Dishoom Opens in Edinburgh
Being quite a foodie, I’m always on the look out for the latest restaurants to open up in Edinburgh. Visiting London in the past, Dishoom is something I had previously heard of, but not had the chance to experience. I had however, only heard positive things from friends down in London who had been time and time again.
Dishoom is an Indian restaurant, now based in both London and Edinburgh. Inspired by traditional Bombay cafes, it retains all the traditional style and quirks. With dark mahogany walls and dim lit cosy lamps and an impressive array of bottles behind the bar. We were treated to an evening of cocktails and samples of their menu.
The Permit Room Cocktails
Hidden under the kitchen and named after the places where only permit-holders may consume alcohol back in Bombay, we entered the Permit Room. Inspired by an eccentric early 20th century bar in Bombay, the Permit room was home to some creative cocktail delights. Crafted especially for the Edinburgh Dishoom, we tried Marzban’s Fizz, Tehmul’s Tangle, and the Pila House Sling. I was also impressed at their none alcoholic cocktails for those choosing not to drink, or fancy something different. Whereas usually bars just mix juices together to make it look similar, these had the same warming effects of the likes of an old fashioned too.
It was great to see what Dishoom Edinburgh had to offer, and I’ll definitely be going back to try the food! We sampled our way through mini samosas and Bombay mix with some deep-fried spiced okra with hot dipping sauces. Nothing lasted too long!
Dishoom are open from 8am every day for breakfast through to dinner, with cocktails carrying on into the early hours. What makes the likes of breakfast Indian? Well let’s just say I’m totally sold on the idea of a bacon naan bread!
From Bombay, with love – have you tried out Dishoom?