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Pushkar

City Centre Indian £££ +100
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About Pushkar

For an incredibly sophisticated North Indian dining experience in Birmingham city centre, Pushkar provides the ultimate venue. Exquisite cocktails and fine wines alongside incredible South Asian dishes have earned the restaurant numerous accolades and awards, making it well-known throughout Birmingham for its dedication to excellence. Found just moments from Birmingham New Street Station on popular Broad Street, Pushkar takes diners on an unforgettable culinary journey in the heart of the city.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:15, 17:00 - 23:15
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:15, 17:00 - 23:15
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:15, 17:00 - 23:15
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:15, 17:00 - 23:15
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:15, 17:00 - 23:15
  • Saturday 17:00 - 23:15
  • Sunday 17:00 - 23:15
Pushkar, 245 Broad Street, B1 2HQ Birmingham

Further Information

Found at the foot of one of Birmingham’s finest examples of Brutalist architecture, the Jurys Inn hotel building, Pushkar on Broad Street astounds guests with its beautiful contemporary dining space and exceptional South Asian cuisine. Led by head chef Bishal Rasaily in the kitchen, this city centre restaurant gives traditional Indian dishes a gourmet upgrade, adding an extra level of flavour, culinary expertise and finesse. Mixing, shaking and pouring behind the bar, Pushkar’s mixologists create the perfect counterpart to the cuisine on offer, with signature martinis (how about a fresh lychee martini muddled with premium vanilla beans?), delicious lassis, fresh juices, fine wines and draught beers on offer.

When taking a look at Pushkar’s extensive a la carte menu, it will likely be difficult to come to a final decision. Thankfully, everything offered is absolutely delicious, whether it’s the tandoori king prawns, the vegetable korma or the decadent swiss chocolate cake. For starters, we recommend the masala crab cakes or the vegetarian vermicelli Williams, potatoes filled with spiced peas, rolled in vermicelli then fried until golden with a sweet yoghurt and fruity tamarind sauce. As for mains, make sure to try the tariwala murgh, a house specialty consisting of chicken breast slowly simmered in a tomato and onion broth. Vegetarians are encouraged to go for the phaldari kofta, minced seasonal vegetables cooked in a rich sauce with potatoes and spiced dumplings filled with dried fruits and sultanas. Any choice is a good choice for dessert, with unique options like garam masala brulee, homemade kulfi and chocomosa (chocolate samosa!) on offer. There’s a reason why this Birmingham city centre restaurant is a huge success – make a reservation to experience it for yourself.

CHEF'S CHOICE

500 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 500 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
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Bobby S.
3 reviews so far 6
18.06.2017 23:16

Great Indian food and cocktails. Service was also top notch. We had a mixture of food and drinks. I tasted most of them and can't fault any of it. 5 stars.

Amanda J.
1 review so far 6
17.06.2017 18:40

Always the best food, great atmosphere and great service would recommend to any one looking for a good curry our favourite restaurant and will be back soon

Harvinder S.
1 review so far 6
15.06.2017 07:56

Good service great food great atmosphere Went here for the first time and will for sure be back. A real Gem on Broad Street. Good vegetarian selection and very fresh

Andrea M.
1 review so far 6
14.06.2017 23:08

Excellent all round, wonderful tasty meal with fresh ingredients, thank you Great communication and good value for money, easily accommodated our large party for dinner

Louise P.
1 review so far 4
22.10.2015 01:42

Unfortunately this visit wasn't up to Pushkars normal standard. The food was as fab as ever but unfortunately the service let it down, it certainly didn't deserve the £30+ service charge that was added to the bill as a party of 6. Our starters arrived super quick in fact whilst the waiter was taking our main course order & retrieving the menu's, very unorganised & meant we were giving our orders whilst the starters were in front of us going cold. We then waited over an hour for our main courses to arrive. The waiter did at one point apologise & told us they would be another 5mins, 40 mins later they arrived with one of the breads we'd ordered missing. We decided as it was getting late & had to work the next day to skip desert & go straight to coffee. I brought to the waiters attention mine had cinnamon on top when it was advertised as chocolate to which I was told they sometimes change things for artistic flair??! NO ..... I did not order artistic flair, nor Cinnamon! I can't stand it & was given a marshmallow to get rid of the taste ..... not really good enough it should have been replaced or taken off the bill! Such a shame as normally I can't fault it, maybe Saturday nights are best avoided!

Thomas B.
1 review so far 5
17.04.2016 07:20

We are from the Netherlands and visited this restaurant for the first time in 2011. It was such a pleasant experience that we decided to come back. This time (April 2016) we were in Birmingham for work/pleasure and booked again for dinner at Pushkar. We are very satisfied with this second time. Delicious food, perfect friendly service and stylish cosy environment. We left a generous tip. On a slight downside this time we were placed next to the kitchen and it was a bit noisier that we would wish. Also because the restaurant was completely full - we went on Saturday night. We recommend Pushkar with no hesitation, but advise to sit further from the kitchen.

Gareth D.
1 review so far 6
10.08.2016 06:23

Excellent! I've been to some very good, probably the best being eastzeast in Manchester, plus plenty of very indifferent ones really not as good, at least to my tastes as an M & S curry! Pushkar is however the best I've been to, I can see why we had to wait until 10.00am to get a table. From the nice bright and comfortable decor through to the excellent service, the food beginning with the humble poppadom, thorough starters to my prawn based main was melt in the mouth delicious and hotter than expected but in a good way. Also an excellent wine list, myself and a friend shared an excellent Rose. Not cheap but sometimes in life one has to pay for something rather better. Definitely looking forward to my next visit!

leona j.
1 review so far 6
30.06.2016 17:17

This was our first time in Bham so googled to find a restaurant, a shot in the dark. We hit the jackpot with Pushkar. When we arrived Sadiq greeted us, took us to our table and then explained the menu with recommendations to suit our individual palate. We were not disappointed, the dishes were excellent. Each course was delicious with flavour and subtlety. It is a pity we live 50 miles away or else we would definitely be a regular customer. It was my birthday so thank you for making my day . Leona Johnson Northampton

Christopher L.
1 review so far 6
04.06.2016 04:08

The standard of the food is absolutely top quality. It's delicious and fresh. The staff are wonderful and give great quality service and very knowledgeable on the menu. We had several cocktails all of which were expertly made. Usually after the main course dessert can be a bit of a disappointment. At Pushkars the desert is every bit as good as everything else. You get what you pay for and what we got was possibly the best food I have eaten in any Birmingham restaurant. I couldn't recommend it enough!

David L.
2 reviews so far 4
20.12.2016 05:33

We love Pushkars but were disappointed with our experience today. We booked lunch for four but when we arrived the lunch menu was unavailable (too near Christmas apparently but there were no groups in) so we had to have a la carte. Unsurprisingly the restaurant was almost empty and we were politely made to feel they wanted rid of us - asking if we wanted dessert before we finished our mains as the chefs wanted to go, turning the lights down and locking the front door, asking us to leave through the rear. We had arrived on time at 1.00 so did not expect to be rushed. The food was great but too expensive and much too rushed for a relaxing lunch with friends. Not what we expect from one of our favourite places!

Catherine O.
1 review so far 6
18.04.2016 17:54

From Rai and the entire team, stunning food and hospitality at their absolute finest. Pushkar's is our favourite dining experience in the WORLD. Great atmosphere and an unparalleled attention to detail for returning customers. A cocktail is essential before the great taste journey of the highest quality. You'll never forget a night out at Pushkar's!

Rebecca W.
1 review so far 6
06.05.2016 20:57

Pushkar is an fantastic place to dine. We reserved a table at lunch time (for my husband's birthday lunch), it wasn't too busy which was nice. Food was wonderfully presented and tasted absolutely amazing, you can understand why this restaurant has won so many awards ! Waiter was unobtrusive throughout the meal and such a lovely guy. Book this restaurant, you cannot go wrong. Cannot recommend it highly enough and will definitely be making a return trip there for my birthday !

Karanjit M.
3 reviews so far 3
14.05.2017 16:33

Having previously had very fond memories of this restaurant when I had last visited a few years ago, my expectations were high. The decor is superb and we were greeted and seated immediately. The service was attentive and friendly. The waiter took our food order without writing it down, which is where the experience began to sour somwhat. The food arrived in a timely fashion, though was incorrect. The rice was not what we had ordered and the raita failed to come. We were happy to have the rice rather than wait and I politely asked the waiter of the missing raita. Despite this, it again failed to appear. By this stage we were well through our meal and decided to do without. The rest of the meal (Punjabi choley and murgh tikka masala) was good but not quite as delicious as from previous visits. The sundries were excellent. We decided to go for the fruit salad for dessert, which was beautifully presented. Unfortunately the blueberries, blackberries and raspberries contained some which were obviously past their date. I informed the waiter and he immediately removed the whole dish very politely and offered to replace. We declined and decided to get the bill. The waiter was very apologetic and this was certainly in keeping with the general attitude of the staff. I'm certainly not one to create a scene in a restaurant, however I was somewhat disappointed by my experience here on this occasion. Having said that, the restaurant was full. I sincerely hope this was a one off, as I'd always previously enjoyed my visits here. To be fair, the bill was reduced accordingly, though I did have to ask for the phantom raita to be removed. I'm sure I will return again, though sadly I won't be rushing to do so.

Robert H.
1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 06:58

Looked on Internet for fine Indian dining in city of Birmingham. Let me say that they were not wrong. This was the best Indian food I have tasted, My wife had a Dildar Salmon and I went Chicken Jalfrazi both were sublime the spice and the presentation were perfect. The service was excellent very helpful with the menu and suggestions for accompaniments. Pushkar will be our go too destination for next visit to Birmingham

Adrian C.
2 reviews so far 6
16.12.2015 05:18

Arrived ar 1015 pm on a Saturday night. Restaurant was busy and quite noisy. However, we were greeted by maitre de and shown to the bar. Our table was ready in minutes. I cannot find anything negative about Pushkar. Customer and table service were excellent. Food was simply outstanding and possibly one of the best Asian meals we have eaten. The lamb shank dish was delicious. Certainly will return and tell our friends.

Lisa B.
1 review so far 6
29.08.2016 06:54

Absolutely fabulous meal at Pushkar, service excellent, staff are friendly and informative. This is our third visit this year to the restuarant and are never disappointed. It is clearly the best restuarant and we specifically visit Birmingham to enjoy this restuarants experience. Well done Pushkar!

Emma B.
2 reviews so far 6
02.01.2017 20:03

Lovely curry at Pushkar this NYE. We ordered 4 different curries this year and shared them. I highly recommend the Qasoori Methi Murgh. Unfortunately one of the waitresses dropped a drink over my friend but the service charge was removed from the bill, we received a free cocktail and they were all extremely apologetic. Overall it was a lovely evening.

dave c.
1 review so far 6
12.06.2016 22:20

We go to Pushkar regularly and the food is the best I've ever tasted, so when you combine that with quality of decor and friendly service , it really makes any night at Pushkar a special evening!! Dave Cox

Leticia P.
1 review so far 3
05.05.2016 17:46

Food was really nice and service was polite. However, towards the end of the meal, my friends and I felt slightly rushed to order the bill by the manager/supervisor as we were constantly being asked if we wanted anything else or if everything was OK and feeling we were getting awkward looks. Disappointed as I have been to Pushkar before and being my birthday celebrations, the expectations were higher than the service received. Also, we saw the lady behind the bar sneezing on the mint leaves as she was picking them and placing them in the glass on the cocktail bar as if nothing had happened - put us off ordering any mojitos!

Rachel F.
1 review so far 6
07.01.2016 08:20

A Fabulous dining experience. We loved Puskha. Our evening started with cocktails - there is an extensive drinks menu with plenty of unique drinks as well as the classics. Our party of 6 had the kebab platter, the vegetarian platter, vermicelli Williams and tikka murgha to start - all beautifully presented and delicious. For main course we shared the duck, chicken jalfrezi, goa fish curry, dal Tarka, aubergine side dish, lamb curry and various breads and rice sides. Again, very well balanced, nicely spiced but not overly done with more delicious flavours. We enjoyed lassis and Indian desserts too. Highly recommended and we will be back ASAP!

Steven S.
1 review so far 6
25.10.2016 04:39

We have been to the Pushkar on several occasions and each time we've had a fantastic time. Took our friends with us this time and it didn't disappoint. Food was amazing, excellent service from friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere to dine in. Would definitely recommend, I can't wait to go back again.

Laura O.
1 review so far 6
15.03.2016 01:21

We had a reservation for Saturday night but couldn't keep it so Pushkar kindly found us a table on the Friday night. The food lived up to expectations. The chicken in the dishes was of good quality and worth the price. The service was friendly and efficient and I would go back again.

Ann F.
2 reviews so far 6
05.05.2017 17:59

I had friends' visiting me from London, and I wanted to impress them with a great dining experience; I immediately thought of Pushkar, having been there many times in the past. We were not disappointed. The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. My friends were delighted with my choice of restaurant.

Ronan D.
2 reviews so far 6
12.02.2016 20:17

Excellent Service. My Parents were visiting, and we weren't entirely sure of what each meal (of which there was a vast selection) was. These were explained to us upon request in a relaxed and informative manner. Staff were always at hand without being over bearing. The prices are very reasonable, and we were all so satisfied with our food it almost turned into a competition as to who had the best! I still maintain it was mine with the tempura prawns. They were colossal! Not my first time here, and certainly not the last. Couldn't improve on anything.

Katy B.
1 review so far 6
26.01.2016 19:14

I went to Pushkar with my friend and we were so well looked after. The food was amazing and we were pleasantly surprised when the bill came as it is such good value! There is an excellent atmosphere...great for couples, friends or colleagues! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

Ravina P.
1 review so far 6
02.02.2017 18:36

Amazing food and amazing service. Came in with my boyfriend to celebrate our anniversary and it felt so special. Thank you to everyone that went to the extra mile to make it special for us. Its the smaller things that make a big impact. We've been to many restaurants and i can definitely say this is one of the best places I've been too. Everyone needs to goo! Im in the hospitality industry myself, so i know how tough it can be but Azad (our waiter) was amazing. We had fun and we'll definitely be back xx

Gerald I.
1 review so far 6
18.04.2017 21:39

Everything was fine. We were running 20 minutes late and I called and they said "no problem". Food was great. We had a 4 and 7 year old with us and they accommodated them with non-spicy chicken and rice. The adults enjoyed a full 3 course meal. There was pleanty of options and they even "down graded" the spicyness of my meal to suit. Staff were really helpful. I would say Probably the best Asian restaurant in Birmingham. I would throughly recommend it. Not cheap but you get what you pay for!

Sian C.
2 reviews so far 6
23.12.2015 19:10

I've had many many Indians and this was by far the best. The food was fantastic, I just wish I'd had room for more. Not only was the food exceptional, the service was too and our waiter was attentive without being imposing and our food was served quickly. The cocktails were very nice too. It was my friend's birthday and she was given a free dessert with happy birthday written in sauce on the plate which was a lovely touch. Will definitely be back to sample more of the menu.

Claire S.
1 review so far 3
21.06.2017 17:54

I had visited Pushkar with work colleagues before and had a fantastic experience so decided to book a table for my wedding anniversary, however was very disappointed on this visit. The food was excellent, hence the score of 3, but the service was poor. We were close to invisible compared to any larger group, the waiter barely made eye contact and reached across me as I was still eating to start clearing away the side plates. A real shame, took the shine off our celebration of 24 years married.

Gordon B.
1 review so far 5
16.03.2017 05:59

Fantastic Indian restaurant in the heart of Birmingham. Could not fault any of the dishes we ordered. All of it was made fresh and was worth the short wait. Staff were very attentive and knowledgeable. Would recommend Pushkar to anyone visiting the city and would definitely revisit on our return to Birmingham.

Niamh O.
1 review so far 5
01.12.2016 04:06

Visited Pushkar recently and as usual we wern't disappointed.. Superb service from the minute we stepped in the door.. Restaurant was warm and welcoming... Menu offers lots of choices.. Prawn dishes were fantastic .. All curries were full of flavour - generous portions -served efficiently .. Can't wait to go back ..

Steve C.
1 review so far 6
21.03.2017 03:48

My third visit to Pushkar and they're still meeting a very high standard. Food and service are exemplary - I had a memorable Hyderabadi keema - and the lunch menu is extraordinarily good value for the quality. Looking forward to another visit soon.

Melanie B.
1 review so far 5
13.03.2017 21:31

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Pushkar and it's clearly a popular restaurant. The service was good and attentive, food was of a good standard, we would eat there again and am happy to recommend it. It was certainly a treat and a great place to go for a special occasion.

Stephanie S.
1 review so far 2
02.06.2016 02:50

I booked this restaurant for my 30th birthday. As I had a large party of 12, we had to start the meal early (17:30) in order for them to accommodate us, as well as paying a deposit. At no time were we told either at the time of booking or during two subsequent telephone calls before the event that we needed to be out by a certain time. Throughout the meal the service was rushed (poppadoms taken away before we'd even finished eating them) and worst of all, at 19.30 the waiter approached my mother (not even me, whose birthday it was and who had made the booking) and said we would need to vacate the table as the next party had arrived. We hadn't even finished our desserts (and we didn't order starters, so goodness know what would have happened if we had). As a result I didn't get time to thank my guests for coming and to announce some important news as we were basically being shooed out of the door before we'd even put our fork down. It ruined my celebration. The one saving grace was the food, which was very good, otherwise I would never go ever again. However, if the restaurant was on that tight a schedule, this should have been made clear to me at the time of booking or in the phone calls that followed. I will not be going there again for a long time, and certainly never again with a party of more than 4.

Paul H.
1 review so far 4
31.01.2016 19:31

Overall a good restaurant although our expectations for the food were not met. We have had many Indian meals which were as good or better. Service was efficient especially as it was a Saturday night. I don't like restaurants that add on a service charge automatically - 12.5% in the case of Pushkar; preferring to tip depending on a number of factors.

Kamil S.
1 review so far 4
31.01.2016 09:24

Food and service throughout the evening deserved 6 stars tonight . But at the end , just after paying our bill my friend's 4 year old son became very sick and they were waiting for emergency pick up to go home ASAP. But ...The waiter approached us and kindly requested we left the restaurant as another customer was waiting ! Whilst watching a sick child on my friend's lap awaiting a taxi. That was shocking to us after paying a £350 bill that we could not wait 10 min longer for a taxi . We wanted to talk to a manager but were too upset about the situation and quite frankly appalled. Kamil Skierski - Shrewsbury Because of that 2 stars down !

Chris O.
1 review so far 6
22.12.2015 19:13

Superb evening had by our group, service and attention to detail was fantastic. food was amazing, one of our group said it was the best curry they had ever eaten. We would recommend Pushkar to anyone and will definitely go again

Jessica C.
1 review so far 6
17.04.2017 08:09

Absolutely Amazing! Staff are very friendly and professional.... whenever I travel to Birmingham I always choose to eat here as it's always been my favourite place. Food and drinks taste lovely every time aswel as looking delicious. They even went out of there way to surprise me and made a personal effort and prepared me a special dessert with candles as it was my birthday! I really can't fault this place at all. It's perfect.

Jag S.
1 review so far 3
25.08.2016 09:12

The food was lovely. Tasty with great presentation. The atmosphere let it down massively however. We went for our anniversary a few days ago. (The restaurant were aware of this when I made the booking). They seated us between two large group tables, which were rowdy and loud. I asked to move tables, only to be told we could not move, even though there were several tables free in quieter areas. I insisted that we be moved, to then be placed near the bar area...which again was ridiculously loud. I was quite disappointed, considering the restaurant tries to portray an upmarket feel (clearly evident in thier pricing), yet there appears to be no consideration for the ambience or atmosphere. We were trying to have a nice meal, where youve got leary, drunk people stood right near you shouting and swearing. And the staff do nothing about this. Hardly upmarket.

Jacinda H.
1 review so far 6
12.06.2016 17:15

We were visiting Birmingham for just one night and chose Pushkar for our evening out in the city. We were not disappointed. The food and service were both top class. We loved it and will definitely return.

Breid K.
1 review so far 6
08.09.2016 18:00

fantastic food service staff just cannot say enough , we go to Birmingham twice a year for 3 days and eat in Pushkar at least 2 nights , looking forward to our next visit ,such pleasent people

Lisa R.
1 review so far 6
25.08.2016 18:54

As always Pushkar Restaurant visit was amazing. The food is always phenomenally good and the service is excellent. The staff are always friendly and always happy to help without being to obvious. Will be definitely going again.

Mark E.
3 reviews so far 6
27.05.2016 21:11

Great food, excellently presented and conscientious staff. The setting is well decorated. Pushkar is Generally a very high level Indian restaurant. I would strongly recommend anyone I know to give it a try, they wouldn't be disappointed.

Kemal S.
1 review so far 6
27.06.2016 06:48

We booked for 12 people at 6.00pm on a Sunday. The restaurant decor was lovely and the service very good. Food was a little hit and miss I'm afraid. Some of us found it excellent and others not so good. Well, I guess you can't please everyone. I am very particular and rated it excellent, something I rarely do. Overall, a little more expensive than the usual but I think well deserved.

Clement B.
2 reviews so far 6
05.09.2016 19:11

As always excellent food, service and ambience . Simply the best in Birmingham. With unusual dishes you will not see any where else , Pushkar remains a cut above the rest and is highly reccomended

David B.
1 review so far 6
01.05.2016 02:24

Great restaurant and excellent food, my Pushkar Panorama and Murgh Tikka Masala were the best ever. Sadiq was very friendly and attentive to detail. Cant wait for our next visit, total quality in every way,

Jane B.
1 review so far 5
31.12.2016 06:02

The food and service was very good. We had dinner on Christas Eve (25th). We came over from the Netherlands for a brief stay for Christmas. We made a reservation for 7 :00 pm. We didn't know that the restaurant was open untill 9:00. So we had to hurry up. That was a pity, because we had the feeling that we had to rush and you don't want to have that feeling when your dining. Especially when your out for a brief vacation.

Paula C.
1 review so far 5
19.02.2016 00:45

The service here is amazing and the highlight of the whole restaurant. The manager, Rocky, is especially attentive and friendly. It speaks for itself that every single night without fail this restaurant is busy. The food was exquisite and impeccably presented. My wife and I especially enjoyed the meat platter starter and my chocolate brownie dessert was, without question, the best brownie I've ever had. My wife has found a new favourite dessert in gulab jamun. We will definitely be returning for more!

Derek L.
1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 20:18

Excellent establishment , fantastic food, , exceptional service where our waiter for the night sadiq can remember all the drinks and food we ordered without a notebook or tablet .Sadiq also explained what was in the dishes and what to expect in terms of spice .It is expensive compared to other establishments in this range of food but it was worth it and we wouldn't hestitate to go back

Kevin C.
1 review so far 4
18.03.2017 09:23

I was totally underwhelmed by the experience, I ordered a chicken tikka masala but it was more sauce than chicken, the pilau rice was bland and a muddy brown colour, not the light fluffy rice I was expecting, there was a very limited choice of main courses, my wife had a chicken korma with steamed rice which she really enjoyed (and she is a fussy eater). The restaurant itself is really nicely laid out, very clean and smart and the toilets were clean and presentable, and the service was very good. Just a shame that the meal was to my mind disappointing.