Dishoom reveals details of King's Cross site

24 September 2014 by
Dishoom reveals details of King's Cross site

Indian restaurant group Dishoom has revealed more details about its new site, which is set to open in London King's Cross.

Now confirmed to open in November, the three-storey, 250-cover, 9,000 sq ft space will include a cocktail bar named the Permit Room, plus a mezzanine kitchen, and a 90-capacity Bombay-style juice bar serving freshly pressed juices and sugar cane cocktails.

Open all day, the restaurant will serve a breakfast menu, followed by a selection of small-plates, grills, biryanis, salads, rolls and curries, plus a dish exclusive to the King's Cross venue, developed by executive chef Naved Nasir.

The new cocktail menu will be centred on the site's basement bar, and include a choice of drinks that have been aged in bottles or barrels, before being served over chipped ice in traditional Indian measures, such as the "chota peg". There will also be a selection of beer on tap and bottled ales, as well as the existing Dishoom IPA by London Fields.

More than 100 pieces of antique furniture from the Irani cafés period will be used in the restaurant, which will also have touches inspired by the architecture of the late 19th and early 20th Bombay.

The group has also nicknamed the new restaurant its "godown" - the word for "warehouse" in Hindi â€' as a reference to the site's location within the Western Transit Shed next to the newly re-developed Granary Square, which was once used as an interchange for goods arriving via rail, road and canal. It was initially named "the Stables" thanks to its Stable Street location.

Dishoom was founded by cousins Shamil and Kavi Thakrar in Covent Garden in 2010, after they spent time in Bombay researching the old Irani cafes.

This was followed by a pop-up on the Southbank in 2011, and a second permanent site in Shoreditch in October 2012.

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