Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard’s favourite curry revealed on a trip to Asha’s in Birmingham

Villa boss has been nicknamed Stevie Ghee as he orders a double portion of this dish on a visit to the celebrity haunt where Ed Sheeran and Tom Cruise have dined

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has been spotted dining out at a Birmingham curry house - where he ate £50 worth of prawns.

The Premier League boss tucked into two portions of a £24.75 Prawn Shan E Nisha when he visited Asha’s Restaurant in the city centre on Monday night (April 25).

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Manager Nouman Farooqui, who also recently welcomed Ed Sheeran and Tom Cruise to his eatery, said the 41-year-old enjoyed the dish so much he ordered it twice.

He added: "It was a pleasure and an honour to welcome such a sporting great to our restaurant and he seemed to enjoy the food and have a nice time.

Staff at Asha’s were excited to welcome Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard to their restaurant

"He said he had never eaten here before but had heard good things and that he really loved Indian food - maybe that’s why he came to Birmingham.

"He was with some friends I believe rather than the team and he called the waiter over after eating his prawns and ordered the same again.

"We’ve had some good A-list celebrities in recently - but whether it be Ed Sheeran or Tom Cruise, everybody gets treated the same.

"For us, every guest who dines is treated like a celebrity and everyone gets the same level of service."

Ed Sheeran visited Asha’s curry house in Birmingham on Sunday. Pictured: Asha’s Birmingham manager Nouman Farooqui (centre) and staff members (right)

Posting to Twitter, Nouaman shared a photo of staff with Gerrard and wrote: "It was an absolute pleasure to welcome such a sporting legend to our award-winning restaurants!

"If you’re wondering which of our dishes Steven recommends, he enjoyed our Prawn Shan E Nisha so much that he ordered it twice!"

The restaurant has previously catered for other celebrities including Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, boxer Deontay Wilder, broadcaster Jon Snow and singer Cliff Richard.

Tom Cruise during his visit to Asha’s in August 2021

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