A record number of business professionals attended the Phoenix Networking Lunch at fine dining Indian restaurant Pushkar Cocktail Bar & Dining. More than 140 professionals were present – the largest crowd to attend the Phoenix lunch to date.

The lunch was hosted by Birmingham commercial law firm Else Solicitors, which has offices in Ludgate Hill in the Jewellery Quarter.

Guests were greeted with champagne bellinis and craft beers upon arrival, as well as fine Indian canapés to enjoy while networking with fellow Birmingham business professionals.

An Indian banquet featuring a range of fine wines and a wide selection of dishes created by award-winning head chef Bishal Rasaily was also enjoyed by guests at the event.

Pushkar creative director Rai Singh said: “I’d like to thank Else Solicitors for choosing to host the Phoenix Networking Lunch at Pushkar. The Phoenix Lunches are always a great opportunity for professionals to mingle and there’s always a great turnout but this was a particularly successful one. We hope all of the guests enjoyed themselves as much as we did and we look forward to the next one.”