English Curry Awards 2013 Finalists

Eager to see if your favourite restaurant or takeaway has made the shortlist? Well, look no further, DESIblitz has all the inside scoop of the English Curry Awards 2013.

English Curry Awards 2013

"We wish all the finalists the best of luck and I am sure it will be fantastic evening."

The English Curry Awards has announced its shortlist for 2013. The competition, which saw over 7,000 nominations from across the UK have been meticulously sifted through to uncover this year’s curry-loving finalists.

Judges have visited the individual restaurants and takeaways to decide their final verdict, and competition for each category is definitely sizzling!

The curry contenders will have to wait with bated breath to see if they will go home with a shiny award, and be declared a English Curry Award winner for 2013.

The English Curry Awards is in its third year and has proved its worth in sourcing out the best curry and curry-makers in the country. As well as this, the Awards aim to highlight the achievements of those restaurateurs, chefs and other staff, who work day in and day out to provide the best service to their loyal customers.

English Curry Awards FinalistOf course, it’s not all about the restaurants and takeaways.

The Awards will also take a moment to say thanks to all the dedicated curry-eaters out there, who have gone out of their way to promote, and ensure that South Asian businesses are flourishing in their local communities across the UK.

The English Curry Awards 2013 will take place at Salford City Stadium in Manchester on September 2, 2013. Guests and Finalists can enjoy a luscious evening of live entertainment and guest appearances, including a tantalising four course meal.

There will also be fundraising activities to look forward to, raising money for official Charity partner, The Well Foundation. The Awards night is sure to be an evening of great entertainment, food and achievement!

Organised by Oceanic Consulting, Operations Director, Yasmin Mahmood, said:

“This year we have added a few categories to spice things up and received a great response to these new editions, as thousands of nominations flooded in, in support of the public’s favourite.”

“We wish all the finalists the best of luck and I am sure it will be fantastic evening,” Yasmin added.

The finalists for the English Curry Awards 2013 are:

Curry Lover of the Year
Adventures in Curryland
Visit Bradford

Best Restaurant Design
Imli Street (London)
Dishoom (Shoreditch, London)
Vermilion & Cinnabar (Manchester)
Rajdoot Tandoori (Birmingham)
La Porte Des Indes (London)

Team of the Year
Lal Qila (Manchester)
Aagrah (Leeds)
East Z East (Manchester)
Kayal Restaurant (Nottingham)
Mem-Saab (Bedford)

Chef of the Year
Sudha Shankar Saha (Saffron, Birmingham)
Deepinder Singh Sondhi (Roz-ana, London)
Stephen Gomes (Meluha, Bristol)
Anirudh Arora (Moti Mahal, London)
Minal Patel (Prashad, Bradford)

Curry King or Queen 2013
To be announced on night

Lifetime Achievement Award
To be announced on the night

Maitre D’ of the Year
Mohammed Asif (Akbar’s, Manchester)
Krishan Talwar (Saffron Restaurant, Liverpool)
Mohammed Asif (Court 6, Coventry)
Jhangir Khan (Luigikhan’s, Newscastle)
Naseem Akhtar (Aakash, Bradford)

Caterer of the Year
Greenleaf Catering
Payal Event Management & Catering
Curry Special
Sukhdev’s Catering & Events
Kadiri Catering

Best of Manchester
Khandoker Restaurant
My Lahore Cafe
Zouk Tea Bar & Grill
Imli (Lal Qila, Deansgate)
Vermilion & Cinnabar
Mughli Restaurant + Charcoal Pitt
Desi Lounge
Punjab Tandoori Restaurant
Bollywood Masala

Best Marketing Campaign
Shimla Spice
Prashad (Bradford)
Jee Ja Jee’s (Burton)
Raval Luxury Restaurant (Gateshead)

Healthy Curry Provider
Turmeric Gold (Coventry)
Jewels Restaurant (Southampton)
Abduls (Wakefield)
Zouk Tea Bar & Grill (Manchester)
Zari Restaurant (West Sussex)
Restaurant of the Year

North East
Mizan Tandoori (Durham)
Delhi Lounge (Middlesborough)
Jashn Restaurant (Gateshead)

North West
Spice Valley (Bolton)
Double Tree (Preston)
Vatikka Restaurant (Merseyside)

Shimla Spice (Shipley)
Kiplings Restaurant (Bradford)
Hasan’s Restaurant (Leeds)

East Midlands
The Shalimar Restaurant (Derby)
Curry Lounge (Nottingham)
Lime Restaurant (Nottingham)

West Midlands
Pushkar Cocktail Bar & Dining (Birmingham)
Pabna Restaurant (Staffordshire)
Basmati Restaurant (Birmingham)
Lalbagh Restaurant (Cambridge)
Spice Lounge (Norwich)
Zara Indian Cuisine (Cambridge)

South East
Jai Ho (Surrey)
Sheesh Mahal (Banbury)
Chak 89 (Mitcham)

South West
The Eastern Eye (Bath)
Mint Room (Bath
Myristica Restaurant (Bristol)

Brilliant Restaurant

Takeaway of the Year
North East
Moti Jheel (Newcastle)
Saffron Indian Takeaway (Peterlee)
Indian Cottage (Crook, Durham)

North West
Sajaan (Manchester)
Spice King (Preston)
Taj Mahal (Frodsham)

Cafe Masala (Sheffield)
My Lahore Deli (Leeds)
Adaab Balti (Shipley)

East Midlands
Spice Takeaway (Nottingham)
Indigo Takeaway (Nottingham)
Chutney’s (Leicester)

West Midlands
Top Nosh (Staffordshire)
Indian Empress (Coventry)
Malik’s Indian Takeaway (Chesterton)

Master Chef (Luton)
Golden Spice (Cambridge)
Shikha Indian Takeaway (Essex)

South East
Mahbir’s Tandoori (Milton Keynes)
Masala Bay (Kent)
Masala (Gosport)

South West
Tandoori Nights (Swindon)
Bombay Balti (Bath)
King Balti (Weymouth)

K2 Indian
Millenium Tandoori
Cafe Ishaq

Eager to find out who will be crowned the Curry King or Queen 2013? The English Curry Awards is expected to be a truly spectacular evening celebrating the best of being British Asian. It is most definitely an event not to be missed!

The Awards is organised by Oceanic Consulting, responsible for ethnic promotions across the UK. More details of the event can be found on the Love Curry website.

Aisha an English literature graduate, is a keen editorial writer. She adores reading, theatre, and anything arts related. She is a creative soul and is always reinventing herself. Her motto is: “Life is too short, so eat dessert first!”