Today Saffiah and I had lunch at Dishoom in Shoreditch - we love it!
The food was delicious and delicately spiced, the decor was full of interesting details, and the people were delightful. We love the patchwork sari reception desk.
Details in the design were inspired by mid century Bombay and all the different Irani cafes, famous cafes in Mumbai. These signs are replicas of ones that actually used to be in Cafe Bastani!
Many of the Irani cafes have pictures of ancestors - here is Saffiah looking at home sitting amongst them.
'The Permit Room' or cocktail bar, serves old-fashioned Raj style cocktails including the Bombay Presidency Punch, Flips and Gimlets and the one I will be having next time called Edwina's affair. Served in a copper cup it is described as being a hush-hush love triangle of gin, rose and cardamom, in a secret garden of fresh mint, strewn with candied rose petals.
The original Irani cafe. To read more visit the Dishoom website. We like this story featured there, to read it click here
picture 6: welovefood on facebook