Dishoom has fast become one of Manchester’s most loved restaurants, and now they’re stepping breakfast up a gear. Paying loving homage to the Irani cafes that were once part of the fabric of life in Bombay, Dishoom opened its doors to the city in December. Revealing a seriously stunning interior, the grade II listed grandeur of Manchester Hall makes a perfect setting for the restaurant. Designed to evoke the vintage elegance and simplicity of Bombay, Dishoom transports guests to a world away from Manchester.
Dishoom breakfast revellers will be delighted to hear that this May, Dishoom are shaking up their morning ritual with the launch of a whole-new breakfast menu. As the much-adored Bacon Naan roll sees a special upgrade, vegans can also rejoice at the plant-based makeovers of signature dishes. The launch will also see the introduction Dishoom’s first ever, (wait for it), ‘Breakfast Feast’, featuring an abundant weekend sharing menu which brings together their most treasured breakfast dishes.
The first-class Dishoom Breakfast Feast gives guests the chance to select either an alcoholic or non-alcoholic Sparkling Wine, a classic Bloody Mary, or a Virgin Mary, served alongside a generous bowl of fruit, yoghurt and homemade granola. Next, guests will be invited to enjoy a platter of sharing naans, Keema Per Edu (spicy chicken keema, studded with morsels of chicken liver, topped with two runny-yolked fried eggs and sali crisp-chips), or beautiful Akuri (eggs, spiced and scrambled), and plentiful helpings of toasted pau (Bombay’s favourite bread buns). Vegetarian and vegan Dishoom breakfast options are available, and include Vegan Sausage Naans, Soy Keema, and eggless Akuri.
Like the old Irani cafes, Dishoom breaks down barriers. Employing and serving people from all walks of life, the restaurant hosts events and donates a meal for every meal… at 6.2 million meals so far.
Across the UK, as many as 1.8 million children can turn up to school too hungry to learn. The impact of this is monumental, not only for the child’s health, but for their future. With a strong link between eating a healthy breakfast and educational achievement, without access to food in the morning, many children remain educated. In terms of social mobility, breakfast, or lack of it, can be literally life-changing.
The charity Magic Breakfast aims to end hunger as a barrier to education by providing nutritious breakfasts to schools. Thanks to their work, over 40,000 children start their school day with a healthy (and free) ‘magic’ breakfast, enabling them to attend a class with happy bellies and curious minds.
In 2015, Dishoom partnered with Magic Breakfast. Since then, and every day after, for every breakfast that Dishoom serves to a guest, they donate a ‘Magic Breakfast’ to a school in London. To date, Dishoom have donated over a million breakfasts to fuel the learning of children in London.
The weekend breakfast feast will be available for two or more guests to enjoy from 9am to 11.45am on Saturday and Sunday mornings, priced at £20/£22 per guest.
Dishoom’s new breakfast menus will be available at all seven cafés from Monday 6th May. Breakfast bookings can be made for groups large and small and are much recommended – to reserve a table please visit www.dishoom.com/reservations.