Cool cocktails with Indian spice (Londonist particularly approves of the Bombay Pimm’s – Pimm’s, Saffron gin, pomegranate, orange, mint and ginger beer – but like all the cocktails we sipped), a street food version of Dishoom’s Upper St Martin’s Lane restaurant menu and a hopefully sunny summer should all add up to some delicious fun at this newly open stylized Bombay beach bar set on the Southbank.
Dishoom’s Chowpatty Beach pop up opens to the public today and stays with us until 4 October. We had a fun and yummy sneak peek at the launch last night. A colourful shabby chic assemblage of recycled and reused materials perches at Queen Elizabeth Hall Terrace above Southbank’s newly laid sandy beach with commanding views of the Thames. Food and drink are good (loved the calamari), service is super friendly and, as with the washrooms at Dishoom’s permanent restaurant, the toilets are vibrant and funky in a Bollywood kinda way.
Disclaimer: Londonist attended the launch of Dishoom’s Chowpatty Beach by invitation of the restaurant.