Dishoom, the Bombay-style café concept, has confirmed it will be making its long-awaited Manchester debut this winter.

The group had applied for a licence to open a restaurant in the historic Manchester Hall development last November, which has now been secured, MCA’s sister title Big Hospitality has reported.

The grade II listed former Freemasons Hall recently underwent a multi-million pound redevelopment to transform it in to an events venue with several planned restaurants and bars.

It will be Dishoom’s second opening outside London, following its launch in Edinburgh in 2016, and will offer executive chef Naved Nasir’s signature dishes, including bacon naan rolls, black hour daal and biriyanis, alongside a new dish and cocktail list that will be exclusive to the Manchester site.

The inspiration for the site comes from the old Irani cafes of Bombay.

The new restaurant will also feature a separate bar, named the Permit Room.

Dishoom opened its first London site in Covent Garden in 2010 and has since expanded to Shoreditch, King’s Cross, Carnaby and Kensington.