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  • Writer's pictureAbigail Mathias

A riot of colours

Enter The Permit Room in Mankhool Dubai for a taste to the eyes and to your palette.

When we attended the launch of The Permit Room in the heart of Dubai, we were in for a treat.

The colourful chique new Indian resto lounge has opened at Majestic City Retreat Hotel in

Mankhool Dubai and represents some of India’s quirky, multifarious cultures. The cuisine offered is a varied sumptuous mouth-watering experience from the coastal cuisine traditions across the Southern belt of India while bringing back Bar Baar’s signature Indian delights to town.Its the first coastal Indian Fusion Resto Lounge that;s open 24 hours a day!

The Permit Room is dotted with many TV screens that offer a pub like atmosphere, and give you a chance to catch a live game while you're there. There are a host of creative mixed drinks on offer. Have you ever tried a refreshing lemonade with curry leaves? The venue offers a premium dining experience with exceptional service, unique culinary creations, and an in-house resident DJ belting out some Indo fusion music. There is also a small band that play live music.

Apart from dine in, the venue also conveniently caters to delivery service. It spans over 4,000 square feet, seats up to 175 guests and offers both indoor and outdoor dining experiences as well as an expansive outdoor terrace. It’s pet friendly too!

Hiren Sarvaiya, Managing Director said, “The long-term goal is to establish a strong reputation for high-quality food and beverages, exceptional service and a unique and memorable dining experience that sets The Permit Room apart from the competition and builds a loyal customer base.”

Mouth watering starters

The coastal region of India, which includes states like Goa, Kerala, Andhra, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu, has a rich culinary heritage. The cuisine of the coastal region is influenced by the local geography, climate, and culture, and is known for its unique flavors, spices, and ingredients. Seafood and non-veg food is a major component of the The Permit Room cuisine, as it is easily available and fresh. Fish, prawns, crab and other varieties of seafood are cooked using different techniques and spices to create a wide range of dishes. Some of the popular seafood dishes include fish curry, prawn fry, crab masala and lobster biryani.

Coconut is another staple ingredient of the cuisine, used in various forms, including

grated coconut, coconut milk, and coconut oil.

Tamarind and kokum are also commonly used to add sourness to the dishes, while chillies, both fresh and dried, are used to add heat and spiciness. There are also many vegetarian dishes made using local vegetables, lentils, and legumes. Some of the popular vegetarian dishes include avial, sambar, rasam, and thoran. My favourite was the mushroom chilly.

If you are looking for a venue that allows you to chill and enjoy yourself, you need to look no further.

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