Sachins finest Punjabi cuisine has claimed first place in the Love N.E top Newcastle Indian Restaurant 2015 award after over 1700 people voting decided it was a cut above the rest – calling it “brilliant”, “absolutely fantastic and “so much more than a curry house.”
Taking home the top spot after beating several other curry houses around Newcastle, it is the latest in a run of accolades for Sachins, who were nominated for chef of the year – North group in 2014’s English curry awards.
Owner Neeta Arora has owned the restaurant with husband Bob since 2000 and says it is always an honour to receive credit: “We’re over the moon about being awarded the first place in the award and even happier about the comments we received.
Neeta added: “Right from taking over Sachins we wanted it to become known for our food being not just a curry. We grind our own spices; make everything from fresh with the finest ingredients to ensure that each meal is individual. To see that recognised is a real source of pride for the whole team here at Sachins.”
Sachins serves up dishes inspired by traditional Punjabi spices and such is the detail and dedication to authenticity that the spice grinders used in the kitchen are brought in from India especially.
It was not just the food that received favourable reviews though, with the service afforded by the waiting staff, bar staff and even part owner Bob being praised as “seamless” in their presentation.
Bob said: “We pride ourselves on getting the most dedicated, hard-working staff and the award just goes to show that it pays off and people do notice. After all, you’re only as good as the workforce you employ!”
Sachins has been in business on Newcastle’s Forth Banks for over three decades, with Bob and Neeta taking ownership at the turn of the millennium.
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