A popular Indian restaurant has been praised after picking up a top award.
Shikara, in Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, was recently named the Best Restaurant in North Tyneside.
Co-owned by Azad Miah and award-winning chef Shohid Ahmed, it offers a range of Bangladeshi and South Asian dishes as well as fusion recipes from India, and has proved a popular destination since opening in 2012.
The pair were delighted when Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell paid them a visit to congratulate them on their award.
Azad said: “We would like to say a special thanks to Mr Campbell for making time to come and see us as we know he has a very busy schedule.”
For more information on the restaurant visit www.theshikara.co.uk