An Indian restaurant is set to open an all-day bar and cafe in Oxford.

Bombay-inspired restaurant group Dishoom has signed a 25-year lease on a new site at North Bailey House which is part of the new Clarendon Quarter at New Inn Hall Street.

Property agents Savills completed the deal on behalf of landlord Lothbury Investment Management Ltd.

North Bailey House is a new mixed-use development that completed in December 2023 and provides office and retail accommodation.

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

Its owner Lothbury Investment Management said it had been difficult to fill units after the reopening of the city's Westgate Centre in 2017.

North Bailey House is now fully let following the letting to Dishoom.

Taking its influence from 1960s and 1970s Bombay, the new cafe bar is to be called Permit Room.

This was the unofficial name for rooms where liquor could be bought and relates to the Bombay Prohibition Act of 1949.

The new cafe bar will offer all-new food menu offering bar snacks, curries and some larger plates – plus a few favourites from the original Dishoom menu.

The 5,996 square foot venue will be spread over the ground and basement floors.

Dishoom venues are based on the Irani cafes of Bombay.

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

It also has an all-day cafe bar in Cambridge and in Brighton.

Dishoom submitted a premises licence application to Oxford City Council back in February.

It said the venue will have an external seating area subject to appropriate permissions from the city council.

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The licence, which should start on July 1, would also allow supply of alcohol and recorded music between 8am and midnight and late-night refreshment between 11pm and midnight Monday to Sunday.

New Inn Hall Street is a link between the established restaurant pitch of George Street to the north and the retailing locations of Queen Street and Westgate Shopping Centre.

Nearby occupiers include Urban Outfitters, Jo Malone, Zara and H&M.

Jessica Hill, surveyor in Restaurants and Leisure at Savills, said: “We are delighted that Dishoom’s Permit Room has chosen Oxford for its next location.

"It will be joining an impressive array of vibrant bars and restaurants, with today’s deal marking a huge milestone for the city’s exciting placemaking plans as this move further enhances this sought-after public realm and retail space.”