The Dhabba and Dakhin reopen in the Merchant City

The Dhabba restaurant has reopened its doors to the public after managing to feed almost 1000 NHS Workers during lockdown. The North Indian restaurant in the Merchant City at Candleriggs provided specially cooked meals for workers at the Royal Infirmary during twelve weeks of lockdown. 

Now it has reopened with sanitisers, socially distanced tables, masked staff from kitchen to floor and money off it’s veggie, vegan, chicken, fish and lamb dishes using the Eat Out To Help Out scheme.


It’s sister restaurant Dakhin, which offers a South Indian fully gluten free menu in has also reopened nearby with the same hygiene measures in place and speciality menus.

Owner Navdeep Basi said he was thrilled to be back in business and humbled by customers who have shown their loyalty to both his restaurants.

Navdeep said: “It has been a difficult time for restauranteurs trying to navigate through Covid 19 and proprietors have had a difficult balancing act trying to meet everyone’s needs. We are so happy to welcome customers old and new to The Dhabba and Dakhin and have taken lots of measures to ensure that people have peace of mind when they are eating.

“We’re humbled by our customers who have shown loyalty to our business and we are delighted to be part of the governments Eat Out To Help Out scheme which means you can save up to £10 on some of your favourite dishes like The Dhabba’s Anwaini Macchli monkfish with Carom and Onion which would normally be £19.95 but is now £9.95 and our Adraki Pasliyan charcoal roasted lamb chops which were £18.95 but are now £8.95 when the maximum discount is applied using the scheme which runs Monday to Wednesday in August”.

Navdeep and his staff have also made dishes available on Deliveroo and UberEats for takeaway customers.