The award-winning Pushkar is the dining-slash-cocktail spot we don’t deserve.
Standing proud on Broad St., it’s hard to miss, exuding elegance at first glance with its bold gold sign and gleaming glass frontage. Step inside and the sophistication steps up a notch; a large open plan dining area is decorated in modern minimalist tones with the odd pastel painting pinned to the wall. The furniture is contemporary in design with neat square chairs scattered throughout the room, and leather-back benches lining the edges. Working in harmony, the space emits a classy atmosphere and luxury, whilst remaining comfortable and laid-back.
The menu comes from the brains of award-winning chef Chandra Singh. Driven by a passion for good quality, natural produce, he’s created an eclectic menu bursting with contemporary, traditional and original eats. The dishes are subtle, clean and refined, generously infusing classic Punjabi and North Indian flavours. Think prawn hara masala, dal tadka, and Punjabi nalla ghost, each made with an exquisite blend of fresh herbs and fragrant spices.
If the sound of the food hasn’t swayed you enough, the cocktails at Pushkar are guaranteed to get you over there quicker than you can say the name of your favourite libation. Their catalogue of classic cocktails, unique house mixes and creative mocktails is as long as your arm, featuring favourites such as revitalising mojitos, crisp martinis and sweet daiquiris. It’s easy to stick to what you know, but we highly recommend straying from your usual in favour of a Signature Cocktail. The Wolfberry Sling stands out from the crowd, crafted with goji berries muddled with Stolichnaya Premium Vodka, blueberries, pomegranate juice, and Hibiscus flower syrup. And if you fancy a liquid dessert, then the Tiramisu X.O is for you: a chilled shot of Patron XO café tequila with Mozart white and dark chocolate liqueurs, mascarpone cheese, charged with espresso & dusted with chocolate.
Between Pushkar’s splendid interior and its passionate menu, you’ll find a little slice of bliss. We are not worthy!