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.”


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Attila Ajtai