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Five Star Indian Dining in Birmingham!

Five Star Indian Dining in Birmingham!

The Restaurant

CCombining a dash of strong Indian spice with awe-inspiring flavours and flair, Punjabi Rasoi is a celebration of great British produce and traditional Punjabi cooking techniques. Since opening this year, the reputation of the restaurant has grown rapidly regionally and nationally.

Based in Acocks Green village, Punjabi Rasoi joins a growing crop of fine dining Indiain restaurants in Birmingham that are making sure their look matches up to the high culinary standards set by the city’s big hitters.

The restaurant’s stylish, modern, yet relaxed décor has attracting a strong following and the restaurant continues to deliver on its promise to offer only the best Punjabi cuisine in the city.

What the owner has to say:

“In the past few years there has been a mini revolution taking place, primarily dictated by the greater expectation from the diner who along with tasting appetising Indian food, wants to eat in a stylish and sophisticated setting. Guided by this trend, we have put a lot of hard work, time and effort into ensuring that Punajbi Rasoi can confidently sit aside the city’s other fine dining Indian restaurants”

Pardeep Sooch, owner.

The Chef

The executive chef at the helm of Punjabi Rasoi is Shekhar Raturi. As with every fine dining restaurant, the chef is at the heart of the operation, and his five star pedigree means that the kitchen is another key ingredient the owners have got right in formulating a recipe for restaurant success. Shekhar’s past experience includes cooking for the Prime Minister of India and honing his craft at Five Star hotels in India. Chef is no stranger to the limelight; during his five years at the acclaimed Horseshow Bar & Restaurant, his signature dish came third at Birmingham Airport’s Hello Curry competition and was a finalist in last year’s British Curry Awards.

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They also took part in #FutureFoodies- a showcase event of emerging, independent local food and drink suppliers at Hotel La Tour. It was a chance for food bloggers, online reviewers and traditional journalists to sample, discuss and write about unique, high quality local fare. Billed as a very public celebration of Birmingham’s forward-thinking gastro-culture, it was a great opportunity for the restaurant to introduce themselves (and their chicken biriyani) to the wider public. It was massively well attended and they can’t wait to do it again next year. 

It was a great coup for them to be part of this year’s Grand Designs Live at the NEC and Chef Shekhar was thrilled to be asked to show off his skills in the Live Kitchen Experience. This show is the number one consumer show exhibition for self build, design, interiors and innovation and last year attracted over 50,000 visitors over three days.


It’s been a busy year for the team. After their fun launch event hosted by Capital FM’s Katy Poulson, they got down to the hard work of getting to know lots of new people. They hosted the Institute of Asian Business’Patron’s Dinner, a formal affair chaired by President Nasir Awan and the feedback from this event was tremendous. The IAB forms part of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and its members were impressed with the style and taste of the food as well as the presentation, but most of all the relaxed setting meant everyone had a really great night. And that’s what having a good restaurant is all about!

Punjabi Rasoi is @ 980 Warwick Road, Birmingham, B27 6QG

Twitter: @Punjabi_rasoi
Facebook: Punjabi Rasoi Birmingham


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