Newcastle Upon Tyne’s Raval Indian Brasserie & Bar Wins North East – Restaurant of the Year ARTA 2023 Award

Raval Indian Brasserie & Bar from Newcastle Upon Tyne has been crowned the “North East – Restaurant of the Year” at the Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards (ARTA) 2023. The awards ceremony, held this weekend at London Hilton on Park Lane, saw the nation’s most respected curry restaurateurs, MPs, dignitaries and celebrities honour the achievements of the Asian culinary industry.

The awards were hosted by TV presenters Samantha Simmonds and Paul Martin, with a performance by singer Kavya Limaye and Ujaan Mukherjee. After a rigorous judging process, Raval Indian Brasserie & Bar won the prestigious title of “North East – Restaurant of the Year”.

ARTA founder Mohammed Munim said, “I would like to congratulate all of the winners and finalists of ARTA 2023 – the Pan Asian restaurants, takeaways, and chefs who are the pride of the UK’s hospitality industry.”

Minister of London and the Minister of Technology Paul Scully described ARTA as “the World Cup of The Curry Awards”. Former British High Commissioner, Ambassador and Governor HE Anwar Choudhury said the event was “one of its kind” and celebrated the achievements of the spectrum of Asian cuisine.

The Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards is the most prestigious celebration of Pan Asian cuisine in the UK, honouring Asian restaurants all over the UK. This year’s awards comes amid challenging times for the UK’s popular Asian restaurant industry, with rising costs, staff shortages and the Covid pandemic all presenting difficulties. However, ARTA recognises the successes of multiculturalism in the UK, honouring the best of the UK’s Asian restaurant and takeaway industry.

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