A top Indian restaurant is set to open in Oxford's new Clarendon Quarter.

Dishoom has submitted a licensing application to Oxford City Council for a venue called Permit Room on the ground floor and lower ground floor of North Bailey House in New Inn Hall Street in Oxford.

The application said the high-end restaurant chain, whose venues are based on the Irani cafes of Bombay, will have an external seating area subject to appropriate permissions from the city council.

North Bailey House is a new building developed by Lothbury Investment Management which will comprise 20,000 square feet of new office space with a restaurant/retail space at ground and basement levels.

It is part of Oxford's new Clarendon Quarter on the site of the former Clarendon shopping centre.

Dishoom first launched in London's Covent Garden and now has six restaurants across London, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

Permit Room is the unofficial name for rooms where liquor could be bought and relates to the Bombay Prohibition Act of 1949.

The licence, which should start on July 1, will permit supply of alcohol and recorded music to compliment its use as a restaurant between 8am and midnight and late-night refreshment between 11pm and midnight Monday to Sunday.

The full application can be inspected at www.oxford.gov.uk