After a series of unavoidable delays and a total refurbishment, award-winning Indian restaurant Asha’s has finally announced it is ready to welcome guests from Wednesday 10th August, and has now started taking reservations.
The restaurant will be re-opening alongside a new stylish bar concept – ‘The Peterman’ an exciting new addition to Peter Street’s current vibrant offering which features the likes of Haunt, Impossible, Peaky Blinder’s Bar and Albert’s Schloss.
Where tradition meets modernity, this ‘next generation’ Asha’s will offer dishes which showcase culinary innovation through a uniquely elevated dining experience. The restaurant promises to take diners on a voyage through India’s North-West frontier province - featuring lovingly made dishes inspired by the life of Bollywood singing sensation Asha Bhosle.
From humble beginnings in the hamlet of Goar, Eastern India, Asha’s journey took her to Mumbai and Bollywood. She created her Asha’s restaurant brand in 2002 to celebrate her country’s rich cultural heritage. There are now around 20 Asha’s restaurants globally operating in five countries, primarily in the Middle East.
Asha’s Manchester opened opposite the Theatre Royale in 2015, catering for up to 100 people with a bar area for 60. In 2018 the site became part of the Kro Hospitality portfolio which contains a diverse mix of internationally recognised branded and independent boutique hotels, excellent restaurants and stylish bars including Velvet Hotel, Bar and Brasserie on Canal Street.
Asha’s Restaurant and The Peterman Bar will sit within Forty-Seven, a luxury 32-room hotel within the upper floors of the building that will also open this autumn within the Grade II-listed former shipping warehouse.
As the initial week of Asha’s opening coincides with the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence from the United Kingdom, the restaurant will host an exclusive event on Monday 15th August.
Asha’s will treat guests to a lavish evening of entertainment and authentic Indian flavours. Commencing at 6pm, guest will be presented with beautiful Gajra flower garlands and welcome drinks in The Peterman bar, alongside traditional Indian music from Asha’s Dhol players.
At 7pm, guests will be led through to Asha’s, where they will enjoy a three-course feast with delicious new dishes curated by Asha’s new head chef, Rajesh Bhatt. Inspired by Indian recipes passed down through the generations, the philosophy of Asha’s remains.This is an exclusive ticketed event, where places can be booked for up to tables of seven people via Eventbrite HERE
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