One of the country’s top Indian restaurants is opening a standalone bar in the city this autumn.

Dishoom runs high-end Indian eateries around the United Kingdom with people regularly seen queueing outside for a table.

The chain announced earlier this year it had plans to open in Brighton, and now The Argus can reveal it is launching a standalone bar Permit Room, in East Street, this November at the former Cath Kidston store.

A spokesman for Permit Room said: “The all-day bar café will showcase a brand-new cocktail and drinks list, alongside an all-new food menu offering seriously good bar snacks, moreish ‘drinking food’ and some larger plates, plus a few choice favourites from the original Dishoom menu.”

The venue is said to have taken influence from the permit rooms, beer bars and drinking holes of 1960s and 1970s Bombay.

Shamil Thakrar, co-founder of Permit Room and Dishoom says: “We’ve been going to Bombay for decades now and have had many a merry time in bars whilst on our travels.

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“We’re also dedicated fans of cocktails and the UK’s drinking scene and were genuinely inspired by the rebellious spirit and heritage of Bombay’s aunty bars, permit rooms and drinking holes.

“It feels like the right time to try something new.”

An exact launch date is yet to be confirmed.