The third and largest outpost of Dishoom is another beautifully designed Bombay café, setting up shop in the foodie destination of Granary Square. The warehouse-like space manages to ooze charm with antique knick-knacks and brass touches throughout.
The food menu has slight variations to the sister restaurants, however a few of our favourites made it on to this list. The crispy prawn koliwada are flavourful, moreish morsels served with tamarind and date chutney. The chicken ruby is a rich and not-too-spicy curry with utterly tender meat. And if it’s just a little nibble you want, then the can’t-stop-won’t-stop okra fries are a tad hot and a lot delicious. A few Dishoom Pale Ales would wash all that down quite nicely, but if you want something harder then try the smoky yet sweet Chaijito. It’ll feel like summer all year round.
The Permit Room bar downstairs fits 90 people and opens at 5pm every day, so swing by for spicy twists on ginny numbers or even some zesty and fruity mocktails. They also have a whole selection of pre-batched cocktails for your pleasure.
Best Bars tip: The chai is on another level. So whether you go for the classic version or the “naughty” one (aka boozy) – this is the ultimate warming treat.
— Sasha Filimonov, @SashaSips