Ashiana Indian Restaurant wins ‘2021 Travellers’ Choice’ award for 2nd year running

Fantastic Tripadvisor diner reviews during the last 12 months have earned the Ashiana Indian Restaurant near Newark a place among traveller’s favourites in Nottinghamshire for the second year in a row.

After a very challenging year, the Ashiana Indian Restaurant was notified of the accolade this week by Tripadvisor, the global review platform. This highly regarded 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, despite the pandemic.

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.

On receiving the 2021 award, entrepreneur and local business owner of the award-winning Ashiana Indian Restaurant, Saiqul Miah 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. 

Sai Miah, owner of the award winning Ashiana Indian Restaurant near Newark
Sai Miah, owner of the Ashiana Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant

“We wisely used the time during the lockdown to completely refurbish the dining room and create a brand new alfresco garden area for our customers to enjoy. So far everyone has been blown away by the new Ashiana that they a dining at now that lockdown has eased,. Myself and the team are so happy to be finally welcoming back our loyal diners!”

The alfresco dining area at the Ashiana Indian & Bangladeshi Restaurant near Newark

Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at TripAdvisor said: “I know the past year has been extremely challenging for tourism businesses. What has impressed me is how businesses adapted to these challenges, implementing new cleanliness measures, adding social distancing guidelines, and utilising technology to prioritize guest safety. The Travellers’ Choice Awards highlight the places that are consistently excellent, like the Ashiana Indian Restaurant – delivering quality dining experiences time and time again even while navigating changing customer expectations and new ways of working. Based on a full year of reviews from customers, this award speaks to the great service and experience you provided guests in the midst of a pandemic.”

The luxurious dining room at the Ashiana Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant

Sai finished: “I’m so proud of what we have all achieved at the Ashiana and this 2021 Travellers’ Choice award 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.”