2020 Travellers' Choice award given to Ashiana Indian Restaurant at North Muskham near Newark
The Ashiana Indian Restaurant at North Muskham near Newark has been awarded a 2020 Travellers’ Choice accolade by TripAdvisor

The Ashiana Indian Restaurant near Newark has been named a 2020 Traveller’s Choice award-winner by TripAdvisor, the global review platform. 

Notified of the accolade this week, this badge of honour places the Ashiana in the top 10 per cent of restaurants in the world and means they have been consistently receiving great diner feedback for over 12 months.

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Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Office at TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor said to owner Saiqul Miah: “Each year we comb through genuine reviews, ratings and saves from travellers everywhere and we use that information to award the very best. You’re part of an exclusive group.” 

This award puts the Ashiana in the same category as exceptional local dining venues such as the two Michelin star Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham.

2020 Travellers Choice award given to Ashiana Indian Restaurant at North Muskham near Newark
Sai Miah, Owner of the Ashiana Indian Restaurant at North Muskham near Newark

On receiving the award, entrepreneur and local business owner of the award-winning Ashiana Indian Restaurant, Sai said: “We were devastated when we had to close both the restaurant at North Muskham because of the coronavirus lockdown, but in many ways, there was a silver lining to it. 

“We wisely used the time during the lockdown to refurbish the dining room and create a brand new alfresco garden area for our customers to enjoy. Additionally, we are also participating in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme and we’ve been fully booked in the first week!”

Robert Jenrick, MP for Newark said on hearing the news: “I’m always delighted to hear good news about local businesses. I am sure this additional accolade will help the business to continue to go from strength to strength. The new outdoor eating area looks wonderful and I’m sure it will be put to good use over the coming months.”

Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at TripAdvisor said: “Winners of the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition. Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners’ achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for diners as the world begins to venture out again.”

Sai finished: “I’m so proud of what we have all achieved at the Ashiana and this 2020 Travellers’ Choice award from TripAdvisor really is wonderful because it’s based on genuine, unsolicited feedback from our customers. At the Ashiana our ultimate goal is to make our customers happy and we look forward to doing that for many years to come.”

The brand new alfresco dining area at the Ashiana Indian Restaurant at North Muskham near Newark.