Familyrun, Indian street-food restaurant PAPA-DUM, iscelebrating the Hindu New Year with the launch of a limited-edition Diwali menu and free goody bag for the first 100 customers to book a table at their Street Kitchen at St Christopher’s place, Marylebone.  

Diwali, the festival of light, follows the Hindu lunar calendar and is celebrated on a moonless night in October or November. This year it will be celebrated on 24th October, with five days of Diwali festivities bringing families together from 22nd to 26th October 2022 to enjoy Indian feasts and exchange gifts.

PAPA-DUM’s team of Indian chefshave carefully curated the Diwali menu inspired by Indian traditions, sourcing all the spices and tastes directly from India for an authentic experience that brings the streets of India to the streets of London.

The set menu includes a selection of Nashta homemade savoury snacks which families traditionally come together to make in the run-up to the festival and are an offering given when visiting family through Diwali. 

The three course set menu comprises an exclusiveDiwali inspired Chaat, street food starters, followed by a special meat or veg thali and finished with special Diwali sweet desserts, as well as PAPA-DUM’s signature House Masala Chai (Indian tea). The PAPA-DUM Thaliis a true celebration of Indian cuisine, representing the feast that traditionally brings families together during the festival; it includes three curries, a dhal, savoury snacks, sweet rice, pickles and papadums.

Hiren Bagdai, owner of PAPA-DUM adds To me personally, as a practising Hindu, Diwali is the most important festival of the calendar year. It’s a festival that is warm, fun and about celebrating with family and food. Diwali stands for a great moto: light over darkness. To me, it is about creating memories, being grateful and looking forward to new beginnings in the year ahead. I truly believe that food brings families together, and when served in a welcoming environment, Indian food can really help create happiness and forge relationships.

Gifts are traditionally exchanged to mark the celebration of the new year, which is why PAPA-DUM will be offering a free goody bag as part of the festivities to the first 100 customers to book a table quoting promo code Diwali2022.

PAPA-DUM’s NEW Diwali menu is available from 13thOctober to 29th October for £35 per head in the St Christophers Place restaurant. The first 100 customers to book a table of 2 or more quoting promo code Diwali2022 will also receive a Diwali gift bag. To book a table, or order delivery visit

Papa-Dum restaurants can be found at:

Papa-dum, 20 James Street, St Christopher’s Place, Marylebone, W1U 1EH.

Tel: 0207 408 2020

Papa-dum, 12 New Fetter Lane, 6 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1BG.

Tel: 0207 583 5050