The Indian restaurant group Dishoom has launched a delivery-only site in Cambridge, expanding its brand to new parts of the country by growing its kitchen-only business.
Dishoom, one of the hospitality industry’s greatest success stories of recent years, with restaurants in London, Manchester, and Edinburgh, has been working on its takeaway service throughout the pandemic due to lockdown restrictions.
The brand already has sites for delivery in London and Brighton and we wouldn’t be surprised to see other locations open in 2021.
We would stop short at calling Dishoom’s new operation ‘dark kitchens’, which often has negative connotations. It is not only a brand, but a physical restaurant group. To add takeaway sites to dine in ventures seems different than simply establishing a delivery-only operation.
Still, it is a big move for a group known previously for long queues and affordable curry. It has partnered with Deliveroo to offer a menu of dishes designed to travel well, including its house black daal, chicken ruby, and keema pau.
Special delivery-only dishes include kathi rolls (chicken or paneer in makhani sauce wrapped in paratha) and a pepper lamb curry.