Dishoom to open in Canary Wharf this winter- 17.05.22

The Dishoom team are pleased to announce that they will be opening a new restaurant in Canary Wharf later this year. Five years on from their last London opening (Kensington, 2017), the new 8800 sq ft site in Wood Wharf will seat 355 across a double-height restaurant, bar and terrace, overlooking the water.

Dishoom Canary Wharf will join a family of eight restaurants (five in London, plus Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh). Since cousins and co-founders Shamil and Kavi Thakrar opened their first café in 2010, The Dishoom Store launched in 2020 – offering custom-made products to be enjoyed at home – as well as an array of meal kits created by a team of talented chef-wallas. Everything Dishoom does pays loving homage to the food and culture of Bombay and its Irani cafés; in its restaurants and delivery kitchens, at its events, and through charity, donating a meal for every meal served – 12 million meals so far.

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Further details of the 2022 opening will be released in the coming months.


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Notes to Editors

About Dishoom

Dishoom pays loving homage to the Irani cafés that were once part of the fabric of life in Bombay. Opened early last century by Zoroastrian immigrants from Iran, there were almost 400 of these cafés at their peak in the 1960s. Today, fewer than 30 remain.

These cafés broke down barriers by bringing people together over food and drink. They were the first places in Bombay where people of any culture, class or religion could take cool refuge from the street with a cup of chai, a simple snack or a hearty meal. People from all walks of life shared tables, rubbed shoulders and broke bread together.

Like the old Irani cafés, Dishoom breaks down barriers: in its restaurants, which employ and serve people from all walks of life, at its events, and through charity, donating a meal for every meal served – 12 million meals so far. Dishoom serves a lovingly curated menu of Bombay comfort food and award-winning drinks in beautiful restaurants, each with a unique story. Everything Dishoom does shares its love for Bombay’s culture, heritage and people, and everyone is welcomed with warmth.

Dishoom is managed by a team of Babus* led by co-founders Shamil and Kavi Thakrar. Naved Nasir is the Executive Chef. The first Dishoom opened in Covent Garden in 2010, and Dishoom now has five cafés in London, one in Edinburgh, one in Manchester, and one in Birmingham, a dozen delivery kitchens and an online store. Shamil, Kavi and Naved published their first book, “Dishoom: From Bombay with Love” in 2019.

*Babu can be a term of respect in India but is more frequently used to refer to bureaucrats behind desks who don’t do much.
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About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 9 million square feet of mixed-use space and over 1,100 Build to Rent apartments. 

CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK and also excels operationally as it purchases 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and zero waste to landfill since 2009. 

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live, work and thrive on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme. Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk.

The Company’s current £2bn construction activity and pipeline includes more than 500k sq ft NIA of commercial properties and over 2,300 new homes for sale and rent.
LinkedIn: @CanaryWharfGroup
Instagram: @canarywharflondon / @woodwharf
Twitter: @YourCanaryWharf / @CanaryWharfGrp / @Level39CW / @Wood_Wharf