Recognition for the crème de la crème of the curry industry

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On Monday evening, the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, welcomed a gathering of over 350 attendees from across England in a celebration to reward the best in the curry industry.

The winners of the 6th annual English Curry Awards were announced at the swanky affair held on August 22.

The awards recognise and reward the hard work and commitment of those who work tirelessly to provide us with the nations much loved dish – curry.

“With a vast amount of restaurants and takeaway in England the competition is always fierce. To be amongst such passionate people who love what they do, is truly inspiring.” commented Yasmin Mahmood, Operations Director of event organisers Oceanic Consulting.

“Congratulations to all our winners and finalists, and I hope to see you next year!”

As well as recognising the curry industry in all its facets, the event also raised funds for the official charity partner The Well Foundation.

The glam event was hosted by award winning comedian and actor, Mani Liaqat, where sixteen accolades were presented on the evening. The winners are:

Healthy Curry Provider went to Delhi6 Restaurant (Sutton Coldfield).

Best Marketing Campaign went to James Dahl Indian (Birmingham).

Best Restaurant Design went to Prana Indian Restaurant (Cambridge).

General Manager of the Year went to Mohammed Jamil (Gurkha One, Nottingham).

Curry Product of the Year went to Shemins (Ascot).

Celebrity Chef of the Year went to Anjula Devi (Hampton)

Best of Manchester went to Forts of India.

Best of Birmingham went to Tipu Sultan.

Curry King 2016 went to Jahangir Saddiq (Tipu Sultan Restaurant).

Outstanding Restaurant of the Year went to Kiplings Restaurant (Sowerby Bridge).

 

(The below awards were split into three regions, with regional winners and one overall winner)

Caterer of the Year, North went to Aziz Catering (Bradford).

Caterer of the Year, Midlands went to The Five Rivers Group (Birmingham).

Caterer of the Year, South went to Greenleaf Catering and Events Management (Southall).

 

Caterer of the Year, overall winner is Aziz Catering (Bradford).

 

 

Chef of the Year, North went to Tariq Mahmood (Kiplings Restaurant, Halifax).

Chef of the Year, Midlands went to Dr. Ijlal Haider (Old Hall Restaurant, Dorrington).

Chef of the Year, South went to Ansar Ali (Spice Lounge, Mildenhall Suffolk).

 

Chef of the Year, overall winner is Dr. Ijlal Haider (Old Hall Restaurant, Dorrington).

 

(The below awards were split into nine regions, with regional winners and one overall winner)

Best Home Delivery Service, North East went to Spice Island Tandoori & Pizzeria (Sunderland).

Best Home Delivery Service, North West went to Tuk Tuk Indian Takeaway (Preston).

Best Home Delivery Service, Yorkshire went to Tandoori Express (Leeds).

Best Home Delivery Service, East Midlands went to Spicy Flames (Leicester).

Best Home Delivery Service, West Midlands went to Sonali Balti (Coventry).

Best Home Delivery Service, East went to Malabar (Coventry).

Best Home Delivery Service, South East went to Spice Box (Oxford).

Best Home Delivery Service, South West went to Chutney Corner (Bournemouth).

Best Home Delivery Service, London went to Holy Cow (London).

 

Best Home Delivery Service, overall winner is Tuk Tuk Indian Takeaway (Preston).

 

 

Team/Service of the Year, North East went to Jaipur Exclusive Indian Takeaway (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Team/Service of the Year, North West went to Sultan of Lancaster (Lancaster).

Team/Service of the Year, Yorkshire went to Culters Spice (Sheffield).

Team/Service of the Year, East Midlands went to The Cinnamon Lounge (Market Harborough).

Team/Service of the Year, West Midlands went to The Lloyds Indian Restaurant (Solihull).

Team/Service of the Year, East went to Spice Lounge Restaurant (Mildenhall Suffolk).

Team/Service of the Year, South East went to Jai Ho (Horley).

Team/Service of the Year, South West went to Joy Raj (Bristol).

Team/Service of the Year, London went to Raunka Punjab Diyan (Southall).

 

Team/Service of the Year, overall winner is Jaipur Exclusive Indian Takeaway (Newcastle Upon Tyne).

 

 

Takeaway of the Year, North East went to Jaipur Exclusive Indian Takeaway (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Takeaway of the Year, North West went to Spice Island (Bolton).

Takeaway of the Year, Yorkshire went to Little India Takeaway (Barnsley).

Takeaway of the Year, East Midlands went to Chutney’s (Leicester).

Takeaway of the Year, West Midlands went to Chutney Express Takeaway (Birmingham).

Takeaway of the Year, East went to Raja Indian Cuisine (Cambridge).

Takeaway of the Year, South East went to Bombay Express (Basildon).

Takeaway of the Year, South West went to Papa Raj (Plymouth).

Takeaway of the Year, London went to 2 Sisters Tandoori (Southwark).

 

Takeaway of the Year, overall winner is Spice Island (Bolton).

 

 

Restaurant of the Year, North East went to Zeera Indian Cuisine (South Shields).

Restaurant of the Year, North West went to Shimla Spice (Burnley).

Restaurant of the Year, Yorkshire went to Bombay Spice (York).

Restaurant of the Year, East Midlands went to Lime Indian Restaurant (Nottingham).

Restaurant of the Year, West Midlands went to Delhi 6 Restaurant (Sutton Coldfield).

Restaurant of the Year, East went to Prana Indian Restaurant (Cambridge).

Restaurant of the Year, South East went to Jai Ho (Horley).

Restaurant of the Year, South West went to The Eastern Eye (Bath).

Restaurant of the Year, London went to Khanage Indian Tandoori (London).

 

Restaurant of the Year, overall winner is Bombay Spice (York).

 

 

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