Dishoom to create 100 jobs in Edinburgh

Dishoom to create 100 jobs in Edinburgh

A new Bombay themed café and cocktail bar is set to open in Edinburgh this winter creating 100 jobs.

Bombay café chain Dishoom currently has three outlets in London and pays homage to the Irani cafés of Bombay.

Opened early last century by Zoroastrian immigrants from Iran, there were almost 400 cafés at their peak in the 1960s. Now, there are less than 30.

The new Edinburgh café will be housed in a beautiful 1920s-era Grade A listed building, which was originally built as a warehouse for Forsyth’s department store. 

The three-storey venue will have an open kitchen on the ground floor, a first floor café / dining room with views across St Andrew Square, and a basement cocktail bar.

The launch also marks the return of Dishoom ‘head babu’, Kavi Thakrar, to the capital. Kavi graduated from Edinburgh University and has always maintained an affinity with the city.

He said: “We’re so excited to be opening in Edinburgh – a beautiful city that was my home for several years while I was at university.

“And we’re delighted that by doing so, we’re creating 100 new opportunities for people to develop great careers in hospitality.

“We’re really looking forward to settling into our new home in Edinburgh and can’t wait to welcome you there this winter.”

This will be Dishoom’s first location outside London, opening at 3a St Andrew Square in late 2016.

The jobs will include openings for chefs, front of house, management and bar team.