Shamil Thakrar, Dishoom
Shamil Thakrar

Shamil Thakrar co-founded Dishoom in 2010. Dishoom now has five sites in London, one in Edinburgh and one in Manchester and employs over 900 people. Before 2010, he had, amongst other things, been a management consultant for 5 years and worked in the food industry for 8 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. The Sunday Times ranked Dishoom #19 in its ‘100 Best UK Companies To Work For’ list in 2019. Dishoom was also voted Most Admired Brand by leading operators in the 2018 Peach Heroes and Icons awards, given the Best Concept award in the 2018 Retailers’ Retailer Awards and the Best Small Group award from the Good Food Guide UK in 2017.