Dishoom recreates Bombay’s Chowpatty Beach

chowpatty beach

As part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of Britain’s 60th anniversary celebrations, Dishoom is launching a pop-up beach bar in homage to Bombay’s Chowpatty Beach.

The beach bar has a bar made from recycled plastic bottles, brightly coloured barrels for stools, jam-jar lights, and an arched walkway festooned with thousands of multicoloured used carrier bags. Funky retro jazz provides the soundtrack to the summer party.

With 48 tonnes of imported sand on the beach, and a series of impromptu, unplugged gigs, it’s time to kick off your flip-flops, tuck into tasty Bombay food, such as pau bhajia, stuffed naans, and vada pau (Indian-style chip butties), and sip summer tipples including Pimm’s Bombay-style, spiked colaba iced tea, and Thums Up floats.

The pop-up beach bar will run from 4 May to 4 September.

Opening times
Monday-Thursday: noon–midnight
Friday: noon–1am
Saturday: 10am–1am
Sunday: 10am–midnight