Varanasi launch party

Indian ‘guard of honour’ welcomes guests to Varanasi on Broad Street

Fine dining guests enjoyed a launch party at the new Varanasi Indian restaurant on Broad Street. The venue is set over three floors with the temple-like entrance guarded by a row of Buddhas standing to attention. General manager Pawan Chhabra said: “The team has spent two years working tirelessly to create an iconic restaurant for the Midlands. With gold leaf hand-painted artwork throughout we have strived to create an experience like no other.” Varanasi can accommodate up to 500 covers.

Captions:

1 Anita Chumber, Ifraz Ahmed

2 Loretta Bradley, Jason McKenzie

3 Brad Pattni, Farshad Saffarian

4 Simran Bansal, Aaron Kundi

5 Bharat Champaneri, Alev Dervish

6 Nancy Nathwani, Alok Mathur

7 Navneet Mangat, Anita Champaneri

8 Ellis Edmunds, Taylor-Fox Roberts