Author: Micky Welch
Raval, the culinary gem nestled in the heart of Newcastle Gateshead, is on the crest of success after an exceptional year filled with accolades and recognition within the culinary industry.
In July 2023, Raval proudly claimed the esteemed title of “Best Asian Fine-Dining Restaurant Outside London” at the Asian Restaurant Awards 2023. The restaurant’s commitment to excellence in Asian cuisine was further affirmed in October when it secured the accolade for the “Best Indian Restaurant in the North.” at ARTA 2023
Building on these triumphs, Raval has been listed as a finalist among the UK’s best Indian restaurants, a testament to the exceptional quality of its offerings and the unwavering support from the local community.
Adding to its prestige, Raval is proud to be among Michelin-starred Indian restaurants in London & Suburbs, solidifying its status as a culinary destination.
As the crowning moment of this remarkable journey approaches, Raval eagerly anticipates the prestigious Asian Curry Awards ceremony, set to take place at the illustrious Governor House Hotel in Mayfair, London, on November 19th, 2023.
This event promises to be a celebration of culinary excellence, bringing together the finest establishments in the Asian dining scene. Raval Restaurant is honoured to be part of this distinguished gathering, representing the thriving culinary landscape of Newcastle Gateshead on a national stage alongside other esteemed finalists such as The Ambrette, Babur Restaurant, Benares, Gymkhana, Hakkasan Mayfair, Indian Essence, Namaste India, The Quilon, and Dulwich Heritage.
“Our success is a reflection of the incredible support we’ve received from the people of Newcastle Gateshead. It’s a shared triumph, and we are deeply grateful,” says Nas Islam, Manager at Raval Indian Restaurant & Bar .
As Raval looks forward to the Asian Curry Awards ceremony, the entire team is filled with anticipation and excitement. Live updates and coverage will be shared as the event unfolds, providing the community with an insider’s view of this culinary extravaganza.