The results are in for the 2007 British Curry Awards.
At a lavish ceremony at London’s Grosvenor Hotel last Sunday (21st October), Chris Tarrant hosted the awards.
The following were 10 regional winners:
Scotland / Northern Ireland: Britannia Spice, Edinburgh
North East: The Valley, Corbridge, Northumberland
North West: Indian Ocean, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire
East Midlands: Mem Saab, Northampton
West Midlands: Lasan, Birmingham
Wales: Bengal Dynasty, Shotton, Flintshire
South East: Aziz, Oxford
South West: Rajpoot, Bath
London Central & City: La Porte des Indes, W1
London Suburbs: Brilliant Restaurant, Southall
The “Newcomer of the Year��? award went to Asha’s restaurant, from Birmingham. This award goes to the best restaurant that has been open for less than 3 years.
A special “Personality of the Year��? award went to Cyrus Todiwala who owns the Café Spice Namaste restaurant in London.
And another special award, for “Outstanding Customer Service��? went to Edinburgh’s Roti restaurant.
Chris Tarrant effortlessly hosted the awards and related the amusing tale of his arrest, earlier this year, by 4 policemen at a Nottingham Indian restaurant after he jokingly threw a spoon at a fellow diner.
The ceremony wasn’t just about presenting awards. There was also entertainment from Honey Kalaria and the Diva Dancers and illusionist Shahid Malik.
If you like a good curry, why not visit one of the winning restaurants to see what a top curry is all about?