Dishoom are heading in a new direction with their next joint.
It’s called West London.
The eatery’s fifth branch, Dishoom Kensington is inspired by the golden age of Indian jazz and art deco, styled after 1940’s Bombay. So it’s appropriate that they’re holing up in the very art deco Barkers Building on Kensington High Street, sprawling over their biggest space yet with seats for 200, and a further 50 in their cocktail den, the Permit Bar. And to match this epic scale, they’re launching unlike any other restaurant – with an immersive theatre production set in a 1940s Bombay jazz bar, where you’ll watch the action unfold around you as you dine.
Talking of whiiiich, you can expect all their classic comfort food and small plates, from their breakfast bacon naan rolls through to the pau bhaji bun, masala prawns, and gunpowder potatoes; plus a new dish exclusive to this site. Down in the bar, meanwhile, the cocktail menu is set to be given an overhaul too, with a new roster of boozy concoctions joining their stalwart, signature fruit sharbats.
After all, even jazz has its standards.
NOTE: Dishoom Kensington opens on 12th December. Tickets to the preceding immersive launch nights (27th Nov – 11th Dec) are now sold out, but you can cross all your fingers and keep an eye out here.
Dishoom Kensington | Barkers Building, 4 Derry Street, W8 5HR
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