Curry is the way to our heart and there’s no truer statement when it comes to Asha’s, a gorgeous curry house on Peter Street. One year after opening, Asha’s restaurant in Manchester has been included in the prestigious Michelin Guide 2017 – the only Indian restaurant to ever be recognised by the Guide in Manchester.
One of only 25 venues recognised across the Greater Manchester area this year, Asha’s has also been shortlisted in the upcoming Manchester Food and Drink Festival awards for Best Front of House Team.
The Asha’s team is used to Michelin recognition, as its sister restaurant at Newhall Street in Birmingham has been included in the Michelin guide for the eighth consecutive year.
Restaurant owners the ARIL Group invested £2m in the elegant Victorian building at 47 Peter St, Manchester, facing the Theatre Royale, which comprises 6000 sq. ft. over two floors. The upper ground floor is the 100-cover restaurant and the lower ground floor hosts a private dining space and Bollibar, the cocktail bar for 70.
The Asha’s team say the success of the first year is down to legendary Bollywood singing star and namesake, Asha Bhosle, the inspiration behind the restaurant group, with many of the dishes on the menu originating from her own recipes. 84-year-old Asha continues to select and grind the spices at Mumbai’s famous souks, distributing her signature masala to the ten restaurants worldwide bearing her name.
Along with a knowledgeable and customer-focused front of house team , the Asha offer has worked for Manchester diners who enjoy both the lunchtime and evening menus. Pairing the food with an exciting, modern cocktail menu and carefully selected wine list has ensured Asha’s stands out as THE dining destination in the region – even being chosen by Guy Garvey, the lead singer of Elbow, for his wedding reception earlier this year.