Dishoom is opening (finally!)

The Dishoom team are delighted to announce that the doors to Dishoom Birmingham will (finally!) open next week. The café (which was originally due to open on April 1st) will warmly welcome guests for the restaurant’s rescheduled soft launch from Saturday 18th July to Wednesday 5th August, before opening officially on Thursday 6th August.

Throughout the soft launch period (a most critical stage of preparation and training for the team) guests will be offered 50% off food. As part of Dishoom’s measures to keep everyone safe during the time of coronavirus, for the very first time Dishoom are opening reservations for the soft launch. Reservations will be taken for groups of up to six at any time of day, including evenings.

Dishoom Birmingham

Bookings can be made for the soft launch now via www.dishoom.com/birmingham (please kindly note that reservations for 6th August onwards will be released in due course – sign up to the Dishoom newsletter for updates at www.dishoom.com/newsletter). There will also be space kept for walk-ins at all times of the day. Owing to the unpredictibility of British weather, bookings will not be taken for Dishoom Brimingham’s large outdoor terrace, but will be offered on arrival on a first-come, first-served basis.

The team look forward to welcoming guests to their new home at One Chamberlain Square (part of Paradise Birmingham), which overlooks Grade I listed Birmingham Town Hall, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and the Chamberlain Monument fountain. The restaurant will be open daily, providing patrons with everything from breakfast and mid-morning chai, to lunch and afternoon tipples, right through to evening feasts and late-night snacks, served in the café, Permit Room bar, and on the large adjoining terrace overlooking some of the city’s most charming and beautiful historic landmarks.

Executive Chef Naved Nasir’s menu of Bombay comfort food will be served from breakfast-time until late. From Bombay breakfasts to street food staples; hearty dishes of biryani to the curries of Mohammed Ali Road, and the famous grills of Colaba, the Dishoom menu brings together the food of all Bombay. Dishoom’s award-winning cocktails, teetotal tipples, chai, coolers and more will be served from the restaurant’s Permit Room bar. For every meal served at Dishoom Birmingham, the team will donate a meal to one of their long-term charity partners, Magic Breakfast and Akshaya Patra, two excellent charities that provide free, nutritious meals to children who might otherwise go hungry.

Birmingham patrons will also be able to avail themselves of the brand-new Chef’s Special, created by Chef Naved especially for the city. The Mutton Chaap Korma sees marinated chops of mutton lavished with a rich, nourishing sauce, best mopped up with the accompanying khamiri roti. A classical Indian korma in the style of Bhendi Bazaar’s Noor Mohammadi.