The 8th English Curry Awards were awarded on 17th September 2018 at the Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill (in Dudley).
The winners of the awards are shown in the following table.
|Restaurant of the Year||Shikara (Whitley Bay, North Tyneside)|
|Vegetarian Restaurant of The Year||Mango (Wetherby, West Yorkshire)|
|Most Wanted Restaurant of the Year *||Zolsha (Howden, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire)|
|Takeaway of the Year||Chutneys (Leicester)|
|Takeaway and Home Delivery of the Year||Stopsley Surma (Luton, Bedfordshire)|
|Chef of the Year||Nazakt Ali (Shimla Spice, Burnley, Lancashire)|
|Caterer of the Year||Chef Vijay (Walsall, West Midlands)|
|The Best of Manchester||The Original Third Eye (Didsbury, Manchester)|
|The Best of Birmingham||Basmati Restaurant (Great Barr, Birmingham)|
|Best Team of the Year||Shimla Spice in Burnley (Lancashire), Keighley (West Yorkshire) and Shipley (West Yorkshire)|
|Best Restaurant Design & Ambience||Buraq (Kirkham, Preston, Lancashire)|
|Healthy Curry Provider||Urban Tandoor (Bristol)|
|Nepalese Restaurant of The Year||Mount Gurkha Spice (Nottingham)|
|Bangladeshi Restaurant of The Year||Sylhet Bangla (Nottingham)|
|Best Customer Service||Thira Restaurant (Blackburn, Lancashire)|
|Outstanding Restaurant of The Year||Bombay 8 Indian Restaurant (Warrington, Cheshire)|
|Fine Dining Restaurant of The Year||Holdi (Northwich, Cheshire)|
|Street Food Restaurant of The Year||Scene Indian Street Kitchen (Spinningfields, Manchester)|
|Newcomer of The Year||The Tiffin Truck (Cambridge)|
|South Indian Restaurant of The Year||Tharavadu Restaurant (Leeds, West Yorkshire)|
|Curry Champions of The Year||City of Cambridge|
|General Manager of The Year||Giash Miah (Tamarind Fine Indian Dining, Norwich, Norfolk)|
* What does “Most Wanted Restaurant of the Year” mean? Any ideas?
No doubt the awards ceremony was accompanied by lots of yummy curries as well as singing and dancing.
The Well Foundation (which aims to provide safe, clean drinking water) was the charity supported by the event.