An award winning Indian restaurant in Cannock is hosting a grand reopening charity night to celebrate its new impressive look and to raise funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
The Dilshad restaurant, based at Cannock Road, Chadsmoor, is hosting the event on Monday June 17.
The restaurant reopened at the end of last year following a £50,000 refurbishment but didn’t have an official reopening so owner Tony Uddin has decided to stage an event and raise money at the same time for charity.
Cannock actor Ben Wilby, who starred in the Nativity films, will be the special guest on the night.
The 11-year-old is a patron at Birmingham Children’s Hospital where he received lifesaving surgery to relieve a build-up of pressure on his brain as a toddler.
The event will be compered by local comedian and musician David St John and starts at 7.30pm.
A raffle will be held on the night with all money raised going to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Mr Uddin said: “We wanted to celebrate the reopening of the new look restaurant and raise money for charity at the same time. Birmingham Children’s Hospital is such a worthy cause and we will be honoured to have Ben and his family attend on the night.
“We had been planning to extend the restaurant for quite some time due to customer demand but we waited for the right time to do it.
“We have now gone from a 48 seater restaurant to 100 seats. We wanted to ensure that when we did make the changes we didn’t lose the Dilshad’s unique ambience and from what customers have been telling us we certainly haven’t. Feedback has been absolutely brilliant and we are delighted.”
Mr Uddin purchased the vacant Bargain Booze shop next door and knocked through to double the size of the restaurant. A special area has been created for party bookings.
The Dilshad has kept its bar but is also now offering customers the opportunity to bring in their own alcohol if they choose.
The Dilshad is the most established Indian restaurant in the Cannock area having been open for more than 30 years.
Since its opening in 1979 the Dilshad has won a clutch of trophies for its excellent food and service.
Last year the restaurant won the West Midlands final of the prestigious Tiffin Cup which seeks to find the best in South Asian cuisine and finished fifth in the UK grand final held at the House Of Commons.
The Dilshad is also home to the UK’s hottest curry – The Dilshad Inferno.
To book a table at the Dilshad restaurant ring 01543 570264.