DISHOOM DISHING UP
The team behind the muchloved Dishoom restaurants will open in Manchester this winter, in the historic Manchester Hall building on Bridge Street.
Like their other restaurants, this newest member of the Dishoom family will pay homage to the old Irani cafés of Bombay, and will be open every day from early until late, serving their Executive Chef Naved Nasir’s breakfast menu (with the renowned Bacon Naan Roll), followed by his all-day sharing menu of Bombay comfort food – small plates, grills, biryanis, salad plates, rolls and curries.
Dishoom Manchester will also feature a Permit Room bar, serving Daru-walla1 Carl Brown’s list of delicious and sincere tipples, as well as some brand new cocktails and a range of excellent nonalcoholic cocktails, which are known as ‘copy tipples’.
Irani cafés were once part of the fabric of life in Bombay.
They were opened early in the last century by Zoroastrian immigrants from Iran. There were almost four hundred of these cafés at their peak in the 1960s. But now fewer than 30 remain in operation.