• Georgina Downton

Our Story - Asha

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

The family legacy started back in the late 1970s when Khaled Miah worked at a restaurant in West Kensington where he established a passion for cooking Indian Cuisine. In 1980, he moved to start working in Cirencester and did so for 40 years. After 5 years of working for his Uncle, Foyez Rahman took over the restaurant Khaled had established in 2005 and in 2020, when the restaurant decided to close its door, Foyez was determined not to see the legacy end; thus Asha was created.

'Asha' means ‘Hope’ and ‘Prospect’ which reflects the family legacy Foyez feels so passionate about and it also represents the new collaboration that has provided the platform to launch this new venture. Partnering with hospitality neighbours The Relish Group was an obvious choice, knowing they too are a long established and highly regarded catering business with similar ethos and passions. The two businesses naturally complimented each other.

In January 2021, we are delighted to announce that our doors will be open to customers. We launch with a pop-up Takeaway located at Somewhere Else in Castle Street, an already well established venue which is part of the Relish Group. Offering over 40 dishes across meat, fish and vegetable options with over 25 side options, our contemporary Indian menu will be a favourite for many.

Asha India Kitchen is a branch to a bigger tree with the collaboration offering Wedding and other catering services in the near future. Asha is a moving brand, so although in Cirencester today it could be near you tomorrow.

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