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We want to tell you about some exciting news!

If you’ve been a loyal Dabbawal fan for a while now, you’ll have fond memories of our cool team-up with GemArts’ award-winning Masala Festival.

We’re excited to announce that we’re back again teaming up with GemArts, celebrating the best of Asian culture, identity and creativity, 18th to 24th July 2022.

We’ll be taking you on a flavour journey, capturing the sights, the tastes and the feels of the amazing Masala Festival. Diners can look forward to seven days of culinary celebrations across both Dabbawal High Bridge and Dabbawal Jesmond branches.


GemArts’ award-winning Masala Festival is a weeklong festival celebrating a mix and blend of the finest South Asian Arts and Culture, packed full of performances, exhibitions, events, workshops, pop ups and demonstrations, presented in venues, places and spaces across the North East.  GemArts Masala Festival is from 18th to 24th July 2022, visit or download the full brochure below:

GemArts Masala Festival 2022 Brochure