English Curry Awards 2013 Results

Over 7,000 nominations were received for the third annual English Curry Awards that were presented on 2nd September 2013, at the Salford City Stadium.

The assembled audience enjoyed a sumptuous meal along with humour and a touch of Bollywood entertainment.

There was great excitement and anticipation about who was going to receive the awards and the results are shown below

Award Winner
Chef of the Year Stephen Gomes (Meluha, Bristol)
Restaurant of the Year Shimla Spice (Shipley)
Takeaway of the Year My Lahore Deli (Leeds)
Team of the Year Lal Qila (Manchester)
Best Restaurant Design Rajdoot Tandoori (Birmingham)
The Best of Manchester Akbar’s
Caterer of the Year Payal Event Management & Catering
Curry Lover of the Year Visit Bradford
Curry King or Queen of the Year Frank Khalid (Chak 98, Mitcham)
Lifetime Achievement Award Pat Chapman
Maitre D’ of the Year Azhar Mahmood (Aakash, Bradford)
Best Marketing Campaign Akbar’s
Healthy Curry Provider Zouk Tea Bar & Grill (Manchester)
Region Restaurant of the Year Takeaway of the Year
North East Jashn Restaurant, Gateshead ndian Cottage, Crook (Durham)
North West Vatikka Restaurant, Merseyside Sajaan, Manchester
Yorkshire Shimla Spice, Shipley My Lahore Deli, Leeds
East Midlands Lime Restaurant, Nottingham Spice Takeaway, Nottingham
West Midlands Pabna Restaurant, Leek (Staffordshire) Malik’s Indian Takeaway, Newcastle-Under-Lyme (Staffordshire)
East Lalbagh Restaurant, Cambridge Master Chef, Luton
London Tayyab’s, Whitechapel K2 Indian Takeaway, Wimbledon
South East Jai Ho, Horley (Surrey) Masala Bay, Herne Bay (Kent)
South West The Eastern Eye, Bath Bombay Balti, Bath

Did you notice that the best restaurant and best takeaway winners are from Yorkshire? They sure love their curries in Yorkshire. Which is pretty much why Visit Bradford (Bradford Council’s tourism organisation) is the Curry Lover of the Year.

This year there were 3 winners in the best restaurant and best takeaway categories that also won last year. Lalbagh Restaurant (Cambridge), The Eastern Eye (Bath) and Spice Takeaway (Nottingham) have maintained their high standards.

The Lifetime Achiever Award went to Pat Chapman and this was a very popular result among the Curry Focus Team. All of us enjoy trying out his recipes and love his well-written cooking books.

As usual, the awards ceremony benefited a charity. This year over £2,000 was raised for the Well Foundation.

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