What they say:
Dishoom is kind of a big deal down south. People actually queue up to get the food across the sites in London and Edinburgh, so it seems like it’s time for the Northern Powerhouse to see what all the fuss is about. Inspired by Bombay’s old Irani cafes, the Indian restaurant chain plans to set up in the multi-million pound redevelopment of the old Freemasons Hall – now renamed Manchester Hall. If the food really is as good as they say it is (and queuing while a double-decker bus blows exhaust in your face means it probably has something special), then a Grade II-listed building is a good enough backdrop.