Dishoom announces first restaurant in Edinburgh

By Sophie Witts contact

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Dishoom in Covent Garden
Dishoom in Covent Garden

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London-based Indian restaurant Dishoom is heading north of the border to launch its first site in Edinburgh this year.

The group will open in the 1920’s-era former Forsyths department store building at St Andrew Square this winter.

The restaurant will be split across three storeys, with an open kitchen on the ground floor, a first floor dining room and a basement bar and dining space.

Dishoom said in a statement that the Scottish capital was the ‘perfect’ location for its first site outside London.

The restaurant will feature a ‘story’ inspired by Scotsman Sir Patrick Geddes (1854 – 1932), a botanist, ecologist and social reformer who was a long-time resident of both Edinburgh and Bombay.

Dishes will include executive chef Naved Nasir’s breakfast menu, and all-day sharing plates of ‘authentic Bombay comfort food’ such as grills, biryanis, rolls and curries.

It marks something of a homecoming for the restaurant’s co-founder Kavi Thakrar, who went to university in Edinburgh.

Dishoom opened its first site in Covent Garden in July 2010 and has since opened in Shoreditch (2012), King’s Cross (2014), and Carnaby (2015).

The Indian group was named the nation’s favourite eatery in the Yelp Top 100 this year,​ beating London restaurants Tayyabs and Yauatcha in to second and third place.

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