Case Studies

Shamil Thakrar


Shamil Thakrar, Co-Founder, Dishoom

Shamil Thakrar co-founded Dishoom in 2010. Dishoom now has five restaurants in London and one in Edinburgh, and employs over 750 people. Before 2010, he had, amongst other things, been a management consultant for five years and worked in the food industry for eight years. Shamil and the Dishoom team care enormously about creating beautiful and democratic shared spaces which pay homage to the old Irani cafés of Bombay. They also care deeply about creating a company which is an awesome place to work.

Dishoom has been awarded the Best Small Group award by the Good Food Guide UK in 2017 and The Sunday Times ranked it #36 in its ‘100 Best UK Companies To Work For’ list in 2017. It has also been voted Best Restaurant in the UK by Yelp! users in 2015 and 2016, and the Cool Brands expert panel voted it the ‘Coolest UK Restaurant’ in 2016.