The Ambrosia Indian Restaurant staff (from left): Nick Horne, Nina Beach, Tom Cross, Daman Kaur, Gary Singh, Ned Strachan, and Jack Garthe.
The Ambrosia Indian Restaurant staff (from left): Nick Horne, Nina Beach, Tom Cross, Daman Kaur, Gary Singh, Ned Strachan, and Jack Garthe.

Excellence award for Indian Restaurant

EXCELLENCE is no longer an ideal but a fact for Ambrosia Indian Restaurant on Southside’s Woolgar Rd, with the business being awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Manager Gary Singh said the award - which is granted to businesses who consistently receive remarkable reviews online from visitors - wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing work of his staff.

“It means all the hard work has been paying off,” he said.

“People obviously like the food, that’s why they’re reviewing us online and recommending us to other people.”

A former Gold Coast resident and manager of a Tallebudgera restaurant, Mr Singh and his partner Damanpreet Kaur made the decision to leave the coast and open their own restaurant.

Gympie was their choice and while there had been ups and downs since they opened in May of 2013, Mr Singh is pleased with how his restaurant has been embraced by the community.

“There is always struggle trying to keep your customers with you, and you know when the other restaurants open up – for instance, when more Indian restaurants open up – there’s always people who go to try the new place,” he said.

“But after trying the other place if they still come back it’s encouraging,” he said.

Running a business in a regional town, he added, provided chances to connect with clientele which aren’t available anywhere else.

“In Gympie you see the same people, and when you see the same people every day you’re doing well.... Unlike in bigger cities, you get tourists and all that. It’s hard to build up a relationship, but in Gympie it’s a lot better.”

While he hopes to find new ways to improve diner’s experiences in the future, he said right now he’s just excited with their success.

“The business is better than before, so that’s what I hope and that’s what I want to achieve, and if it’s happening it’s good.” You know, what can you ask more?”

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