Dabbawal Indian street food kitchen on Newcastle’s High Bridge, has been given a make-over which takes it back to its rustic roots in the streets of Mumbai.
Reclaimed railway sleepers, aged metal tiles, industrial light fittings and bright graphics have been used to help bring the subcontinent to Tyneside.
The refurbishment is the result of a painstaking process to find authentic materials which evoke the world which inspires Dabbawal’s food and its ethos.
The refurbishment, which has taken more than three months to complete and has been a year in the planning and sourcing of materials, has also created a bigger kitchen and bar area.
Dabbawal, which also has a restaurant in Jesmond, takes its name from India’s dabbawalla food delivery men.
Newcastle’s first and only Indian street food kitchen, it has become well-known for its fresh food made the traditional way.
Its street food concept was created long before the idea of food rooted in the streets and markets of cities like Mumbai became popular in the UK.
The menus feature tapas-style snacks for sharing, street combos, sides, and curry plates. Dabbawal’s signature Bombay Bomb – crisp mini puris stuffed with mashed potato, a dash of home-made sauces and topped with gram flour - is one of its biggest sellers.
For more information go to www.dabbawal.com