If an old Bombay Café opened up on a beach, give or take a mild acid trip, the result would be Dishoom Chowpatty Beach. From tomorrow, Dishoom is taking a summer holiday to the Southbank as part of Centre’s Festival of Britain’s 60th anniversary celebrations.
The Dishoom Chowpatty Beach bar is just the place to kick off your flip flops and tuck into tasty Bombay food and sip summer tipples. Factor in 48 tonnes of sand and an exciting schedule of impromptu, unplugged gigs it’s sure to be a hot ticket.
Constructed in the spirit of jugaad (Hindi for ‘making do’) – everything’s been ‘up-cycled’. Spot the quirky, ‘I used to be a…’ inscribed on the furniture and fittings including brightly coloured barrels for stools, reclaimed railway sleepers as bench seating on the alfresco terrace, a bar made from recycled plastic bottles, walls erected using old tightly-rolled newspapers and jam-jar lights hang overhead.
Gola-wallahs will be serving authentic Gola (refreshing shards of ice coated in delicious syrup) flavours plus Vada Pau – the Indian answer to the chip butty. See you on the beach!