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updated on 23 January 2020

Opening Times

SaturdaySa
17:30 – 24:00
SundaySu
17:30 – 24:00
MondayMo
18:00 – 23:30
TuesdayTu
18:00 – 23:30
WednesdayWe
18:00 – 23:30
ThursdayTh
18:00 – 23:30
FridayFr
17:30 – 24:00
Closed.
Opens in  5 h 58 min.
5 h 58 min

Menu Snippet

  • from ₤ 2.50
    Starters
  • 2.50 £
    Aloo Chop

    Potatoes with onions & spices, fried and served with salad

  • 3.50 £
    Chicken Tikka

    Diced chicken marinated in a specially prepared sauce & cooked in Tandoor, served with salad

  • 4.50 £
    King Prawn Bhaji Puree

    King size prawns cooked in a medium strength dry sauce served with puree & salad

  • from ₤ 6.50
    Main Course
  • 7.40 £
    Chicken Shaslic Kebab

    Pieces of chicken marinated in yoghurt, spices and skewered along with onions, capsicum & tomatoes

  • 6.50 £
    Chicken Tikka

    Pieces of chicken marinated in yoghurt & spices

  • 9.90 £
    Special Tandoori Mixed

    Assortment of Tandooris. Served with a Nan and salad

  • from ₤ 7.50
    Chef's Specialties
  • 7.90 £
    Chicken Jhinga

    Pieces of fresh chicken cooked with green chillies from chettinad, fresh & full of bite, together with tomatoes, onions, cumin, ginger & coriander seeds

  • 7.90 £
    Sylheti Shatkora

    Fresh chicken or lamb cooked in yoghurt, cinnamon, bay leaves and garam masala, flavoured with Shatkora. The tangy aromatic from Bangladesh

  • 7.50 £
    Bengle Baher

    Chicken or lamb traditional Bangladesh dish cooked in with roasted potatoes bullet chilli, green peppers in a spicy sauce

Description

Ashoka, an Indian restaurant on Holywell Street was built in a mock tudor style during the 1930s. The block of buildings were constructed as part of the widening of Holywell Street during this time and replaced previous buildings on the site. Ashoka is a good example of what the Chesterfield THI would like to achieve. The building had a horizontal division of design with the original mock tudor façade on the upper floors and then an Indian inspired shop front. Chesterfield THI seeks to improve buildings so they can be read as one building, rather than split in levels as this one was. A grant was therefore awarded to Ashoka to reinstate a traditional shop front.
Ashoka undertook a comprehensive scheme of works through the Chesterfield THI. The works included repairs to the upper façade of the building, reinstatement of a shop front appropriate to the building and the conversion of the upper floor to become part of the restaurant. The repair works received a grant from Chesterfield THI, the works included re-slating with some of the original slates and new slates where the existing were in poor condition. The roofing works were carried out in March 2008. Following the initial works an architect was engaged to develop proposals for the shop front and internal conversion.
Several suggestions were made for the shop front with the final version being the one installed. The architect also put together the specification for the repair of the mock tudor facade and the installation of the shop front. The upper floor facade of the building was in poor condition with some of the render missing, the timbers requiring attention and also parts of the upper floor windows missing. The works to the facade were estimated, however until the scaffolding had been erected then the full extent of the works required could not be assessed. On closer inspection it was established that pigeons had been roosting behind the render for some considerable time which had led to the rotting of some o


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