British Curry Awards 2012 winners announced

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The UK’s “Curry Oscars” have crowned this year’s curry kings and queens as the British Curry Awards celebrated the best of Indian cuisine talent in a glittering ceremony at the Battersea Evolution last evening. The prestigious event, that awards top honours to all those who have made the curry industry proud, was co-hosted by BBC presenter Jenny Bond and celebrity impersonator Rory Bremner.

The winners were judged on several aspects including menu choice, wine list, exterior and interior decor and plate presentation. With over 270,000 nominations from diners around the country, the 2012 British Curry Awards was hotly anticipated and culminated in a glamorous finale to the countdown of the year!

The event was attended by Prime Minister David Cameron who said: “It’s often said that curry is Britain’s national dish and it’s easy to see why. It’s not just the flavour served up in the thousands of the curry restaurants across the country, it is the welcome too. Those who work in the curry industry enliven Britain’s high streets, boost local economies and contribute to local communities.”

The Winners

§  Best Delivery Restaurant/Take-away by – MUSHTAQS (Hamilton, Lanarkshire)

§  Best Restaurant Scotland – TAJ INDIAN (Prestwick)

§  Best Restaurant North East – AAGRAH (Leeds)

§  Best Spice Restaurant North West – INDIAN OCEAN (Ashton-u-Lyne)

§  Best Spice Restaurant Midlands – ITIHAAS (Birmingham)

§  Best Newcomer Restaurant Midlands – FIVE RIVERS A LA CARTE (Walsall)

§  Best Restaurant Wales – RASOI INDIAN KITCHEN (Swansea)

§  Best Restaurant South East – HAWELI INDIAN RESTAURANT (Twyford, Berkshire)

§  Best Newcomer Restaurant South East – SHAMPAN 4 – THE SPINNING WHEEL (Westerham, Kent)

§  Best Restaurant South West – SPICE LODGE (Cheltenham)

§  Best Restaurant South West – THE MINT ROOM (Yeovil, Somerset)

§  Best Restaurant Central London & City – BOMBAY PALACE (Paddington)

§  Best Newcomer Restaurant Central London & City – CHAKRA (Notting Hill)

§  Best Restaurant London Suburbs – CHAK 89 (Surrey)

§  Best in Casual Dining  – THE CHILLI PICKLE (Brighton, East Sussex)

§  Special Inspiration Award – Dipna Anand of Brilliant Restaurant – Female Chef

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Author: Shay Sarkar-Lynn

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  1. Is there a list of runners-up somewhere? Thanks!

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