London-North and Northwest London
May 11, 2018
The second branch of Dishoom, inspired like its predecessor by the ‘Irani cafés’ of Bombay, features all the elements that made the first such a hit. The décor is colourful and bright with distinctive tiled floors and the venue is open from breakfast time until late serving tasty contemporary Indian food and great drinks. There’s more of a defined bar area at this new branch too; The Permit Room serves excellent cocktails, often with an Indian twist like the Edwina’s Affair, an aromatic blend of gin, rose and cardamom, and the Hunterwali’s Julep, laced with fresh ginger, spearmint and pineapple, both served in a classic copper cup. Their Bollybellini blends lychee and rose with prosecco, while their Chili Martini boasts a fiery kick. Their Naughty Chocolate Chai is ideal for those with a sweet tooth. Their Indian snacks and small plates are tasty and moreish. Their lamb raan bun is a Shoreditch signature dish and their chili cheese toast is popular with good reason, ditto their signature black dahl. Early birds will appreciate breakfast dishes like their sausage naan roll and Bombay omelette, ideal for remedying the excesses of the night before.