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High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and politicians Chris Grayling MP, Keith Vaz MP. Anne Main MP, Alok Sharma MP, Andrew Rosindell MP and Rushanara Ali MP. In total more than 1600 people attended, coming not just from all over the country, but internationally as well. While they witnessed keynote speeches from Enam Ali, and David Cameron, the main focus of the Awards was of course the restaurants themselves. From a staggering 236,000 public nominations received this year via app, email and post, winners were selected from their respective category shortlists and announced at the event as follows:


Best Spice Restaurant Scotland: Karma, Whitburn


Best Spice Restaurant North East: Raval, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne


Best Spice Restaurant North West: The Viceroy, Carlisle, Cumbria


Best Spice Restaurant Midlands: Mem Saab, Leicester


Best Spice Restaurant Wales: Bokhara, Pen-y-Fai, Bridgend


Best Spice Restaurant: South East: Chez Mumtaj, St Albans, Herts


Best Spice Restaurant South West: Myristica, Bristol


Best Spice Restaurant Central London and City: Benares, Berkeley Square


Best Spice Restaurant London Outer and Suburbs: Indian Moment, Battersea


Best Newcomer: Shampan 4 at the Spinning Wheel, Westerham, Kent


There was also a Best


Takeaway Award, in association with sponsors Just Eat, the online takeaway ordering service. The winner of this year’s award was the Polash Tandoori, in Dartford, Kent. Each year British Curry


Awards also presents the Special Recognition Award to an infl uential culinary personality, with past winners including Atul Kochar, Madhur Jaffrey, Cyrus Todiwala OBE, Anjum Anand, Heston Blumenthal OBE, Shelim Hussain MBE and Dipna Anand. This year, the award was presented to Mohammed Aslam MBE of Aagrah Group, a man who


has been extremely infl uential, starting up the Aagrah chain from nothing and building it up to being the biggest of its type in the UK. The audience were treated to


a fantastic feast, with a menu that included chaat, lamb rogon and chips, murgh malai, balti paneer, daal, Le Raj saffron rice and naan bread. Catering was by the award winning chefs at Le Raj in Epsom. There was also top notch entertainment from Shapla Saqlique and a stunning dance fashion show conceptualised by Awards producer Justine Ali and Debbie Astelle. Not long before the event was held, the world was shocked by the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. It was a popular choice when Justine announced this as the chosen charity for the evening. Guests willingly put their hands in their pockets and raised an impressive sum to help alleviate the suffering of those caught up in this terrible natural disaster. After the awards ended


guests left full and happy with just one thought on their minds. How on earth is Enam going to top this in 2014? Rest assured he is already working on it! n


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