Here are the winners of English Curry Awards 2014

Ahmed S Choudhury, Chairman of Channel S and owner of Rajpoot Restaurant received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 4th annual English Curry Awards held recently in Manchester.

More than 10,000 nominations came in from all across England for this year’s English Curry Awards.

“To be amongst such passionate people who love what they do is truly inspiring. The English Curry Awards aims to recognise that dedication,” said Yasmin Mahmood, Operations Director of event organisers Oceanic Consulting. “It was a fantastic evening and I would like to thank everyone for attending and a big thank you to our sponsors. Congratulations to all our winners and finalists, and I hope to see you next year.”

The glam event was hosted by Sunny and Shay Grewal, the couple from the Bafta nominated Channel 4’s ‘The Family’, who currently presents a show on BBC Radio London 94.9fm.

The event also raised just over £1500 for the official charity partners The Well Foundation.

English Curry Awards 2014 Winners

Curry Lover of the Year
Winner: Adventures in Curryland

Healthy Curry Provider
Winner: Clapham Tandoori (London)

Best Marketing Campaign
Winner: Shimla Spice (Shipley)

Best Restaurant Design
Winner: Tipu Sultan (Birmingham)

Maitre D’ of the Year
Winner: Mohammed Khalid (Sheesh Mahal, Banbury)

Curry King or Queen 2014
Winner: Dipna Anand (Brilliant Restaurant, Southall)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Ahmed S Choudhury (Chairman of Channel S and owner of Rajpoot Restaurant)

New Restaurant of the Year
Winner: Khanage Indian Restaurant (London)

Caterer the Year
Winner: Greenleaf Service (Southall)

Best of Manchester
Winner: Akbar’s

Team/Service of the Year
(Nine regional winners and one overall winner)

Overall Winner: Pride of Sylhet (Dunmow)

North East Winner: New Bengal Indian Restaurant (Newcastle)
North West Winner: Maharajah Restaurant (Liverpool)
Yorkshire Winner: Hansas Gujarati Vegetarian Restaurant (Leeds)
East Midlands Winner: The Curry Fever (Leicester)
West Midlands Winner: Indigo Restaurant (Wolverhampton)
East Winner: Pride of Sylhet (Dunmow)
South East Winner: Indian Melody (Southampton)
South West Winner: Nibana (Plymouth)
London Winner: The Coriander Leaf (Ealing)

Chef of the Year
(Three regional winners and one overall winner)

Overall Winner: Arvind Horo (Papa Js, Milton Keynes)

North Winner: Niom Ullah (Cutlers Spice, Sheffield)
Midlands Winner: Dev Matharoo (Flamingo Bar & Grill)
South Winner: Arvind Horo (Papa Js, Milton Keynes)

Takeaway of the Year
(Nine regional winners and one overall winner)

Overall Winner: Raja Indian Cuisine (Cambridge)

North East Winner: Indian Cottage (County Durham)
North West Winner: Indian Express (Preston)
Yorkshire Winner: Medina Bismillah (Huddersfield)
East Midlands Winner: Chutney’s (Leicester)
West Midlands Winner: Lime Pickle (West Midlands)
East Winner: Raja Indian Cuisine (Cambridge)
South East Winner: Masala Bay (Kent)
South West Winner: Papa Raj (Plymouth)
London Winner: K2 Indian Takeaway (Wimbledon)

Restaurant of the Year
(Nine regional winners and one overall winner)

Overall Winner: Akbar’s (Newcastle)

North East Winner: Akbar’s (Newcastle)
North West Winner: Bollywood Masala Restaurant (Manchester)
Yorkshire Winner: Aakash Restaurant (Bradford)
East Midlands Winner: Haveli Fine Dining Restaurant (Nottingham)
West Midlands Winner: Pabna (Leek)
East Winner: Rang Mohol (Cambridge)
South East Winner: Jai Ho (Surrey)
South West Winner: Rajpoot (Bath)
London Winner: Chak 89


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