In a dazzling affair hosted in Mayfair, London, Raval Indian Restaurant & Bar in Newcastle Gateshead stands victorious as the “Best Fine Dining Indian Restaurant Outside London” at the prestigious Asian Curry Awards 2023.

The awards, often hailed as the ” Curry Oscars,” showcased Raval’s culinary brilliance among Michelin-starred establishments, solidifying its reputation as a culinary gem extending beyond capital.

Raval is the winner of Asian curry wards for fine-dining Indian restaurant in Newcastle-Gateshead


The star-studded event, hosted by BBC News anchor Samantha Simonds, attracted a high-profile guest list, including the Mayor of London, government ministers, British business and civic leaders, lords & baronesses, senior politicians, media personalities, British and Bollywood stars, and renowned sports personalities.

Asian curry awards ceremony photo, raval winner of best indian fine dining restaurant in Newcastle-gateshead & Northeast.

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Mr. Yawar Khan, Chairman of the Asian Catering Federation (ACF) and Asian Curry Awards, extended warm congratulations, saying, “I warmly congratulate all of this year’s winners.

These awards come at a difficult time for many in the Asian restaurant industry, but through their participation, many establishments will see a significant boost to their bottom line. I would also like to particularly thank the UK public for their overwhelming support.

Tens of thousands of people voted for their favourite restaurants this year. We are all grateful for this high level of interest and engagement, which underlines the importance of the Asian restaurant industry and its social, economic, and cultural impact across the UK.”

This prestigious accolade firmly places Raval at the forefront of fine dining establishments outside London, adding to recent victories, including “Best Indian Restaurant in the North” at ARTA 2023 and “Best Asian Fine-Dining Restaurant Outside London” at the Asian Restaurant Awards 2023.

Raval is the winner of best Fine-Dining Indian Restaurant, Newcastle-Gateshead & Northeast at Asian Curry Awards ceremony


Nas Islam, Manager at Raval Indian Restaurant & Bar, expressed gratitude, stating, “To be acknowledged as the best in fine dining outside London amidst such esteemed company is an incredible honour. This achievement is shared with our dedicated team and the wonderful patrons who have made Raval a culinary destination in Newcastle Gateshead.”

Notably, this marks Raval’s third national award this year, further emphasising its consistent commitment to culinary excellence. The acknowledgment not only celebrates Raval’s culinary prowess but also signifies the enduring support from the vibrant community in Newcastle Gateshead.

As the restaurant revels in this prestigious acknowledgment, it eagerly anticipates sharing the joy with patrons and the wider community.

Raval at Asian Curry Awards Ceremony , voted the the Best Indian Fine Dining Restaurant in Newcastle - Gateshead & Northeast

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Nas added, “We want to express our deep gratitude to Mr. Khan, the Captain of our industry. He brought us here to celebrate our collective success, network with our peers, steer our industry to unity, and champion our voice to the British establishment. Thank you, Mr. Khan, for your unwavering dedication!

Raval is the winner of best indian restaurant in Newcastle-gateshead at Asian curry wards ceremony


About Raval Restaurant:

Raval Indian Restaurant & Bar, located on the Tyne Bridge next to Hilton Hotel & the Glasshouse International Music Centre Gateshead, has been a culinary cornerstone in Newcastle Gateshead, renowned for its exquisite Indian cuisine and commitment to providing an exceptional fine-dining experience. With multiple awards and accolades, Raval continues to shine in the culinary landscape.


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Attila Ajtai