The Federation of Bangladeshi Caterers (UK)
Grosvenor House Hotel, 86-90, Park Lane, London. W1K 7TN
Sunday 25th November, 2012
Photos Above: Mr Yawar Khan and Traditional Thai Dancing
A message from Mr Yawar Khan, Chairman of FoBC; CEO and Chairman Asian Curry Awards
'It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 3rd Asian Curry Awards Gala Dinner at this iconic location. This evening is the first and only such ceremony to unite different ethnic cuisines on one platform.
'Tonight's event will shine a much deserved spotlight on the men and women who have brought the curry nation's favourite dish. Year after year the awards throw up new and exciting examples of the skills innovation and dedication of the catering sector. Without fail I find myself dazzled by the flair and skill of the winners, whose willingness to invest in their businesses and communities have helped the curry become the norm in local life in the UK.
'Training and apprenticeships are vital for growth in any sector, especially for the catering industry. The Federation of Bangladeshi Caterers is working with the Hospitality Guild and People 1st to develop centres of excellence, where the next generation of chefs can gain the confidence and skills needed to launch their careers. The idea behind these centres of excellence is to help solve the problem of staff shortages within the Asian and Oriental catering sector, making buisnesses more competitive and helping to reduce unemployment.
'In these difficult economic times for the catering industry the Federation of Bangladeshi Caterers continues to work on behalf of Asian caterers the breadth and width of the UK. I urge you all to become members of our organisation to help us further strength our catering sector and safeguard its incredible success for the next generation.
'I would like to personally thank all of you for coming to these awards and for supporting the catering sector. I would like to extend a very special thank you to our sponsors, and wish all of you a wonderful evening.'
Photos Above: Entertainment - Traditional Thai Dancing
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE AWARD WINNERS!
Ning Malaysian WINNER - Best Malaysian Award
The Burton Building, 92-94, Oldham Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester. M4
Kampung Ali Malaysian - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Lothian. EH3 9QG
Rasa Sayang - HIGHLY COMMENDED
5, Macclesfield Street, London. W1
Yum Yum Thai WINNER - Best Thai Restaurant Award - London
187, High Street, Stoke Newington, London. N16
Thai Lounge WINNER - Best Thai Restaurant Award - South of England
52, High Street, Lingfield, Surrey.
Oishiii WINNER - Best Japanese Restaurant Award
67, Church Street, Stoke Newington, London. N16
Everest Inn WINNER - Best Nepalese Restaurant Restaurant Award
41, Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, London. SE3
Naga WINNER - Best Chinese Restaurant Award
2, Abingdon Road, London. W8
Everest Inn - HIGHLY COMMENDED
113, Station Road, Ashford, Kent.
Anokha WINNER - Best Restaurant Award - City of London
2, Creechurch Lane, Fenchurch, London. EC3
The Shad - HIGHLY COMMENDED
96, Tooley Street, London. SE1
Itihaas WINNER - Best Restaurant Award - Scotland
17-19, Eskbank Road, Dalkeith, Edinburgh.
The Nawaabs - HIGHLY COMMENDED
33, Summer Street, Aberdeen.
Moidul's Rawalpindi - HIGHLY COMMENDED
62, King Street, Twickenham, London.
Chak 89 - HIGHLY COMMENDED
105, Bond Street, Mitcham, Surrey.
Curry Royal - HIGHLY COMMENDED
33, Hartfield Road, Wimbledon, London. SW19
Rajdoot Tandoori - HIGHLY COMMENDED
107a, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent.
Indian Moment - HIGHLY COMMENDED
47, Northcote Road, Battersea, London. SW11
Stoneleigh Brasserie - HIGHLY COMMENDED
17-19, Stoneleigh Broadway, Epsom, Surrey.
Bayleaf Indian Takeaway WINNER - Best Takeaway Award - City of London
1342, High Road, Whetstone, London. N20
Jamuna Tandoori - HIGHLY COMMENDED
249, High Street, South Woodford, London. E18
Mango Lounge WINNER - Best Restaurant Award - London & Home Counties
9, Datchet Road, Windsor, Berkshire.
Photos Above: Pat Chapman announces the 'Best Restaurant Award - London and Home Counties,' at FoBC's The Asian Curry Awards 2012. Pat Chapman congratulates Ashwani Kumar, Executive Chef at The Mango Lounge, Windsor, Berkshire.
Lal Bagh - HIGHLY COMMENDED
7, Chalk Hill, Bushey, Watford, Hertfordshire.
Everest Tandoori WINNER - Best Takeaway - London Suburbs
76, High Street, Canvey Island, Essex.
The Polash WINNER - Best Takeaway - London Home Counties
449, Princes Road, Dartford, Kent.
Ruchi Takeaway - HIGHLY COMMENDED
5, Station Approach, Sanderstead, Surrey.
Spice of Bengal WINNER - Best Restaurant Award - South West
13-15, Wood Street, Town Centre, Calne, Wiltshire.
The Mysore - HIGHLY COMMENDED
101, High Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire.
The Last Days of the Raj WINNER - Best Restaurant Award - North
168, Kells lane, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
Indian Brasserie - HIGHLY COMMENDED
151, Long Lane, Upton, Chester, Cheshire.
Rafiks - HIGHLY COMMENDED
141-145, Botchergate, Carlisle.
The Days of the Raj - HIGHLY COMMENDED
49, Great North Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear.
Maha-Bharat WINNER - Best Restaurant Award - Devon and Cornwall
7, Mill Street, Kingsbridge, Devon.
Golden Bengal - HIGHLY COMMENDED
343, High Street, Swanage, Dorset.
Malabar WINNER - Best Restaurant Award - West Midlands
315, Penn Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
Balti Dilshad - HIGHLY COMMENDED
132, Hagley Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands.
Mazza - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Pegasus Court, Wellingborough Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire.
The Mint - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Clerkson Street, Mansfield, Nottingham.
The Sheesh Mahal WINNER - Best Restaurant Award - Wales
53-55, Stepney Street, Llanelli, Dyfed.
The Bengal Lounge - HIGHLY COMMENDED
106, Pisgah Street, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend, Cardiff.
Araminta's Indian Takeaway WINNER - Best Takeaway Award - East Midlands
2, Wootton Hope Drive, Wootton Fields, Northamptonshire.
Royal Tandoori WINNER - Best Restaurant Award - East Midlands
88-90, Rockingham Road, Corby, Northamptonshire.
Cosham Balti House WINNER - Best Takeaway Award - SE of England
208, Havant Road, Drayton, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Mahaan WINNER - Best Restaurant Award - SE of England
177-181, Montague Street, Worthing, Sussex.
Memories of India - HIGHLY COMMENDED
9b, The Board Walk, Waterfront, Brighton Marina, Sussex.
Elizabethan Cottage Tandoori - HIGHLY COMMENDED
130-136, Old London Road, Preston Park, Brighton, Sussex.
Taj Cuisine - HIGHLY COMMENDED
1, Walderslade Centre, Walderslade Road, Chatham, Kent.
Spice Lounge - HIGHLY COMMENDED
96a, Preston Street, Faversham, Kent.
India Gate - HIGHLY COMMENDED
14, Saint Pancras, Chichester, West Sussex.
Nizam - HIGHLY COMMENDED
42-44, High Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex.
Cafe Rasoi - HIGHLY COMMENDED
55-57, High Street, Heathfield, East Sussex.
Orkide Thai Restaurang WINNER - Best Thai Restaurant Award - Europe
Medborgarplatsen 3, 118 72, Stockholm, Sweden.
Indian Garden WINNER - Best Restaurant Award - Europe
Heleneborgsgatan, 15 117 31, Stockholm, Sweden.
Restaurang Ho's WINNER - Best Chinese Restaurant Award - Europe
Hornsgatan, 151, Stockholm, Sweden.
Shanti Indisk Softcorner
Katarina Bangata 58, 116 39, Stockholm, Sweden.
Moshin Miah WINNER - Young Restaurateur of the Year Award
Maharani, 194, Halfway Street, Sidcup, Kent.
Zakir Ahmed - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Spice Island, 100, Main Street, Shildon, Durham.
Namaste Kitchen WINNER - Best Newcomer Award - WINNER - Asian and Oriental Best Chef Award
64, Parkway, Primrsoe Hill, Camden, London.
Maharaja at the Bandstand - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Central Parade, Herne Bay, Kent.
S4 Shampan at The Spinning Wheel - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Grays Road, Westerham, Kent.
Norman Musa WINNER - Young Asian and Oriental Chef Award
Ning, The Burton Building, 92-94, Oldham Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester.
Cinnamon Spice - HIGHLY COMMENDED
4, Eureka Place, Trinity Road, Ashford, Kent.
Desi Indian Dining Club - HIGHLY COMMENDED
59, Orsett Road, Grays, Essex.
Indigo - HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Precinct, Romiley, Stockport, Tyne and Wear.
Khushboo - HIGHLY COMMENDED
69, Balcombe Road, Horley, Surrey.
Imli Restaurant - HIGHLY COMMENDED
167-169, Wardour Street, London. W1
Satay House Malaysian - HIGHLY COMMENDED
13, Sale Place, Stoke Newington, London. W2
Photos Above: Pat Chapman and the Winners! in the Great Room, Grosvenor House