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ONE DAY, AN eccentric old Irani Café (born circa 1930, Bombay), creaking slightly at the seams, made the long trip from Bombay in 1970 to London in 2012. Tired from the long journey, it shuffled into an empty space in Shoreditch and made itself comfortable. This old Café had for some time been maintaining correspondence with its slightly more showy cousin who had made a similar trip and had found a home in Covent Garden.

However, while the cousin in Covent Garden had worked hard to polish, primp and style itself, this Café was less concerned. It knew instinctively that the layers of imperfection and eccentricity built up over the many years of serving customers in Bombay weren’t merely clutter to be cleaned up and scratches to be polished out, but were in fact its very memory and character. It decided to leave its disheveled corners right where they were, as little reminders of home.

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    ONE DAY, AN eccentric old Irani Café (born circa 1930, Bombay), creaking slightly at the seams, made the long trip from Bombay in 1970 to London in 2012. Tired from the long journey, it shuffled into an empty space in Shoreditch and made itself comfortable. This old Café had for some time been maintaining correspondence with its slightly more showy cousin who had made a similar trip and had found a home in Covent Garden.

    However, while the cousin in Covent Garden had worked hard to polish, primp and style itself, this Café was less concerned. It knew instinctively that the layers of imperfection and eccentricity built up over the many years of serving customers in Bombay weren’t merely clutter to be cleaned up and scratches to be polished out, but were in fact its very memory and character. It decided to leave its disheveled corners right where they were, as little reminders of home.

    Gradually, as it grew to know and love its new community, it realised that it felt very much at home in it. The customers enjoyed hearing its stories of old Bombay, many of which were even true. They liked the faded pictures of the relatives on the walls. They smiled as they gradually grew to know the quirks of this old Café – which seemed constantly to be hankering after a lost mid-century Bombay. They seemed to care little that the shininess of the Covent Garden cousin was absent.

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Food & Drink at Dishoom Shoreditch

BEGIN YOUR DAY AT DISHOOM with breakfast, which might be a Bacon Naan Roll, a Kejriwal or a Big Bombay. Then lunch lightly on Roomali Rolls and Salad Plates, or linger with a feast. Refresh your afternoon with a drop of Chai and a small plate or two. Dine early or dine late. Or just join us for a tipple – perhaps an East India Gimlet, a Viceroy’s Old-fashioned, or our very good Dishoom IPA?

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Menus

Bombay breakfast, lunch, afternoon chai, dinner and late tipples.

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Christmas at Dishoom

Christmas at Dishoom

We get very excited about this time of year. Our festive feasts are honestly some of the best food and drink we ever do. The non-veg menu features our slow-cooked Turkey Raan – a whole turkey leg, prepared in the traditional Indian raan style, cooked slowly over a day until meltingly tender, served with a spicy cranberry chutney. And the veg menu, our delicious Chole Puri. Then there are the festive tipples – Old-fashioneds, Mulled Brambles, and of course, warming comfort of House Chai (with or without a tot of Bailey's).

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The Verandah

The Verandah

Outside Dishoom Shoreditch, on the Verandah, the serious business of lounging is in progress. People spill out from the shadows, and laze gratefully in the sunlight. Ice cubes clink inside crystal tumblers. Sunlight warms the brocade fabrics and carved wood of the heavy antique furniture. Shelves – filled with well-thumbed books – sit beside faded old photographs. The armchair creaks as someone settles further into its inviting bulk, sighing with contentment.

PICTURED: Patrons enjoy a moment of peace in the sunshine on The Verandah

Contact Details

Dishoom Shoreditch
7 Boundary Street
London
E2 7JE

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Tel: 020 7420 9324

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Opening Times

Monday – Wednesday
8am to 10pm
Thursday - Friday
8am to 10pm
Saturday
9am to 10pm
Sunday
9am to 10pm
Bank Holidays
Open as usual