Wildly popular Indian restaurant Dishoom has brought its brand of Indian sharing plates to Birmingham city centre, its third restaurant outside London. Dishoom Birmingham finds its home within the city’s Paradise development, a combination of offices, shops, restaurants and a hotel which has cost £700 million.
The development is located between Chamberlain Square and Centenary Square, where Dishoom is joined by the likes of wine bar Vinoteca. The restaurant, which is inspired by the old Irani cafes in Bombay (now known as Mumbai) will be open all day and serve a casual menu of Indian sharing plates alongside some more substantial dishes.
Stop by in the morning to enjoy Dishoom’s signature bacon naan, which is freshly baked in the tandoor oven and slicked with a little cream cheese and chilli tomato jam, or choose from its other breakfast options, which include two fried eggs served on chilli cheese toast and spiced chicken livers on toast.
Later in the day, the menu moves towards sharing small plates such as lamb samosas and okra fries, alongside dishes from a grill including chicken tikka, masala prawns and a lamb biryani. Finish up with traditional Indian puddings, including mango or pistachio flavoured kulfi, and gulab juman (Indian-style doughnuts) served with citrus fruit ice cream.
Dishoom first opened its doors in London’s Covent Garden back in 2010, but has since gone on to open five locations in the capital, spanning Kensington, Shoreditch and King’s Cross. The group opened its first site outside London in Edinburgh in 2016, which was followed by a Manchester outpost in 2018.
Dishoom has also made it into book form with Dishoom: From Bombay with Love, featuring recipes for some of the restaurant’s most well-known dishes, including its famous black daal, as well as recipes from Dishoom’s list of cocktails, coolers and Masala Chai.