Offering a nod to its Masonic heritage with a dining hall named after the Mason’s first Indian member, a replica of Mumbai Masonic Lodge’s bar floor, and painted portraits of Indian Masons’ Grand Masters displayed alongside family photos, Dishoom breathes incense-wafted life into Bridge Street’s Manchester Hall, coupling the building’s breathtaking stained-glass windows with interiors decorated by dark wood and antique finds.

Serving food from breakfast (hands up who's ready for one of their famed breakfast naans?!) through to evening (including a Manchester special in their Nalli Nihari Biryani - tender lamb shank layered with rice and caramelised onions, topped with a pastry lid), the restaurant is on a soft launch from Sunday 25 November until 3pm on Wednesday 5 December (8am-11pm weekdays, 9am-11pm weekends), with guests able to enjoy 50% off their food (drop ins only) before its official opening on Thursday 6 December. More info available here.