Ashiana Indian & Bangladeshi Restaurant in Newark was the winner of the Best Bangladeshi Restaurant category at the 12th English Curry Awards 2023. The competition was fierce with the shortlist being whittled down from nearly 7,000 restaurants across England to just 10, but the Ashiana received the ultimate recognition for their innovation and authentic dishes and took the winner’s trophy home to Newark.
Sai Miah, owner of the Ashiana Indian & Bangladeshi Restaurant said as he collected the award:
“I’d like to thank my hardworking Ashiana team and my lovely customers in Newark. The Ashiana is not just a restaurant, it’s a family and we genuinely believe that this is key to our success. We have been family owned and run since 2009, and our valued customers are also part of the Ashiana family.
“They have supported us through the difficulties of the last few years and continue to support the Ashiana as all hospitality businesses struggle in the current economic climate. We are so very grateful to them and they are always at the heart of everything we do here at the Ashiana.
“Being nominated for a prestigious national award like this by our customers, and then winning Bangladeshi Restaurant of the Year is a highlight for us all!”
The prestigious event recognised and celebrated the talents and hard work of individuals and businesses within the English curry industry. These Awards celebrate England’s rich and diverse curry culture and encourages the continued growth and evolution of the industry. The winners have distinguished themselves with their exceptional quality, innovation, and consistency in offering a truly memorable dining experience to their customers.