NEWS : Dunfermline's Indian & Cocktail Bar, Dhoom introduce a new concept for Fife

Dhoom Indian “streatery” and cocktail bar, the first of its type in Fife, is celebrating its first birthday. Situated at New Row, Dunfermline, the exciting venue was officially launched last year by Provost Jim Leishman, at a celebratory party. The restaurant held a week long soft launch during which time many hundreds of meals were given away to members of the Dunfermline public.

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Adopting the hastag #letsmachaodhoom which means “let’s hold a celebration”, Dhoom is a 100 cover restaurant serving authentic tapas style street food from all regions of India. It has its own cocktail bar – the first using Indian herbs in the UK - which serves a wide range of innovative and well priced cocktails, with a late licence in place at the weekend. Featuring herbs and spices such as turmeric, basil, ginger, coriander, and star anise, and given a dramatic presentation through dry ice, the cocktails are served up with gummie bear garnishes in another novel twist.

Owner Dhaneswhar Prasad is delighted with the success of Dhoom, with its bright and luxurious interior. The restaurant’s novel with swing seats lit up social media and became a real talking point.


Over the past year Dhoom introduced the first Indian Railway canteen taster thali, available for pick up or home delivery. Presented in a recyclable and reusable box, it contains a choice of starters, mains, dips, breads and desserts.

Dhaneswhar Prasad continued “We have worked our way round the four corners of Indo over the past year with the theme of our food, and are now into the West of India. I’m very pleased with how the business is going and I can’t believe we are a year old already.”

“We have certainly created a bit of a buzz in the town centre. This eatery and cocktail bar was a completely new concept for me, and for Fife, and represented my considerable experience in the industry where I have always striven to give customers what they are looking for – superb authentic Indian food to enjoy together.”

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“Our social media has been particulary vibrant,” continued Dhanewhar. “Loads of people have used our specially created hashtag #letsmachaodhoom which picks up on the spirit of celebration. It’s what this place is all about. Street food of all types remains a massive concept at the moment, and Indian tapas of the quality and authenticity we are presenting at Dhoom creates a very sociable eating experience, enhanced by my innovative spicy cocktails.”

Finished Dhaneswhar: “We have definitely put Dunfermline on the culinary map – Dhoom is now part of a vibrant eating out scene in the town centre.”

Dhoom is once again offering a special evening of free Indian tapas on Tuesday 15th October to celebrate its first birthday.

Dhoom, 19-21 New Row, Dunfermline, KY12 7EA.