Newcastle Gateshead, Northeast – Celebrated for its innovative approach to Indian cuisine, Raval
finds itself in the limelight once again, securing a spot as a finalist in the ‘Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards’ (ARTA) 2023.
This recognition arrives hot on the heels of Raval’s previous distinction as the Best Asian Restaurant outside London.
Set for Sunday, 8th October at the luxurious Hilton Park Lane, London, ARTA 2023 will be a dazzling assembly of the UK’s best in Asian dining. With BBC presenters Samantha Simmonds and Paul Martin hosting, the event is earmarked to be the culinary highlight of the year.
Raval’s nomination in the ‘Regional Restaurant of the Year – North East’ category stands as a testament to its commitment to blending authentic Indian flavours with fresh, local ingredients and British culinary twists. “It’s a unique dance of flavours, where rich Indian traditions meld seamlessly with British nuances,” elucidated Nas Islam, Manager at Raval.
In a challenging hospitality landscape marred by the ongoing cost of living crisis, previous staff shortages, and the Covid pandemic, Raval’s consistent recognition affirms its resilience, excellence, and pioneering vision.
“As we celebrate this nod from ARTA, our deepest gratitude goes out to our community and patrons. Every dish we craft is a love letter to our rich culinary heritage and the vibrant community we serve,” shared Nas with warmth.
To taste the innovative dishes that have placed Raval on the culinary map, visit Ravaluk.com for reservations or follow the culinary journey on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @ravalrestaurant.