The First Ever Asian Restaurant & Takeaway Awards Winners Are Announced

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These are the eateries crowned the best Asian restaurants and takeaways in the country.

The first ever Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards (ARTA) paid tribute to the finest British curry houses in a ceremony held at The O2 Arena, London.

TV chef Ainsley Harriott joined BBC news presenter Samantha Simmonds to congratulate the businesses at the fore of a ยฃ4billion industry that Prime Minister Theresa May described as an ‘immensely important and popular part of British life’.

The winners stretch from east London’s bustling Brick Lane to the small Scottish town of Loanhead and the full list is below:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Siraj Ali (owner of The Maharaja in Benfleet, Essex)
National Champions of Champions: Curry Palace (Cottenham, Cambridge)


National Chef of the Year: Mushfiqur Rahman (chef at Bhaijaan’s Bombay Kitchen in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham)
National Newcomer of the Year: Tamasha (Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex)
Best Thai Restaurant & Takeaway: Bangkok Lounge (Harpenden, Hertfordshire)
Best of Brick Lane: Masala Restaurant (east London)
Best Restaurant & Takeaway in Scotland: The Radhuni (Loanhead, Midlothian)
Best Restaurant & Takeaway in Northern Ireland: Bangla (Bangor)
Best Restaurant & Takeaway in Wales:ย The Grand Sultan (Port Talbot)
Best Restaurant & Takeaway in South East:ย The New Curry Centre (Horsham, West Sussex)
Best Restaurant & Takeaway in East Anglia:ย Cam Spice (Cambridge)
Best Restaurant & Takeaway in South Central:ย Spice Lounge (Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey)
Best Restaurant & Takeaway in South West:ย Spice Club (Bridgwater, Somerset)
Best Restaurant & Takeaway in Kent: Taj Barming (Maidstone, Kent)
Best Restaurant & Takeaway in North London: Bayleaf Restaurant (Whetstone, London)
Best Restaurant & Takeaway in East London: Grand Trunk Road (Woodford, London)
Best Restaurant & Takeaway in North East: The Vine Indian Cuisine (Sheffield)
Best Restaurant & Takeaway in North West: Hot Chilli Restaurant (Bolton, Greater Manchester)
Best Restaurant & Takeaway in East Midlands: The Spice Lounge (Rushden, Northamptonshire)
Best Restaurant & Takeaway in West Midlands: Royal Bengal (Coventry, West Midlands)

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