It is with the heaviest of hearts that we have announced the postponement of the launch of Dishoom Birmingham.
In light of the escalating public health crisis, which is affecting everyone’s lives more acutely by the day, we feel that this is the right thing to do. As such, the doors to our most-cherished new home will remain closed to diners for the time being.
Our absolutely first-class team in Birmingham have been working tirelessly to ready themselves for the opening, and we owe them our immense gratitude for their truly big-hearted approach during this time of great uncertainty.
Over the past weeks and days we have been considering all our options carefully, responding as best we can to this rapidly changing situation. We are doing our best to protect the long-term wellbeing of our teams, their finances, and the families they support. We will doubtless have even more difficult decisions to make, but right now we’re keeping everyone close, in the hope that some government support will be offered in the next day or two, to protect the businesses and our teams affected by closure. (Please, Rishi, be generous).
With this in mind, to do everything we can for our guests during these difficult times, to keep as many of our team in work as possible, and to continue to support our charity partners, we will soon be offering both collection and delivery from Dishoom Birmingham.
DELIVERY AND COLLECTION FROM DISHOOM BIRMINGHAM
From Saturday 21st March (the date we were due to begin our soft launch), our Birmingham patrons will be able to order and collect a takeaway from us during our usual opening hours. And, if you live near Dishoom Birmingham, you can order a delivery to your home. (Please note there is a ‘no-contact’ delivery option.) We will be offering a reduced menu of the dishes that we know travel well, from breakfast, through to light lunches, afternoon snacks and evening meals.
We will be continuing our commitment to donate a meal for every meal we serve, to ensure we continue to support our charity partners despite the closure. (We’re also exploring ways we can support Magic Breakfast during this incredibly difficult time, so that kids don’t go hungry as a result of school closures.)
This is by no means the way we envisaged our opening in Birmingham. We built our restaurants on a belief that they would become spaces where people from all walks of life could come and break bread together. Places where we could break down barriers by bringing people together over food and drink. To close our doors, even temporarily, is heart breaking.
To our team, our local suppliers, and all the neighbours and friends in the city who have supported our journey so far, we are so immensely grateful. It will take some doing and a fair wind behind us, but we’ll make it through this, and will soon be able to welcome you all with warmth to our new home.
Until then, we wish you and your loved ones the best health and happiness. Take care of one another.
Shamil, Kavi and the Dishoom team