The opening of Birmingham’s long-awaited Dishoom cafe has been put on hold because of the coronavirus crisis.
The eagerly-anticipated new outlet, located at One Chamberlain Square, part of massive Paradise Birmingham development, had been due to open fully on April 1.
But that date has now been put back indefinitely until restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen once the crisis has abated
Dishoom is a small group of restaurants that are styled like the Irani cafes that were once a vibrant part of street life in Bombay.
Breakfast is served until 11:45am each day, and the all-day menu is served from 12pm onwards.
The design of the Birmingham restaurant weaves together threads of Bombay’s history with a Birmingham-inspired narrative.
Each of the restaurants has the hallmarks of an Irani cafe in Bombay, but tells a different story.
The Birmingham space will accommodate 330 guests, across the dining room, Permit Room bar and outdoor terrace.
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.
Birmingham patrons will also be able to order the brand-new Chef’s Special, created by Chef Naved 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.
For every meal served at Dishoom Birmingham, the team will donate a meal to a child who might otherwise go hungry.
The group works with the Akshaya Patra Foundation in India and Magic Breakfast in the UK which provide nourishing meals to children in schools.
One Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3AX
Mon to Thurs: 8am to 11pm Fri: 8am to 12am
Sat: 9am to 12am
Sun: 9am to 11pm