Flooring: The Army Restaurant (1932)
The Esplanade Hotel, Esplanade Road, Fort, (presently Esplanade Mansion, Mahatma Gandhi Road).
The Army Restaurant is a popular Irani restaurants run by members of Bombay’s Persian Muslim or Mogul community. By the 1850s Mogul migrants in Bombay were well organized into a community- with their own representatives, institutions and infrastructure of a consul, mosque, shrines and residential strongholds.
Ms Bombaywalla thanks the all male staff of the restaurant for their eagerness to be in every frame and the running commentary of yes, smile, cheeze, please.