Asha’s Go East…to Solihull

Asha’s Indian Restaurant take the brand into Touchwood, Solihull where you can now tikka break from your shopping to enjoy delicious food in their stunning new restaurant. 

Jas Sansi serves up a blog about the new venture. Enjoy.

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Asha’s Birmingham, after a decade of serving Brum’s business community take the format into Solihull’s premier retail destination, Touchwood. This has proved very successful in Dubai where the restaurant commands prime location in The Mall of the Emirates.

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Asha’s Solihull brings greater choice to Touchwood’s food offering. Satisfying the demand for independent restaurants is a wise decision for retail destinations. People want choice, high quality and an experience. Asha’s Solihull promise all of this, and much more.

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The restaurant is named after one of India’s greatest living artists, singer Asha Bhosle. Images of Asha Ji can be seen throughout the restaurant, with Prime Ministers, Presidents and global artists illustrating the company, the much loved singer keeps.

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Asha Bhosle is 86 and presently on a world tour. She recently performed at the nearby Genting Arena wowing an appreciative audience. Many would have grown up watching Indian cinema soundtracked by Asha Bhosle.

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She has sold more vinyl than The Beatles and Rolling Stones combined. Her bio lists her as a performing artist since the year Paul McCartney was born, 1943. She is an icon and the restaurant group that bears her name is sensitive to her legacy and contribution to Indian culture.

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Asha’s Solihull is a fabulous addition to the Town which is home to an affluent demographic. The option to enjoy the very best Indian food is no longer limited to making the eight mile journey to Brum.


If you’re driving into Touchwood to dine at Ashas Solihull, here’s a tip for parking; enter the car park and head towards the exit area. There’s an escalator straight up to the food court. Its signposted for the Cinema, who I understand will be showcasing Indian Films soon.


Familiar faces from Ashas Birmingham will be on site including Dominic and Sunil to ensure a smooth transition to the high quality, diners are accustomed to.

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General Manager of Touchwood, Tony Elvin is no stranger to hospitality recognised as one of Greater Birmingham’s Power 250 from his experience with Hotel du Vin. Tony was instrumental in bringing Asha’s to Touchwood and speaking to him last night about future plans for the centre, his power ranking is only going to move upwards.


Tony Elvin talking about the new restaurant said “We’re lucky to have a selection of the most trusted national brands operating out of Touchwood but if you wanted to add something new and independent to the experience then Asha’s has to be the first name on the team sheet. That was why I was so keen to get in touch with the Asha’s team and try to bring them into the centre. I think they’ll bring a touch of elegance to the Solihull dining scene and we couldn’t be more excited.”


Huge congratulations to owners Paul Bassi and Pawan Kenth described by West Midlands Growth Company Director Ninder Johal DL as ‘Serial Entrepreneurs’ in developing and expanding the restaurant group.


The VIP, Media & Corporate launch was organised by ReWired PR who showcase an incredible client base including the very top end of restaurants. Recent launch events have included Gaucho, The Ivy and Tattu.


News of the opening reached far and wide, one of the group’s suppliers is Aston based Chefset who asked if I could get a picture of Chef Sunil using one of their pans. I went to school with Chefset’s owner Vijay Korotane so I was happy to oblige.


Asha’s Solihull opens on Wednesday 27th March 2019. With Winter securely packed away, enjoying lunch or dinner at this stunning restaurant will definitely put a Spring in your step.


Let me know what you think, hashtag is #AshasSolihull.

Asha’s Solihull, Touchwood, Solihull, West Midlands B91 3GJ

 0121 200 2767

Full set of images from the launch:




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