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With a career that started in 1943, Asha Bhosle is the voice of a thousand Bollywood movies and the world’s most prolific recording artist. Today, thirteen landmark restaurants around the world bear her name and share her passion for authentic Indian cuisine in opulent style.

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Modern Indian Asha’s brings Bollibar to Manchester

Asha’s modern Indian restaurant and bar shows off innovative cocktails with new addition to Manchester’s drink scene

Modern Indian restaurant, Asha’s, is working with some of London and Manchester’s finest mixologists to create an innovative cocktail and drinks menu for Manchester’s newest cocktail bar, Bollibar.

The Asha’s Group has confirmed the opening of its first Asha’s restaurant in Manchester in September, when new cocktail bar Bollibar will also be launched on to Manchester’s drinking scene.

The venue in the elegant Victorian building at 47 Peter St, Manchester, facing the Theatre Royale, comprises 6000 sq. ft over two floors. The lower ground floor will host the cocktail bar for 70 and a private dining space while the upper ground floor is the 100-cover restaurant.

The Asha’s menus will offer a delicious array of Modern Indian Cuisine paired with an exciting cocktail menu and carefully selected wine list.

The multi-award-winning Indian singer Asha Bhosle is the inspiration behind the restaurant group, with many of the dishes originating from her own recipes. Asha will attend the opening to meet fans and road test the menu.

Bollibar’s exciting new cocktail menu and carefully selected wine list are both key elements which make sure Asha’s is a perfect home for drinkers and diners alike.

With a particular focus on cocktails, Asha’s management team is working with Manchester’s own multi-award winning bartender Jamie Jones. After recently being crowned Gin Connoisseur, the World’s Best Gin Bartender by the Global Gin Connoisseur Programme, Jamie has turned his attention to Asha’s and Bollibar and has created a new menu of eye-catching cocktails.

Highly acclaimed bar and cocktail consultant Marian Beke leads the team at one of London’s most iconic bars, the award winning and world renowned Nightjar in Shoreditch which is counted in the top three cocktail bars in the world. Marian is now bringing his expertise to the North to help introduce Manchester to Bollibar.

Jamie Jones, Bar Consultant commented: “It’s always exciting to work on a new project, and Bollibar has been a great challenge as we’ve tried to capture the essence of the brand with a range of bespoke cocktails that combine classic combinations and creative outbursts.”

“The cocktail bar will look stunning and Marian and I have created some amazing cocktails to capture the essence of everything Asha’s stands for.”

Peter Warden, Asha’s Group General Manager said: “At Asha’s we pride ourselves on our relentless commitment to research and development of trail blazing cocktails soliciting the involvement of international mixologists from many of the best cocktail bars worldwide, including Nightjar, The Lab and the highly acclaimed Berkeley Hotel, we are influenced by many of the world leaders including Artesian Bar, London.  I am convinced our list will be well received by the discerning Manchester cocktail drinker.”

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