Farewell to Asha


“When I first came to Liverpool, nobody had even seen an aubergine and hadn’t heard of things like green chilli or coriander”
is perhaps one of the quaintest statements I have read in association with Bold Street since I started working on this project. But sadly, whilst I like the idea that Bold Street introduced aubergines to the diners of Liverpool, the news article this is taken from has a somewhat sadder tone. Asha, Liverpool’s oldest restaurant a Bold Street institution is set to close. You can read Caroline Innes’ article and interview with Asha’s Dipak Choudhury for the Liverpool Daily Post here.

2 Responses to “Farewell to Asha”

  1. 1 Patrick May 25th, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    Apparently ASHA is on the market for around £1.4 million…..quite a lucrative location it would seem.

  2. 2 Doc May 10th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Say it ain’t so……

    Used to go to the Asha in the 70s just before closing time on a Saturday night if (as usual) we didn’t get lucky at the Beachcomber or at Club Babalou. ‘Mr Asha’ would always glare at us through the glass door until we looked like we were leaving, and then let us in anyway saying “but you have to hurry”.

    Have lived abroad since then. but finally got my wife to go there last August, she’s had 28 years of listening to me comparing curries all over the world unfavourably with the Asha’s Chicken Madras. Have to say it was even better than I remembered.

    I’m glad I got there one last time. Enjoy your retirement Mr Choudhury.

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