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Opening: Dishoom brings Indian café culture to Cambridge




If you’re a fan of Dishoom, here’s a heads up: London’s iconic Indian café chain is coming to Cambridge. . .

Dishoom x The Permit Room
Dishoom x The Permit Room

This is the best food news we’ve heard in a while: Dishoom, London’s iconic Indian café chain, is bringing its signature snacks, chaats, salads, sharing plates and cocktails to Cambridge. Opening on Trinity Street later this month - mark June 20 on the calendar - The Permit Room will be an all-day café-bar modelled on the post-Prohibition hangouts of 1960s and 70s Bombay.

Dishoom x The Permit Room
Dishoom x The Permit Room

Inspired by the Irani cafés which dominated the Indian city’s social scene last century - founded by Zoroastrian immigrants from Iran, there were almost 400 cafés at their peak - Dishoom is famed for its food; with a menu featuring dishes such as Crispy Spinach Chaat, Aunty’s Anda Egg Curry and Coconut Caramel Custard, The Permit Room is set to follow suit. With retro interiors, featuring work by both Cambridge artists and Bombayites, and local vinyl DJs set to play regular sets, The Permit Room is, sum up Dishoom’s founders, a “tribute to the way Bombay kicks back and cuts loose – a salute to the city’s beer bars and drinking holes”.

For every meal served at a Dishoom site, including The Permit Room, one is donated to charity - that’s 20 million meals to date. Follow @permitroomcambridge for updates.


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