Here’s a fun piece of news out of London town. One of our favorite restaurants, Dishoom, a Bombay Style Café, is opening a beach bar on the South Bank. Starting tomorrow (Friday, May 13), Londoners and (blissed-out, food-obsessed) visitors can hit the sand, listen to music, sample a creative drinks menu (Bombay Pimm’s Summer Cup, Spiked Colaba Ice Tea, Classic Dishoom Chaijito), and taste delicious bites. The fabulous eatery—highlighted in the May 2011 issue of Luxury Travel Advisor—is recreating Chowpatty beach in London. To quote Dishoom’s blog:
Chowpatty beach is where all Bombay comes to snack and stroll. Every Bombayite has nostalgic memories of magical evenings with family and friends, enjoying the view of the Arabian Sea at dusk and the lights of the skyline across the bay. The ramshackle food stalls that pepper the beach are revered for serving the tastiest Pau Bhaji in India. Everyone has their favourite Gola-wallah, who shaves ice from huge blocks, packs it onto a stick and douses it in delicious syrup.
The occasion? The South Bank is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the original Festival of Britain this summer. And they’re setting up a big beach along the promenade.
Dishoom’s Chowpatty Beach Bar is open until October 4th. Monday – Thursday: Noon – Midnight; Friday: Noon – 1am; Saturday: 10am –1am; Sunday: 10am – Midnight.
Artistic rendering of the Dishoom Chowpatty Beach Bar via Dishoom