Dishoom sets Birmingham opening date

By James McAllister

- Last updated on GMT

Dishoom sets opening date for first Birmingham restaurant

Related tags: Dishoom, Birmingham, Restaurant, Indian cuisine

Dishoom will finally open the doors to its first Birmingham outpost next week, having initially been scheduled for April.

Launching within the city’s £700m Paradise development, it will be the Irani café-inspired Indian restaurant group's its third location outside of London.

It will hold 330 covers across its dining room, bar and terrace area, and overlook Birmingham Town Hall.

Reservations will be taken for groups of up to six at any time of day, including for dinner; in line with a temporary revision to the group's booking policy​ ​that ​was ​announced last week.

Previously Dishoom only allowed groups of six or more to make dinner reservations.

Inspired by Birmingham’s history as the 'city of a thousand trades', Dishoom Birmingham explores the unique parallels with the trades and markets of Bombay and the importance of the city’s commercial past.

The menu will continue to feature the same accessible selection of dishes available across its estate, such as the bacon naan breakfast roll; chilli cheese toast; chicken tikka; keema pau; and the butter chicken-like Chicken Ruby.

A mutton chaap korma special, created by executive chef Naved Nasir especially for the Birmingham restaurant, will also feature.

Dishoom opened its first restaurant in London’s Covent Garden in July 2010, and currently operates five sites across the capital.

It made its regional debut in Edinburgh in 2016, and opened a restaurant in Manchester in 2018.

Having closed its entire estate back in March following the Government-mandated lockdown of the hospitality sector, the group is scheduled to begin reopening its restaurants using a phased approach this week.

On Friday (10 July), the group will reopen its London sites in Shoreditch, King’s Cross and Carnaby, as well as its restaurant in Manchester.

Then, on 17 July, it will reopen its site in Edinburgh; followed, finally, by its restaurant in Kensington on 24 July.

Its flagship site in London's Covent Garden will remain closed for now, while it continues to undergo a major redesign and expansion​.

In line with Coronavirus safety standards, all reopened sites will operate with fewer tables, and its Permit Room bars will be table service only.

New contactless payment and air filtration systems have also been installed.

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