Winners for the 1st Welsh Asian Food Awards 2019 are revealed

Winners for the first ever Welsh Asian Food Awards 2019 have been revealed after a glamorous, black-tie awards ceremony was held at the Exchange Hotel on Monday the 2nd of December in Cardiff.

The Award ceremony is the first of its kind and exists to recognise and reward a variety of Asian restaurants, takeaways and eateries across Wales. The campaign began in Scotland last year and has since been delivered in England, Ireland, London and has now come to Wales.

The campaign recognises those who work their hardest to service the Asian food industry which is growing and diversifying each year. The event celebrated the achievements of businesses and individuals who connect communities through food and culture. Categories included Japanese Restaurant of the Year, Asian Fusion Restaurant of the Year and 5 Star Indian Restaurant of the Year, reflecting Wales’ love for all kinds of Asian cuisine.

The Welsh Asian Food Awards 2019 were organised by Oceanic Consulting – the UK’s leading ethnic awards company. CEO Irfan Younis said:  “I’d like to say a massive congratulations to all winners and finalists from the first ever Welsh Asian Food Awards 2019. This campaign designed to honour all varieties of Asian cuisine has done brilliantly across the UK. We’re proud to honour and celebrate the individuals who open Wales’ doors to Asia’s kitchen.”

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

Winners are as follows:

5 Star Indian Restaurant of the Year North Wales: Indian Lounge (Mold)

5 Star Indian Restaurant of the Year Mid Wales: Raj Mahal (Llanidloes)

5 Star Indian Restaurant of the Year South West: Dwbis (Llanelli)

5 Star Indian Restaurant of the Year South East: Mint Room Barry (Barry)

5 Star Indian Restaurant of the Year Cardiff: Duchess of Delhi (Cardiff)

 

5 Star Indian Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner: Indian Lounge (Mold)

Outstanding Indian Restaurant of the Year North Wales: Meghna Tandoori (Beaumaris)

Outstanding Indian Restaurant of the Year Mid Wales: The Mirchi (Rhayader)

Outstanding Indian Restaurant of the Year South West: Rasoi Waterfront (Swansea)

Outstanding Indian Restaurant of the Year South East: Raduni (Monmouth)

Outstanding Indian Restaurant of the Year Cardiff: Empire Indian Restaurant (Cardiff)

 

Outstanding Indian Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner: Rasoi Waterfront (Swansea)

 

Chinese Restaurant of the Year North Wales: Jasmine (Bangor)

Chinese Restaurant of the Year Mid Wales: Kong’s Restaurant (Abergavenny)

 Chinese Restaurant of the Year South West: Dragon Palace (Saundersfoot)

Chinese Restaurant of the Year South East: Golden Star (Pontypool)

Chinese Restaurant of the Year Cardiff: Hotpot Spot (Cardiff)

 

Chinese Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner: Hotpot Spot (Cardiff)

 

Japanese Restaurant of the Year: Asaga (Newport)

 

Bangladeshi Restaurant of the Year: Paanshee Restaurant (Prestatyn)

Indian Takeaway of the Year: Royal Balti (Barry)

5 Star Indian Takeaway of the Year: Castle Gate Indian Restaurant (Caerphilly)

 

Takeaway & Home Delivery of the Year: Bangkok Express Takeaway (Swansea)

Asian Takeaway of the Year: Panda House (Newport)

 

Nepalese Restaurant of the Year: Ruchi (Bridgend)

Thai Restaurant of the Year: Bangkok Express Takeaway (Swansea)

Malaysian Restaurant of the Year: Nora’s Kitchen (Tenby)

Korean Restaurant of the Year: Seoul House Restaurant (Cardiff)

Asian Fusion Restaurant of the Year: Lotus Restaurant & Take-Away (Carmarthen)

South Indian Restaurant of the Year: Ponnuswamy Restaurant (Cardiff)

Best Vegetarian Establishment: Cinnamon Tree (Abergavenny)

Unique Asian Restaurant of the Year: Rasoi Indian Kitchen (Swansea)

Middle Eastern Restaurant of the Year: Mezza Luna (Cardiff)

Outstanding Middle Eastern Restaurant of the Year: Falafilo Island (Newport)

Turkish Restaurant of the Year: Mezze Me (Abergavenny)

Turkish Takeaway of the Year: Turkish Kitchen (Swansea)

Cantonese Restaurant of the Year: Garden Hotel & Cantonese Restaurant (Bangor)

Organisers Award for Outstanding Restaurant: Mirchi Indo Pak Cuisine (Cardiff)