Team behind Dishoom find a new home in King’s Cross

Posted: Thursday 5th June 2014

The latest addition to the exciting food offering at King’s Cross will arrive this autumn: the third permanent venture from the team behind Dishoom, the Bombay cafés in Shoreditch and Covent Garden. The 9,000 sq ft space on Stable Street, by Granary Square, will be its largest to date, and the largest restaurant opening at King’s Cross so far.

The restaurant will occupy a heritage space called the Stables, located within the Western Transit Shed on Stable Street, N1C. The Stables was originally used to house horses to move goods and wagons around the Granary complex from 1850-1900; the vaulted brick arches at the lower ground and lofty trusses experienced from the ground level provide an impression of its early life as an industrial building.

Dishoom Covent Garden opened in 2010, and after the successful Dishoom Chowpatty Beach pop-up at Southbank in Summer 2011, the second permanent site, Dishoom Shoreditch, opened in 2012.

Speaking of this latest addition to the Dishoom family, founder Shamil Thakrar said: “We’re so pleased to be joining this iconic development at King’s Cross and our new restaurant will be as unique as the environment that we’re moving into. We love the rich history of the area, the shared spaces and the growing sense of community – all of which make King’s Cross a perfect fit for us.”

Jessica Marsden-Smedley, Argent LLP (asset manager for King’s Cross), says, “We are delighted to be working with Dishoom in one of the most wonderful and unique spaces within the heritage heart of King’s Cross. The Dishoom team brings a passion for food and culture: the perfect partner to bring the Stables unit to life.”

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