Manchester’s restaurant scene is to be enlivened by a special new addition in autumn 2014, when the ARIL Group opens its first Asha’s restaurant in Manchester.
Designed by Luxe Interior International, the venue is housed in an elegant Victorian building on Peter Street, and comprises 6000 square feet over two floors.
The upper ground floor is the 100-cover restaurant and the lower ground floor will host the cocktail bar for 70 and a private dining space.
The launch will be graced by the multi-award-winning Indian singer, Asha Bhosle, who is the inspiration behind the restaurant group. The Asha’s menus will offer a delicious array of Modern Pan-Indian cuisine paired with an exciting, modern cocktail menu and carefully selected wine list.
Herself a noted cook, Asha opened her first restaurant at Wafi City, Dubai in 2002, and the brand is now dotted all over the Middle East as well as a highly successful restaurant in Birmingham that, amongst numerous awards and accolades, has been recommended in the coveted Michelin Guide since 2009.
Peter Warden, well-known in Manchester for his key role in the opening management teams of successful and stylish venues including Restaurant Bar and Grill in Manchester, Alderley Edge and Liverpool, and Piccolino in Manchester and Hale, returns to the city after three years with the ARIL Group, for whom he has been instrumental in opening of more than 20 venues across the Middle East including restaurants in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar.
Peter, now ARIL Group general manager, says: “We are tremendously excited about our new upcoming cocktail bar and restaurant in Manchester. This will be our tenth Asha’s around the world and for the Manchester venue we have taken a major leap forward in the evolution of the brand.
I am sure that the good people of Manchester will be delighted with the fantastic décor, delicious drinks and amazing award winning food that they will be able to enjoy when we open in October.”