London’s family friendly and critically acclaimed Dishoom Indian restaurant is coming to Manchester. Founders Kavi and Shamil Thakrar wanted to bring the 1960s faded elegance of old Irani café culture to the modern day. Manchester’s branch will be taking up residency in the former Freemasons Hall building, Manchester Hall. Dishoom’s restaurants operate over breakfast, lunch and dinner with the restorative bacon and egg naan roll being a thing of legend, alongside morning favourites such as kejriwal (fried eggs on chilli cheese toast) or keema per eedu (spicy chicken keema with chicken liver, fried eggs and sali crisp-chips on homemade buns). The all-day menu has small plates such as lamb samosas, pau bhaji (typical Bombay dish of mashed vegetables with hot buttered homemade bun, Chowpatty Beach style) and prawn koliwada (Bombay fish in a regional recipe with tamarind and date chutney). There is a tantalising curry offering (such as tender chicken in a makhani sauce with a Roomali rori), grill options (paneer tikka, skeekh kabab, masala prawns), a biryani menu (chicken, lamb, jackfruit), salad plates (such as chickpea, couscous, and sprout salad with pomegranate, pumpkin seeds and avocado chutney), plus Dishoom signature dishes such as house black daal cooked over 24 hours for a deep, rich flavour.

Opening TBC, Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 3BT. Watch this space for an official opening date and review.

Tue 7 Nov
Kate Holmes
Published on:
Mon 22 Jan 2018