The Irani café-inspired restaurant will open in Manchester Hall, formerly a Freemason’s hall, on Bridge Street and will create 100 new jobs for the city’s hospitality workers.
Dishoom Manchester will serve executive chef Naved Nasir’s signature dishes including bacon naan rolls; black house daal; pau bhaji; and biriyanis alongside a new dish and a cocktail list that will be exclusive to the Manchester site.
The site will feature a separate bar named the Permit Room, which will serve a list of cocktails and mocktails created by the group’s bar development manager, Carl Brown.
Dishoom Manchester’s concept is based on a story inspired by The Towers of Silence, by Gyan Prakash, which features a British private eye and a Parsi vigilante known as 'Beram' who journey between London, Manchester and Bombay.
The grade II-listed hall underwent a multi-million pound redevelopment last year to transform it into a conference and events venue with restaurants and bars planned.
The Dishoom group applied for a license in November, but could not confirm further details on the site at the time.
Dishoom Manchester will be the seventh site for the group and the second outside of the capital, which launched its Edinburgh site in 2016.