The Permit Room at Dishoom


Inspired by the Indian cultural phenomenon of Permit Rooms, Shoreditch now has its very own Permit Room. Since 1949, Bombay has been under a state of prohibition yet the sale of alcohol is still allowed so long as it is considered to improve one's health and is drunk in the premises of what is known as a permit room.

Shoreditch's own seeks to serve delicious and sincere traditional cocktails dating back before India achieved independence. Expect juleps, filips, gimlets, old-fashioned and even Bombay Presidency Punch, a drink concocted by the Governor of the East India Trade Company, General Sir John Gayer. 

Set inside the Dishoom restaurant, they maintain a traditional Indian drinker's den vibe with an exquisite verandah that is ideal for long lazy summer days and gives a new meaning to the term lounging. Original and one-of-a-kind, it's a nice change of scenery that sets it apart from the rest of the bars in the area. 


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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 8:00 23:00
Tuesday 8:00 23:00
Wednesday 8:00 23:00
Thursday 8:00 0:00
Friday 8:00 0:00
Saturday 9:00 0:00
Sunday 9:00 23:00



The Permit Room at Dishoom, 7, Boundary Street, E2 7JE



Nearest Station

Shoreditch High Street (Rail)


  • A word from the chef:

    Serving a range of traditional and contemporary Indian cuisine.

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