The team behind Indian café and restaurant Dishoom in Covent Garden is to open a second site in east London this autumn.
Dishoom, which launched at St Martin's Courtyard in 2010, has taken over a site on Boundary Street in Shoreditch. It will open in October, comprising a 40-cover bar, 110-seat café, 50-seat kitchen dining room and a 30-seat outside courtyard.
The brainchild of two brothers and a cousin - Shamil Thakrar, Amar Radia and Adarsh Radia - Dishoom is designed as a homage to the classic Bombay café.
Started in the 1920s by Iranian immigrants, these cafés were intended to please the country's colonial masters, featuring marble tables, mirrors and fans as an image of Britain's grandeur. Dishoom Shoreditch will feature similar interiors designed by Russell Sage Studio.
The menu will be overseen by head chef Naved Nasir, with dishes taking inspiration from Irani cafes, Bombay street grills and south Bombay.
General manager will be Brian Trollip, while the bar - offering a range of Indian-inspired cocktails - will be overseen by Carl Brown.
Last summer, Dishoom ran a pop-up restaurant - Chowpatty Beach - at the South Bank.
By Kerstin Kühn
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