British Curry Awards 2013 Results

263,000 nominations were received for the best British curry houses in 2013 and the awards were presented at a gala ceremony that was hosted by Chris Tarrant.

The awards ceremony was held at Battersea Evolution on 25th November.

The main speaker was Prime Minister David Cameron. As well as praising the British curry industry for its huge growth (10,000 curry houses employ 80,000 people) and ability to export curries to South Asia, David Cameron also promised help that would ensure that there were enough skilled Asian Chefs. This promise seems to contradict other government statements on the issue of importing curry chefs but the audience were smiling at the statement. Wonder if it will happen?

Anyway, the awards ceremony was accompanied with dancing and music as well as lots of great food.

This year’s award winners are as shown below.

Award Winner
Best Restaurant – Scotland Karma, Whitburn, Edinburgh
Best Restaurant – North West The Viceroy, Carlisle
Best Restaurant – North East Raval Restaurant, Gateshead
Best Restaurant – Midlands Mem Saab, Nottingham
Best Restaurant – Wales Bokhara Restaurant, Bridgend
Best Restaurant – South West Myristica, Bristol
Best Restaurant – South East Chez Mumtaj, St Albans, Herts
Best Restaurant – Central London and City Benares Restaurant, Mayfair
Best Restaurant – London Suburbs Indian Moment, Battersea
Best Newcomer Restaurant Shampan 4 Restaurant, Westerham, Kent
Best Takeaway Polash Tandoori, Staines, Middlesex
Special Recognition Achievement Award Mohammed Aslam of the Aagrah Group
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