Irani cafe comes to the city centre.
Eager patrons are invited to attend the launch of the new Dishoom Birmingham, which will run from 18th July to 5th 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, they will be opening reservations for the soft launch. Reservations will be taken for groups of up to six at any time of day, including evenings. Bookings can be made for the soft launch now at www.dishoom.com/birmingham. 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 new restaurant’s home at One Chamberlain Square overlooks the Grade I listed Birmingham Town Hall, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and the Chamberlain Monument fountain. It 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.
The restaurant pays loving homage to the old Irani cafés that were once part of the fabric of life in Bombay, and the design weaves together threads of Bombay’s heritage with a narrative inspired by Birmingham. Each Dishoom restaurant has a story – akin to a founding myth – deeply rooted in Bombay history, which informs all aspect of the café’s design. 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.
Executive Chef Naved Nasir’s menu of Bombay comfort food will be served from breakfast-time until late. Dishes cooked in Hindu, Muslim, Irani and Parsi traditions will all jostle for space on the table. 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.
Guests keen to find out more about Dishoom Birmingham, and to be notified about bookings for 6th August onwards, can sign up to the café newsletter.