Bombay café group Dishoom to open fifth London site

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Bombay café group Dishoom to open fifth London site

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Bombay café concept Dishoom is set to open its fifth London site later this year, in London’s Kensington.

The company has applied for planning permission to open a 7,500sq ft site in the Barkers Arcade building, which forms part of a Grade II-listed building in the heart of the High Street Kensington Town Centre shopping area.

Dishoom, which currently operates four sites within London – comprising Shoreditch, Covent Garden, King’s Cross and Carnaby Street ‒ opened its first site outside the capital in Edinburgh before Christmas.

Its sites are modelled on the old Irani cafés of Bombay (now known as Mumbai) in India, which were mainly opened in the early 20th​ century by Zoroastrian immigrants. According to Dishoom, there were once almost 400 such cafés in the city, but now just 30 remain.

The group is now best known for its classic dishes, including the bacon naan breakfast roll, marinated and grilled meats, seafood and paneer; biryanis; and drinks such as ‘afternoon chai’, mixed fruit ‘sharbats’, and original Bombay-inspired cocktails.

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