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Pushkar wins The Best of Birmingham in the 2017 English Curry Awards

We added ‘The Best of Birmingham’ award to our list of accolades at the 7th annual English Curry Awards on 21st August 2017.

Many personalities from the hospitality industry gathered at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly hotel to celebrate, reward and highlight the unsung heroes behind the UK’s favourite dish. Attendees enjoyed a glittering ceremony with great food and entertainment while finding out which were the best curry houses of 2017.

With approximately 25 million curries being consumed each week, the English Curry Awards has become a key fixture on the UK social calendar, lauded as a national institution in its own right. The nomination process invited members of the public to nominate their favourite curry restaurants for a deserving accolade.

“We’re absolutely over the moon to have won another English Curry Award. Birmingham’s culinary scene is one of the richest in the world when it comes to curry establishments, and so to be awarded ‘The Best of Birmingham’, out of so many great curry greats, is such an honour. We are always proud to represent Birmingham and the Midlands. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported us through the years and we could not have done this without the amazing team behind Pushkar.” Rai Singh, Pushkar’s Creative Director.

English Tenor and Actor Alfie Boe at Pushkar

English tenor and actor Alfie Boe recently enjoyed some of our finest Punjabi and North Indian cuisine!

Alfie, who has sold over one million albums in the UK, is best known for his internationally critically acclaimed performances as Jean Valjean in the musical Les Misérables.

We were all extremely excited to meet and have the opportunity to feed such a talented star!

Make a reservation online now to try our award-winning cuisine with the Boe approval – http://pushkardining.com/reservations/

Television personality Jasper Carrott dines at Pushkar!

Comedian, actor, singer, television presenter and personality Jasper Carrott recently dined at Pushkar.

Jasper is renowned for his Top 5 chart hit ‘Funky Moped’ and his comedy shows ‘An Audience with Jasper Carrott’, The Unrecorded Jasper Carrott’ and ‘Beat the Carrott’. It was an absolute pleasure to feed such a great star!

Make a reservation online now to try our award-winning cuisine with star approval – http://pushkardining.com/reservations/

Hollywood star John Malkovich at Pushkar!

It was a pleasure to have Hollywood actor, director and producer John Malkovich, come and say hello to us at Pushkar last month.

John, who has appeared in more than 70 films, is famous for his leading roles in ‘Places in the Heart’, ‘In the Line of Fire’ and box office action hit ‘Con Air’. John sat and enjoyed some of our finest Punjabi and North Indian cuisine last month and it’s fair to say that we were all a little star struck!

Make a reservation online now to try our award-winning cuisine with the Malkovich approval – http://pushkardining.com/reservations/

Pushkar scoops Best Fine Dining award at the 2017 Wonders of Westside Awards (WOWS)

Pushkar has got 2017 off to a winning start after scooping the Best Fine Dining award in the 2017 Wonders of Westside Awards (WOWS)!

The Wonders of Westside Awards (formerly the Best of Broad Street Awards) honours the best bars, nightclubs, hotels and restaurants on Birmingham’s ‘Golden Mile’. The awards ceremony, now in its twelfth year, was held at Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Sunday 29th January where entertainers, businessmen and women, entrepreneurs and hospitality staff all rubbed shoulders. As always, there was a great energy and buzz surrounding the event.

There were over 20 award categories in total including Best Door Supervisor, Best Police Officer, Best Manager, Best Chef, Best Restaurant, Best Themed Venue, Best Casual Dining, and Best Overall Venue. Pushkar, which has won numerous awards at the WOWS in previous years including ‘Best Fine Dining’ and ‘Best Restaurant’, won the ‘Best Fine Dining’ award again at this year’s ceremony.

“I’d like to thank Team Pushkar for all of their hard work and for continuously pushing the boundaries. It means a lot that this award is supported by the community of the Westside BID and that we have the support to achieve national success as well as well as local. And, of course, a huge thanks to our diners for their ongoing support and loyalty.” Rai Singh, Pushkar’s Creative Director.

Pushkar Turns 7!

Pushkar is seven years old on Saturday 12th November!

Time flies when you’re having fun, as they say, and that’s certainly been the case with Pushkar over the last seven years. We’ve created some wonderful memories and had many achievements and successes that we are immensely proud of.

From starting up in 2009 and taking the traditional notion of the curry house to new heights in Birmingham with our stylish and luxurious restaurant and fine Indian cuisine, seeing friends and families enjoying each other’s company in our restaurant, businesses flourish through our networking events, watching marriage proposals become wedding anniversaries to winning our first awards and going onto to win our first British Curry award last year, setting up our second restaurant, PRAZA Edgbaston, and launching Pushkar Events this year, it truly has been a wonderful journey.

We’d love for you to join us on Saturday to raise a toast for our 7th Birthday and celebrate our amazing journey so far with us. You may even be the lucky receiver of a special VIP prize…

If you do come along to celebrate, please share your pictures on social media with the hashtag #PushkarAt7 and tag us so we can see and share all of your Pushkar memories in the making!

We can’t wait to celebrate with you on Saturday and we look forward to many more years of Pushkar glam.

Indian Street Food Festival

Indian Street Food comes to Pushkar Birmingham!

From 27th June until 18th July, you can transport your taste buds to an authentic taste of India at our very own (in-house) Indian Street Food Festival this summer, with authentic dishes inspired by the popular flavours enjoyed on the streets of India.

“Indian food is so incredibly rich and diverse in all its forms and flavours and we’re always looking to showcase this at Pushkar. Our diners really enjoyed our previous South Indian menu at Pushkar and we thought it would be wonderful for people to explore the amazing dishes that Indian street food has to offer, too.” Pushkar’s Creative Director, Rai Singh

You can enjoy our Indian Street Food for a limited time only, so get your visits/reservations in ASAP!

View our mouthwatering Indian Street Food Menu here

Pushkar Events Launch

We are excited to announce that we have officially launched our new venture, Pushkar Events, in association with Monsoon Venue Group at The Hyatt Regency Birmingham, on Thursday 16th June.

It was a love for hospitality that was the creative spark for Pushkar Events. Incorporating Pushkar Birmingham and Praza Edgbaston, we have teamed up with Monsoon Venue Group to create a fresh approach to your corporate function, wedding or private party at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham. In partnership it will bring together Pushkar’s luxurious, fine dining experience with style, finesse and attention to detail to your event.

Our award winning team of chefs have created three exclusive menus for Pushkar Events. If you would like to view our menus or require more details about this service, please contact pav@monsoonvenuegroup.co.uk / 07870 568 781.

Let your imagination run wild!

Pushkar wins Best Curry Restaurant

Pushkar Cocktail Bar and Dining recently added a Best Curry Restaurant award to our list of accolades at the inaugural Birmingham Food, Drink & Hospitality Awards on Monday 6th June 2016.

Many personalities from the hospitality industry gathered at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium to celebrate, reward and highlight the great work done within the city at places where people eat, drink and sleep. The awards were hosted by celebrity TV personality and proud Brummie, Alison Hammond. Entertainment on the night included dance performances by ‘Desi Nach’.

The Awards are the first of their kind, celebrating everything from the best restaurants, best hotels to the best food and drink bloggers. The BFDH’s charity partner, Love Brum raised £2000 for Birmingham and District Deaf Children’s Society which was voted by the guests out of three proposed charities.

Pushkar’s sister restaurant, Praza Edgbaston, was also shortlisted by public vote for the Best Curry Restaurant award.

‘Birmingham’s culinary scene is one of the richest in the world when it comes to curry establishments, and so to be awarded Best Curry Restaurant, out of so many great curry greats in Birmingham, is such an honour. As always, it’s not only a Pushkar team effort when we win these awards, but also the support of our loyal customers who continue to visit, praise and vote for us so we’d like to say a huge thank you them, as well as the judges for ultimately selecting Pushkar as the winner.’ Pushkar’s Creative Director, Rai Singh.

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend arrives at Pushkar

We are delighted to announce that Pushkar Cocktail Bar & Dining will be one of the venues taking part in the popular annual Birmingham Cocktail Weekend on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July!

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is a weekend of sampling the best of Birmingham’s cocktail scene which allows wristband holders (priced at £6) to purchase signature cocktails at great venues across the city, like Pushkar, throughout the weekend for just £4.

Pushkar’s signature cocktail entry is a Grey Goose Vodka based Spicy Mango Cocktail, made up of freshly squeezed mango fruit juice, passionfruit puree, fresh green and red chillies and a generous measurement of Grey Goose Vodka. And if you’d like an extra spicy kick from this concoction you can opt for a garnish of chillies rubbed around the rim of the glass.

We look forward to celebrating Birmingham’s fantastic cocktail scene with you all!

Wristbands for the event can be purchased here

For more information, please visit Birmingham Cocktail Weekend’s website

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