Dishoom eyes Manchester opening

By Sophie Witts contact

- Last updated on GMT

The upcoming Dishoom Kensington
The upcoming Dishoom Kensington

Related tags: Restaurant, Listed building, Covent garden

Dishoom could finally be bringing its queues and bacon naan to Manchester as the group looks to be eyeing up a site in the city.

The Bombay cafe concept has applied for a licence to open a restaurant in the historic Manchester Hall development, which has yet to be accepted.

The grade II listed former Freemasons Hall has recently undergone a multi-million pound redevelopment to transform it in to a conference and events venue with several planned restaurants and bars.

If the application is successful the site will be Dishoom’s second opening outside London, following its launch in Edinburgh in 2016.

A representative for Dishoom told BigHospitality​ that the group was ‘considering various sites for future projects’ but that nothing had been confirmed at this stage. 

It comes ahead of the soft launch of Dishoom’s fifth London restaurant​ in Kensington on 16 November.

The site will briefly close at the end of the month before relaunching with a two-week ‘immersive’ theatre production exploring the stories that inspired the restaurant, before officially opening on 15 December.

Dishoom opened its first London site in Covent Garden in 2010 and has since expanded to Shoreditch, King’s Cross and Carnaby.

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