Finalists for the 9th English Curry Awards 2019 are announced

Finalists for the 9th annual English Curry Awards 2019 have been announced following a wave of nominations from across the country.

The awards will acknowledge and celebrate the effort, attitude, devotion and service that the very best individuals and establishments of the English Curry industry put into every single meal.

The lavish, black-tie awards ceremony is due to take place on the 19th of August at The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre.

Irfan Younis, CEO of Oceanic Consulting said: “We are so excited to announce the finalists for the 9th English Curry Awards 2019. They have not only faced the recent challenges but have indeed grown from them. The curry industry represents so much more than just food: it celebrates history, community and innovation and we cannot wait to celebrate the achievements of those who work within the industry and succeed. ”

With 13 years of experience, Oceanic Consulting host annual award ceremonies in major English, Scottish and Irish cities. Campaigns include the Curry Awards, Asian Business, Asian Food, British Muslim, British Indian and Britain’s Asian Wedding Awards.

The finalists for the English Curry Awards 2019 are:

Restaurant of the Year

North West

Usha Indian Restaurant (Brunley)

Thira Restaurant (Blackburn)

Bombay 8 Indian Restaurant (Warrington)

Buraq (Preston)

KingfishR Indian Cuisine (Cheshire)

Passage To India (Crewe)

Royal Balti House (Bolton)

Spice Valley (Bolton)

Spiceology (Crewe)

Sunam Tandoori Indian Restaurant (Blackpool)

 

North East

Jashn Restaurant (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Ahar Cuisine (Whitley Bay)

Cafe’ India (South Shields)

Delhi 6 (South Shields)

Indian Brasserie (South Shields)

Jaipur Exclusive Indian Restaurant & Takeaway (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Lal Khazana (Alnwick)

Shikara (Whitley Bay)

 

Yorkshire and the Humber

Cinnamon Lounge (Wakefield)

Paprika Lounge (Heaton Village)

Viraaj Restaurant (Sheffield)

Kashmiri Aroma (Wakefield)

LaLa’s Restaurant (Wakefield)

Zolsha (Howden)

Balti House (Keighley)

Shama Balti Indian Restaurant (Huddersfield)

Bengal Brasserie (Leeds)

Bombay Lounge (Brunley Road)

 

East Midlands

Ashiana (Newark, Nottinghamshire)

Lime Indian Restaurant & Takeaway (Nottingham)

Heritage India (Leicester)

Akbar Balti (Nottingham)

The Cinnamon Lounge (Harborough)

Everest Inn (Newark, Nottinghamshire)

Mahmaan (Derby)

Spice Bazzar (Leicester)

 

West Midlands

Lloyds Indian Restaurant (Knowle, Solihull)

Planet Bollywood (Stroke-on-Tent)

Millennium Balti (Leamington Spa)

Indigo Restaurant (Wolverhampton)

Jiyaan Restaurant (Birmingham)

Roshni (Stroke-on-Trent)

Aladdin’s Indian Dining (Stratford-upon-Avon)

Zengz (Solihull)

 

East of England

Lalbagh Indian Restaurant (Cambridge)

Spice Lounge Restaurant (Mildenhall Suffolk)

New Delhi Indian Restaurant (Grays)

Indian Ocean (Cambridge)

Jalsa Ghar restaurant (Dunmow)

The Tiffin Truck (Cambridge)

Cam Spice (Cambridge)

Zaika (Ipswich)

Dhaba at Fifteen (Norwich)

 

South East

Jai Ho (Horley)

Maaya Indian Kitchen (Milton Keynes)

Saffron Summer (Surrey)

Purple Mango Restaurant (Banbury)

The Akash (Portsmouth)

Curry Bengal (Horley)

Dosa Club (Crawley)

Masala City (Chichester)

Elaichi (Frimley)

 

South West

Aroma (Gloucester)

Ruchi Indian Restaurant (Swindon)

Eastern Eye (Newton Abbot)

Himalayan Spice (Liskeard)

Joy Raj Restaurant (Bristol)

Guddi and Gikki (Taunton)

Mint and Mustard (Taunton)

Spice Lodge (Cheltenham)

The Jewel in the Crown (Swindon)

Namaste (Wiltshire)

 

Most Wanted Restaurant of the Year

North West

Anar Kali (Haslingden)

Babar Elephant (Lancanshire)

Bukhara (Preston)

Ashiana Indian Restaurant (Preston)

Whitecroft Indian Bar & Restaurant (Accrington)

Meherin Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant (Blackpool)

Holdi Rainford Indian Restaurant (Saint Helens)

Mangrove Restaurant (Bolton)

Scene Indian Street Kitchen (Manchester)

 

North East

Ma’ida Table Spread (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Namaste Indian Restaurant (South Shields)

Radhuni (South Shields)

Spice Restaurant & Bar (Bedale)

The Sultan of Jarrow (Jarrow)

Zeera Indian Cuisine (South Shields)

Amaani at the Pumphouse (Durham)

Dabbawal High Bridge (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Memories of India (Slough)

 

Yorkshire and the Humber

Shimla Spice (Shipley)

Curry Corner (Silsden)

Gate of India Restaurant (Leeds)

Khalid’s Desi (Keighley)

Kiplings Restaurant (Halifax)

Lala’s Restaurant Huddersfield (Huddersfield)

Rice N Spice (Wakefield)

Royal Delhi Restaurant (Brighouse)

Shama (Bingley)

Thaal Indian Cuisine (Lancashire)

 

East Midlands

Saagar Restaurant (Sherwood)

Shalimar (Matlock)

Tamatanga (Nottingham)

Nazz Spice of Middleton (Middleton)

Curry 2 Night (Derbyshire)

Calcutta Club (Nottingham)

Kayal (Leicester)

Mewar Haveli Indian Restaurant (Nottingham)

Anoki (Nottingham)

Castle View (Lincoln)

 

West Midlands

New Talbot Bar & Grill (West Bromwich)

Akash Balti (West Bromwich)

Balti Towers (Halesowen)

Lamp Restaurant & Bar  (Wednesbury)

Anju’s Indian Restaurant (Wolverhampton)

Bombay Pickles (Stourbridge)

Himalaya Restaurant (Longbridge)

Nashaa (Coventry)

Raja Monkey (Hall Green)

Indiluxe Restaurant (Stourbridge)

 

East of England

Navadhanya (Cambridge)

Pipasha Restaurant (Cambridge)

Taj Tandoori (Cambridge)

Tamarind Fine Indian Dining (Woodbastwick Road)

The Fat Buddha (Berkhamsted)

Indian Ocean (Essex)

Diya Royal (Bedford)

Gandhi Indian Cuisine (Norfolk)

Raja Restaurant (Cambridge)

 

South East

India Gate (West Sussex)

The Indian Queen (Banbury)

Cardamom Bay (West Sussex)

Spice Lounge (Mytchett)

The Vine and Spice (Oxfordshire)

The Snooty Mehmaan (Oxfordshire)

The Ancient Raj (Canterbury)

 

South West

Baburchi Cuisine (Gloucester)

Urban Tandoor (Bristol)

Prithvi (Gloucestershire)

Bhoomi (Cheltenham)

Anokaa (Wiltshire)

The Burj (Swindon)

Table 8  Indian Restaurant (Wedmore)

Chandni (Burnham -on –Sea)

The Spice Merchant (Warchet)

Cinnamon Lounge (Woodlands)

 

Takeaway of the Year

North West

Asha Indian Takeaway (Accrington)

Tuk Tuk Indian Takeaway (Preston)

Naga Spice Indian Takeaway (Blackburn)

Shapla Indian Takeaway Chorley)

Spice Island (Bolton)

Megna  (Blackburn)

Shagor Tandoori Takeaway (Burnley)

 

North East

Jaipur Exclusive Indian Restaurant & Takeaway (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Baltihut (Middlesbrough)

Moja Indian Takeaway (Norton)

Arman’s Traditional Indian Takeaway (Cramlington)

Dilshad Tandoori Indian Takeaway (Stakedord, Northumberland)

Rizq (Herrington)

Passage to India (North Shields)

 

Yorkshire and the Humber

Little India Takeaway (Barnsley)

Delhi-Cious  (Richmond)

Rice n Spice (Wakefield)

Kushi Tandoori (North Yorkshire)

Victoria Golden Tandoori (Scarborough)

Harry’s Takeaway (Batley)

Anisa’s Takeaway (Halifax)

 

East Midlands

Spice Takeaway (Nottingham)

Chutneys (Leicester)

Rikshaw Urban Indian Kitchen (Nottingham)

Alvaston Kebab Curries Takeaway (Derby)

Spice Hut (Derby)

Karikana the Curry Bar (Nottingham)

Spice Bazzar (Leicester)

 

West Midlands

Chutney Express (Birmingham)

Pabna (Leek)

Rickshaw Indian Takeaway (Sutton)

Balti King Take Away (Coventry)

Golden Balti (Birmingham)

Balti 2000 Indian Takeaway (Birmingham)

Lime Pickle (Birmingham)

 

East of England

Ali Spice Indian Takeaway (Norwich)

Raja Restaurant (Cambridge)

Master Chef Indian Takeaway (Luton)

Massala Indian Takeaway (Ipswich)

Zeera Tandoori Takeaway (Bedford)

 

South East

Masala Bay Takeaway (Kent)

Herne Bay Tandoori (Herne Bay)

Malabar Indian Takeaway (Bedford)

Spice Traders (Camberley)

Eastern Cuisine Takeaway (Witney)

The East Asia Co (Berkshire)

Ruchi Takeaway (Maidenhead)

 

South West

Rogan Josh (Cheltenham)

Tiffins (Bristol)

Indian Fast Food (Bristol)

Chaiwalla Indian Street Food (Bath)

Jalasha Indian Takeaway (Bristol)

Mela (Bristol)

 

Takeaway and Home Delivery of the Year

North West

AJWA Indian Takeaway (Manchester)

Hawali Indian Ltd (Burnley)

Kismet Takeaway (Manchester)

Mahbub Indian Takeaway (Manchester)

Delhi 2 Go (Manchester)

Chutney Blue Indian Takeaway (Blackpool)

Ashiana (Manchester)

 

North East

The Viking Tandoori (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Motijheel Indian Takeaway (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Double Taste Indian Cuisine (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Memories of India (Slough)

Fawdon Tandoori (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Sultan’s (Sunderland)

Balti Hut Indian Takeaway (Middlesbrough)

 

Yorkshire and the Humber

Taaj Restaurant & Takeaway (Huddersfield)

Ramzey’s (Wakefield)

Zaikas Takeaway (Wakefield)

Future Balti (Bradford)

Imaad Fast Food Takeaway (Halifax)

Moh’s Indian Take Away (Halifax)

Flying Tandoori (Leeds)

 

East Midlands

Chillis Indian Food to Go (Nottingham)

The Cinnamon Lounge (Leicestershire)

Saagar (Long Eaton)

Mirch Masala (Mansfield)

Akash Tandoori (Loughborough)

Sharmilee (Leicester)

Anstey Balti House (Leicester)

 

West Midlands

Jasmine Indian Takeaway (Coventry)

Tarafdars Indian Takeaway (Birmingham)

Chutney Express Takeaway (Birmingham)

Amaya Indian Takeaway (Birmingham)

Balti King Take Away (Coventry)

Shahi Balti (Wolverhampton)

Lime Pickle (Birmingham)

Vale Curry House (Stoke-on-Trent)

 

East of England

Royal Grill & Sweets (Bedford)

Naims Tandoori (Bedford Road)

Stopsley Surma (Luton)

Spice Lounge (Watford)

Zeera Indian Takeaway (Bury Saint Edmunds)

Quality Authentic Indian Bangladeshi Fusion (Norwich)

Sonali Indian Takeaway (Colchester)

 

South East

Emons (Southampton)

Paprika Indian Takeway (Reading)

Imraan Tandoori (Guildford)

Alamin  (Reading)

The Balaka (Woking)

Indigo, Indian Food To Go (Woking)

Cinnamon Indian Takeaway (Windsor)

 

South West

Moghul (Bath)

All India (Bournemouth)

Bombay Express Indian (Bournemouth)

Akis Indian (Bournemouth)

Rogan Josh (Cheltenham)

All Spice (Bristol)

Saffron Indian Takeaway (Wiltshire)

 

Chef of the Year

North

Usha Indian Restaurant (Burnley)

Thira Restaurant (Blackburn)

Bombay 8 Indian Restaurant (Warrington)

Buraq (Preston)

Jashn Restaurant (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Shikara (Whitley Bay)

Tharavadu Restaurant (Leeds)

Viraaj Restaurant (Sheffield)

Kashmiri Aroma (Wakefield)

The Original Third Eye (Manchester)

 

Midlands

Ashiana (Newark)

Lime Indian Restaurant & Takeaway (Nottingham)

Heritage India (Leicester)

Akbar’s Balti (Nottingham)

Lloyds Indian Restaurant (Knowle, Solihull)

Vale Curry House (Stoke-on-Trent)

Planet Bollywood (Stoke-on-Trent)

Millennium Balti (Leamington Spa)

Basmati Restaurant (Birmingham)

MemSaab (Nottingham)

 

South

Saffron Summer (Chessington)

The Akash (Portsmouth)

The Spice lounge (Mildenhall)

Lalbagh Restaurant (Cambridge)

Navadhanya (Cambridge)

Pipasha Restaurant (Cambridge)

India Gate (Chichester)

The Indian Queen (Banbury)

Jai Ho (Horley)

Maaya Indian Kitchen & Bar (Milton Keynes)

 

Caterer of the Year

North

Coriander Group (Eccles)

Spices & Rices (Batley)

Mann-Salwa Limited (Rochdale)

Zinc Occasions Ltd (Manchester)

Aziz Catering (Bradford)

Euro caterers (Manchester)

Sheridan Suite Catering  (Manchester)

Lola Caterers (Huddersfield)

East West Catering (Halifax)

Mahi Indian Catering (Manchester)

 

Midlands

Chana Catering Services (Bromwich)

Johal Catering (Birmingham)

Punjabi Catering Services (Smethwick)

Five Rivers (Walsall)

Khandhani Catering Services (Smethwick)

Mahir’s Experience (Birmingham)

Jinder Catering (West Bromwich)

Chef Vijay (Walsall)

4 Seasons Catering (Leicester)

Doaba Catering & Events (Birmingham)

 

South

Preeti Catering (Hayes)

Anu Caterers (Basingstoke)

Serani   (Southampton)

Taste of India Catering (Southampton)

Sapna Caterers (Wembley)

Abd Catering Services (High Wycombe)

Maya Catering (Reading)

Bharat Gangaram Caterers (London)

Savera Foods (London)

Veer Events (Barking)

 

The Best of Manchester

Naarangee (Manchester)

Amma’s Canteen (Manchester)

Bundobust (Manchester)

This & That (Manchester)

Chapati Café (Manchester)

Khandoker Restaurant (Manchester)

Arnero Restaurant (Manchester)

Asha’s Restaurant (Manchester)

The Pearl (Manchester)

The Original Third Eye (Manchester)

 

The Best of Birmingham

Pushkar Cocktail Bar and Dining (Birmingham)

The Kingfisher (Birmingham)

The Gateway To India (Birmingham)

Imani’s Restaurant (Birmingham)

Island Inn (Birmingham)

Milan Indian Cuisine (Birmingham)

Royal Watan Kashmiri Restaurant (Birmingham)

Jilabi Indian Restaurant (Birmingham)

Basmati Restaurant (Birmingham)

Lasan Indian Restaurant & Cocktail Bar (Birmingham)

 

Best Team of the Year

Holdi Rainford Indian Restaurant (Saint Helens)

Prashad (Drighlington)

The Valley Junction 397 (Newcastle upon Tyne)

The Thali Restaurant (Bristol)

Indish (Oldham)

Indique (Manchester)

The English Raj  (Brigwater)

Gandhi Indian Cuisine (Norfolk)

29 States the Indian Kitchen (York)

Barton Rouge Indian (Chester)

 

Best Restaurant Design & Ambience

Spice Lounge (Burford)

Aakash (Cleckheaton)

Anokaa (Wiltshire)

Warwick Spice Indian (Warwick)

Masala Bazaar (Carlisle)

Taj Tandoori (Cambridge)

Chilis Indian Restaurant (Newbury)

The Ancient Raj (Canterbury)

Ziya Asian Grill   (Manchester)

Mayur Indian Restaurant (Liverpool)

 

Best Customer Service

Manzil Restaurant (Birmingham)

The Capital (Durham City)

Mumbai Lounge (York)

MemSaab (Nottingham)

Cinnamon Spice (Lancashire)

Rumi by Bukhara (Liverpool)

Shajan (Blackburn)

Castle Cuisine (Newark)

Urban Tandoor (Bristol)

 

Nepalese Restaurant of The Year

The Great Kathmandu Restaurant (Manchester)

The Gurkha Restaurant (Chelmsford)

Gurkha’s Inn (Winchester)

Momo House (Reading)

Jojolapa Nepalese Bar & Kitchen (Birmingham)

The Yak and Yeti Gurkha Restaurant (North Yorkshire)

Mount Everest (Derby)

Gorkha Palace (Tutbury)

Mount Gurkha Spice (Nottingham)

Namaste Nepal (Manchester)

 

Bangladeshi Restaurant of The Year

Sylhet Bangla (Blackburn)

Bangla Pride Restaurant (Leicestershire)

Sunar Bangla (Tadcaster)

Basmati Restaurant (Birmingham)

Rajnagar Bangladeshi Kitchen (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Chef’s Takeaway & Restaurant (Leeds)

Bengal Brasserie (Leeds)

Bangla Lounge (West Midlands)

Little Bangla (Oldbury)

Joy Bangla (West Yorkshire)

 

Outstanding Restaurant of The Year

Prana Indian Restaurant (Cambridge)

Bombay cottage (Lincolnshire)

Kathmandu Valley (Kent)

Mewar Haveli Indian Restaurant (Nottingham)

Rani Fine Dining (Manchester)

Viceroy Tandoori (Birmingham)

Tamarind Fine Indian Dining (Norwich)

Lilu (Leicester)

Coconut Lagoon (York)

Koloshi (Cheltenham)

 

Fine Dining Restaurant of The Year

Vadah (Stockton-on-Tees)

Three Rooms (Bedford)

The Banyan Tree (Cambridgeshire)

Tamarind Fine Dining Indian Restaurant (Sevenoaks)

Masala Junction (Nottingham)

Navadhanya (Cambridge)

Indique (Manchester)

MemSaab (Nottingham)

Prithvi (Cheltenham)

Pushkar (Birmingham)

 

Street Food of the Year

Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food (Eastbourne)

Paanchi Indian Street Kitchen (Portsmouth)

Chaiwalla Indian Street Food (Bath)

Cafe Diwali (Salisbury)

Yukti Indian Street Fusion (Liverpool)

Scene Indian Street Kitchen (Manchester)

Indian Tiffin Room (Manchester)

The Indian Streatery (Birmingham)

Indico (Birmingham)

Dhaba at Fifteen (Norwich)

 

South Indian Restaurant of the Year

Nalaas (Derby)

Santhi Restaurant (Leicester)

Madras Authentic Indian (Barnoldswick)

Tharavadu Restaurant (Leeds)

Koinonia south Indian Restaurant (Newark)

Sindhoor South Indian Restaurant (Manchester)

Keralam (Southend-on-Sea)

Amaravathi South Indian Restaurant (Leicester)

The Pepper Vine (Liverpool)

The Standard (Oxford)

 

Vegetarian Restaurant of the Year

Chai Station (Chester)

Chai Paani (Leicester)

Mango (Wetheryby)

Namaste India (Norwich)

Jyoti’s Vegetarian (Birmingham)

Planet India (Brighton)

Mithaas (Leicester)

Sanskruti Restaurant (Manchester)

Shivalli (Leicester)

Bobby’s Restaurant (Leicester)

 

Pakistani Restaurant of the Year

Shabnab Nan kebab (Nottingham)

Taste of Pakistan Restaurant (Birmingham)

Rizouq (Reading)

Mylahore Cafe (Birmingham)

Al-Faisal Tandoori (Manchester)

Mazaa (Manchester)

Lahore Restaurant (Watford)

PIND Restaurant (Bradford)

Lahori Karahi (Manchester)

 

New Restaurant of the Year

 

General Manager of the Year

Shimla Spice (Brunley)

Prana (Cambridge)

Mylahore Cafe (Birmingham)

Delhi 6 (South Shields)

Everest Inn (Newark, Nottinghamshire)

The Tiffin Truck (Cambridge)

Asha’s Restaurant (Manchester)

Heritage India (Leicester)

 

Special Recognition Award

Bollywood Junction (Milton Keynes)

Opheem (Birmingham)

Calcutta Club (Nottingham)

Tamatanga (Nottingham)

Five Spice Restaurant (Belbroughton)

Shalimar Gold (Derby)

The Valley Junction 397(Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Mehek (Essex)

Ahar Cuisine (Whitley Bay)

Paprika Lounge (Heaton Village)

 

Curry Entrepreneur of the Year

Curry Lover of the Year

Curry King or Queen

Critics’ Choice Restaurant of the Year