old-established drink devised for sailors to evade scurvy. This one shakes London Dry Gin with Rose’s lime and celery bitters. Finished with a touch of dill.
Classic margarita takes a charismatic turn, named for a wayward character who sought redemption. Lime juice, Olmeca Altos Reposado tequila and turmeric-honey lassi syrup, shaken hard and strained finely into a sours glass.
Premier distillery of India, Amrut, was founded in the year between Independence and Bombay's Prohibition. Amrut whisky is combined with Suntory Toki for a very dry sour, with dashes of plum and egg-white foam.
Monsooned Catuai espresso, vivified with Finlandia vodka, chilli liqueur and black walnut bitters.
Raspberries, lychees, rose and cardamom syrup with first-class sparkling wine. Pink and pretty.
Dishoom gooseberry syrup with lime, London Dry Gin, a wash of Aperol topped off with sparkling wine. A diamond fizz cushioned with egg white. Slips down nicely with all dishes.
Refreshing pineapple-coconut classic jazzed up with a little coriander, chai syrup, lime juice and two rums. A balmy delight.
Bacardí Carta Blanca rum meets pineapple, bitters and lime, alongside the usual mint-soda affair.
A muddle of Woodford Reserve Bourbon, bay leaf reduction, green tea and so on, bottle-aged for three months. Take the peg, drape the liquid over the ice and swirl briefly for strong mellow taste.
A nod to the Italian lady. Equal parts of London Dry Gin, bitter Campari and Dishoom vermouth (macerated with vanilla, cinnamon and ginger). Bottle-aged for smooth, tawny intensity.
Lemon shrub with Johnnie Walker Black Label, Ceylon arrack, House Chai, Gosling’s dark rum and two liqueurs: one ginger, one 80% cocoa. Clear, complicated and sweet.
Dishoom IPA creamy foam cushions the lips. Then comes Johnnie Walker with a ginger-tempered sweetness and long buttery finish. Forget beer. Drink only this.
For a bold young nation: a celebratory concoction of H by Hine VSOP Cognac, Earl Grey, lime, cinnamon and cardamom. Served in a large decanter to be shared and poured – liberally – at your table. Wild abandon and excitement may ensue. As such, the Liberty Punch is only to be shared amongst a minimum of four people.
An elegant sparkling from organic vines of Trebbiano and Garganega, grown at a trifling distance from Prosecco. Clean, crisp, balanced. 150ml / 750ml
7.70 / 37.00
Lively sparkles and a cloud of white flowers with dry grapefruit bite. Indigenous grapes of Glera, Garganega, Serprino and Pinella. 125ml / 750ml
Peachy-pink cloudy fizz of Raboso, Marzemina, Corbinella and Turchetta. Dry fruity verve. Naturally lower in alcohol (10.5%) but mirth is likely. 125ml / 750ml
Dry blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier with biscuit, apple and long toasty finish. From the oldest wine-house in Champagne, the connoisseur’s choicest choice. 750ml
For the table, Chardonnay and Verdelho laced together, fleeting tastes of fresh apples and fragrance of white flowers. Fine bubbles whisper and fade. Elegant celebration without inebriation.
175ml glass / 500ml carafe / 750ml bottle
All wines can be served in 125ml measures
Hedgerow fruit, plum and cocoa, with soft tannins. Garnet-red to behold. Fresh and agreeable with or without food.
6.90 / 18.50 / 26.50
There is no mistaking the full-bodied, rich and powerful character. And yet there is velvet.
8.80 / 24.00 / 35.00
Affable light Spanish red with berry-cherry character and silky tannins from a fully organic family vineyard. Pairs well with spice and grilled meats.
10.70 / 29.00 / 41.00
Enticing rose-garden bouquet. Delectation of plum, liquorice, spice and very red fruit. Pre-eminent in mellowness and refreshment. The more you have of it, the more you desire it.
11.30 / 30.00 / 43.00
Maximum commendability. Zweigelt grapes (not unlike Pinot Noir) bring forth intense personality with shades of black cherry, acorn, hazelnut and spice. Pure and most wholesome: no fining, filtering or sulphurising.
Clean bright mineral intensity with citrus and honeydew hints. Local Grillo grapes are hand-picked. Name means ‘the doolally one’— but here is a serious wine at extremely moderate terms.
6.90 / 18.50 / 26.50
Tip-top, straw-gold wine with vibrant fruit, notes of almond and balanced acidity.
7.70 / 21.50 / 33.00
The coolness of the Dolomites is sure to marry well with your spicy food. Classic and refreshing.
7.90 / 22.50 / 34.00
Simple, elegant and pleasant, with aromas of white flowers and fresh apricot. A lover of grilled dishes and seafood.
9.50 / 24.00 / 36.00
Aromatic Muskat Ottonel, Muskateller and Sauvignon Blanc grapes yield caramel, herbs, engaging fruit and softness. Modest Austrian winemaker Michael Opitz says “No tricks. Just wine.”
11.50 / 32.00 / 44.00
Melon, citrus, then white blossom. The loopy name has a story: this wine is an ode to the honesty and joie-de-vivre of late Kate (aka ‘Bob’). A richly expressive character.
11.80 / 34.00 / 47.00
An adventurous blend from Austria with hints of sherry, coconut and salty freshness. Unfiltered, hence slightly cloudy. Not your customary Sauvignon Blanc.
13.20 / 35.50 / 50.00
Five generations of one family stand behind this easy-going rosé. Tawny pink, Merlot-led, with red-berry character and crisp acidity.
7.70 / 21.50 / 33.00
Cool altitudes and herbal fields are at play in this unendingly drinkable delight. Exceptionally balanced, refreshing and elegant beyond compare.
11.30 / 30.00 / 43.00
Sauvignon Blanc with structure and rich amber colour from grape-skins. Tangerine nose, dry citrus on the palate and pleasant bitter finish. Dances nicely with spicy and buttery dishes.
9.90 / 26.00 / 38.00
Intense aromatic white has attained colour and power from red and yellow Traminer grape-skins. Divine grace with a twist of rose oil and tropical fruit. Never sigh when you can sing.
This mild and malty easy-drinking lager is India’s choicest favourite. 4.8% 330ml / 650ml
Delectable IPA with citrus notes, specially crafted for Dishoom by Mondo Brewing Company.
5.0% 330ml 5.90
Mondo explores tropical territory. From Mosaic and Simcoe hops, plenty of oats and late-dry-hopping pours forth juicy hazy golden goodness.
4.8% 330ml 5.70
Big Smoke Brew and prize-givers swear by 100% Citra. Fresh and breezy, notes of bright lemon and grapefruit. Very sensible alcohol.
3.6% 330ml 5.70
Drink wildly different. A spicy, fruity, lemon-juicy sour ale with Champagne-like spritz. Deeply satisfying blended beer from the Wild Beer Co.
7.3% 330ml 6.90
This is alcohol-removed vegan lager, born of Bavarian springs, Hallertau hops and barley-malt. Pour. Swirl. Pour again for citrus hop finish. 330ml / 0.5%
Glossy black pour, creamy tan froth, fragrant aromas of coffee, cacao and caramel. Award-winning, robust stout from an old-established Sri Lankan brewery.
8.8% 330ml 6.50
Crafted by skilled workmanship in Herefordshire. Very mellow fruitfulness, best cider apples, kissed by the maturing sun. Pairs well with feisty food.
Consult your server for guest beers and ciders.
Star lager-beer made to A. K. Damm’s original recipe of 1876 is now embracing modern-fancy brewing techniques. Behold! It is free of alcohol. Malty, with tastes of lemon and toast notes.
330ml / 0.0%
Traditional Holi drink, but with fresh shredded mint in place of happy-go-lucky hemp.
First-class yoghurt-drink with mango and a sprinkling of fennel seeds.
Sweet and subtle as a perfumed love-letter.
Creamy yoghurt, salted and gently spiced with crushed cumin.
Light lemon drink to quench the thirst. Made with fresh juice, salt, sugar and soda.
Bombay's favourite cola, in bottles nicely worn from recycling. Indian import, mostly available. 300ml
Fizzy lemon drink. “Contains no fruit”. Indian import, mostly available. 300ml
‘Parsi is raspberry and raspberry is Parsi!’ according to Mr. Kohinoor. 300ml
First comes hops, then citrus tartness in this naturally fermented, fizzing tea-drink. Curiosity will be rewarded. 330ml
Shropshire spring water bottled in recycled glass by One Water, a company that funds clean water projects globally. 750ml
Arabica beans from a single estate in Sunticoppa, Karnataka, are bared on wood to the monsoon winds, then blended with Brazilian Catuai. A rich, aromatic coffee with soft acidity and pleasant spicy notes. Roasted by Union Hand-Roasted Coffee.
2.80 / 3.20
Consult your server about our guest filter coffees – hot or iced.
All things nice: warming comfort and satisfying spice. Made the traditional way, or with oat milk. All who have tried it, swear by it.
A charming couplet of dark chocolate and spicy chai.
Grown organically on the lush Dooars garden plains between Assam and the Himalayas. Gentle, fresh and sweet.
Assam is the most well-liked tea-leaf in India. Malty, brisk and bright.
A spearmint steeper to cleanse the palate.
Fresh vigour and increased joie-de-vivre.
The charming couplet goes a little madcap with Bourbon.