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The Ashiana Indian Restaurant and Hotel based at North Mushkham, Newark proved it is the RAJ of All Indian restaurants after scooping top prize in the annual Curry Life Awards in London.
By: Ashiana Indian Restaurant
The unsung heroes behind Britain's favourite cuisine were honoured once again at the Curry Life Awards on Sunday, 7 October 2018 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, Central London. The Curry Life annual awards showcase the very best of the best in Curry industry has to offer, rewarding those who strive towards providing a unique experience, with excellent food, service and ambience.
The curry Chefs and restaurateurs from across the country have picked up the coveted award in front of an audience of more than 700 people at a gala event hosted by the Journalist and Broadcaster, Jon Snow.
An impressive 500,000 votes were counted in total - our biggest tally yet - and the winners reflect the diverse range of movers and shakers across the country within Curry Industry.
Highlight of this year's Curry Life Awards were the additional trade show event the World Curry Expo all things curry food and drinks show during the day where thousands of visitors flocked in to interact with suppliers from the Curry and catering industry and looked for deals and bargains for their businesses.
At this year's Award Ceremony, KORMA has been crowned king of the curries for diners. The mild dish is Britain's most popular Indian cuisine. It was named by almost a quarter of restaurants as their biggest seller, with jalfrezi finishing second on 17%, followed by tikka masala.
Other offerings in the top 10 included rogan josh, vindaloo and balti, a poll conducted by by Curry Life. Cobra Beer founder Lord Karan Bilimoria announced the full results of the survey at the National Curry Life Awards in London.
He said: "Not many people would have thought korma was more popular than dishes such as tikka masala and balti – so the survey findings really are fascinating from that point of view. More than 2,000 curry bosses were quizzed for the poll.
"We are delighted Cobra continues to be the nation's favourite beer with all curry dishes. "Curry remains one of the country's favourite takeaway foods – and now we know that korma is king."
Here is the list of winners for Curry Life Awards Winners 2018:
Winners in Best Restaurants Category:
The Matsya , Central London
Shozna – Best in Kent
Cinnamon Lounge – Best in West Yorkshire
The Don – Best in Buckinghamshire
Ashiana Restaurant & Hotel – Best in Nottinghamshire
Anayas – Best in Derbyshire
Bombay 8 – Best in Cheshire North
Blue Tiffin – Best in Staffordshire
Riverside Spice – Best in Essex
Alcombe Tandoori – Best in Somerset
Shampan – Best in Tyneside
The Whitecroft Indian Restaurant – Best in Lancashire
Indian Sizzler – Best in Hertfordshire
Bombay Quay – Best in Cheshire Central
Himalayas Bridgnorth – Best in Shropshire
Ocean Spice – Best in East Sussex
Forts of India – Best in Cheshire West
Best in Europe Category: Shanti Culture Club, Stockholm, Sweden
Winners in Best Chef Category:
Chef Askor Ali, Mahaan Restaurant, Worthing, West Sussex
Chef Abdul Hai, The Indian Ocean, Histon, Cambridge
Chef Sheikh Kamrul Islam, Cliffe Spice, Rochester, Kent
Chef Alam Hussain, Taste of Paradise, Newport, Shropshire
Chef Ansar Miah, Markyate Spice, Markyate, Herts
Chef Steven Lee, Hakkaland, Harrow, Middlesex
Best Customers Choice Category:
Mumtaz Lounge, Northampton
Biggles Lounge, Biggleswade, Herts
Inaga Restaurant, West Wickham
Akash Tandoori, Wandsworth
Three Spices, Ruddington, Notts
Jashn Restaurant, Salwell, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Winner in Best Takeaway Category:
Captain Korma, Grays, Essex
Caterer M A Rahim Memorial Award:
Bazloor Rashid MBE
International Honour Award:
Kazi Hassan, Executive Chef Hilton Singapore
Curry Life Awards and Gala Dinner was organised in partnership with the takeaway food ordering app, Just Eat. It was also supported by: Cobra Beer, Unisoft Solutions, Pepsi and Travel Links Worldwide.
Syed Belal Ahmed, who is the Editor of Curry Life Magazine, which organises the Curry Life Awards, added: "We have been championing the British curry cuisine for many years and despite being hit hard by several recessions, it has managed to survive and flourish.
"There are pressing issues that need to be resolved, such as relaxing overseas work permits and a sensible discussion about spiralling business rates, but awards ceremony was about recognition and celebration of much loved British curry."
Restaurateur Shaiqul Miah who runs the Ashiana Group, said: "It's great honour to be recognised and I would like to thank my team for their hard work and our customers who've inspired us to keep improving and experimenting.
"Regulars at the restaurant are often used to test out new dishes with their opinion helping fine-tune new creations."
Mr Miah added: "Diners have a real appreciation of Indian cuisine nowadays and aren't going to settle for second best. I'm just happy that I have contributed towards curry being the British national dish.
"People love Indian food and chefs in the UK have a unique take on Indian cuisine. It's not surprising given the history between the two countries."
Other guests at the event included: Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder and chairman of Cobra Beer, Rushanara Ali MP, Wes Streeting MP, Rupa Haq MP and Paul Scully MP.
Photo: (l-r)Journalist and Broadcaster, Mr Jon Snow Awards Ceremony host, Mr Paul Scully MP, Mr Shaiqul Miah, and Olivia Morgan Fleet from Ashiana Restaurant Group and Mr Tipu Hoque from Unisoft Solutions.
For further information, photos, interview, please contact: Syed Ahmed 07956 439458.
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