Exciting News from The Valley Restaurants

Good Curry Guide hails Valley ‘Best in North East’

November 20, 2013

Curry Club founder, Pat Chapman
Left to right: Locku Rahman, Pat Chapman & Daraz Aziz

A POPULAR Indian restaurant has been named ‘Best in the North East’ in the prestigious industry publication, the Cobra Good Curry Guide.

Pat Chapman, the guide’s editor and Curry Club founder, awarded the accolade to The Valley Junction 397 in Jesmond, near Newcastle, last night (Tuesday) at an event featuring invited guests.

The Cobra Good Curry Guide award, which would usually have been made at a ceremony in London, was this year presented by Pat personally to the restaurant’s owners, brothers Daraz Aziz and Locku Rahman. It was one of 16 presented to Asian restaurants across the UK.

The Valley Junction 397, which is set in a former railway carriage, is no stranger to awards. In 1999, Pat awarded the restaurant a TOP 100 cachet, the equivalent of two AA rosettes.

Pat said: “The Valley’s reputation for their outstanding food and friendly service is well known across the North East. It’s been great to meet Daraz and Locku and present their award personally this year.”

Locku added: “We were really excited to welcome Pat to our restaurant and to receive the award. It was a fantastic evening.

“We continually strive to produce the best Asian food and it’s wonderful that he’d recognised our hard work and the work of our team here.”

The Valley chain, which includes restaurants in Hexham and Corbridge, has received several awards already.

The Valley in Corbridge, which is famed for its Passage to India service and is set on Corbridge station’s train platform, has twice won accolades in the British Curry Awards – the annual ‘curry Oscars’ – including being nominated for British Spice Restaurant of the Year last year.

The Valley in Corbridge also reached the finals of the Tiffin Cup last year, a national competition organised by MPs, in London.

Welcome to The Valley Restaurants
In early 1991 an Indian restaurant was opened in Corbridge which we named after the beautiful Tyne Valley.
After the great success of The Valley, we were fortunate to find another old station, this time in Jesmond, Newcastle.
The railway carriage which is part of the restaurant was numbered 397, hence the name “The Valley Junction 397”.
Since March 2001 we have occupied another prestigious site, right next to the ancient Abbey in Hexham and have opened our third restaurant, “The Valley Connection 301”.
We hope your visit to The Valley is a memorable experience. Our customers are our greatest assets.
“Your satisfaction” is our motto. Khana upovug korun - Enjoy your meal
Bookings - Please call us to reserve your table or for any enquiries - see below for our contact details

The Valley Restaurants have reputations second to none. In the British Curry Awards, The Valley in Corbridge received the award for “The Best Indian Restaurant in The North East”, and was awarded “Top Ten” in Great Britain and won the coveted “Most Innovative Restaurant”, thanks to it’s unique Passage To India Service.
The Curry Club of Great Britain has recognised The Valley in Corbridge as "The Best Indian Restaurant" in the North, and The Valley Junction 397, Jesmond Newcastle upon Tyne, as "The Most Original Indian Restaurant in the UK."
We are also delighted to introduce our stylish restaurant in Hexham, The Valley Connection 301.
A Passage To India Train Service to The Valley in Corbridge
The service will include return travel from Newcastle Central Station and four-course dinner. Our trained, smartly dressed staff will greet you at the station and escort you to The Valley. During the journey, you will receive the service you would expect in the lounge of a restaurant. Your orders will be taken from our full A la Carte menu. You will be free to choose any starte
and main course, regardless of price. Main courses will be supplemented by our Chef’s choice of vegetables, naan bread
and rice, followed by dessert, and coffee with special chocolates. Drinks can be served on the train but are not included
in the package price.

Our Prices (from 1 May 2011)

For ten or more £32.50
Less than ten £36.50

Our special service offers you the chance of a Raj style outing without the need to drive home.
A £10 per person, non-refundable deposit is required on booking.
We cannot be held responsible for delay/cancellations to train services, but in case of such we will do our utmost to arrange alternative transport.
Parties of 20 or more must choose a set menu and this can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Please telephone Daraz or June on 01434 633434 or email info@valleyrestaurants.co.uk
to arrange your booking and to make every detail of your evening out very special and memorable.

If your party is a special occasion or you have any special requests please let us know
when you book - we can arrange almost anything!