30/10/2011 - For Immediate Release

Spice Awards 2011 Hailed as a Massive Success

The Spice Times National Restaurant Awards held their second flagship awards and
gala event on the 30th October at the prestigious London Hilton, Park Lane.

The star packed event was a huge success with over 1000 guests and dignitaries in
attendance. Some of the dignitaries included Rt. Hon. Bob Neil MP (under secretary
of state), Rt. Hon. Angela Watkinson MP (Lord Commissioner HM Treasury), Ken
Livingstone, Rt. Hon Rushanara Ali MP, Mayor Lutfur Rahman and Lord Karan Bilimoria.

The event was hosted by ITV Daybreak’s Tasmin Lucia Khan. Celebrities in attendance
included singer song writer Rishi Rich and Veronica to name just a few.

The highest accolade of the evening, best restaurant in the UK went to Tarana
Restaurant in Crawley, Sussex.

The show featured breathtaking performances from the star of ‘Just Dance’, Karan
Pengali, known worldwide for his expert Bollywood style dancing with his dance troupe
KSpark dancers.

Singer, Mumzy Stranger, one of the UK’s hottest hip-hop acts to come out of the Asian
music scene in a number of years, wowed the crowd with his latest hits and an exclusive
preview of his next release.

Guests enjoyed fine cuisine prepared by the world famous Madhus Catering.

The awards where in association with Pepsi and Allied Foods. Sponsors included J20,
Percy Fox & Co, Blossom Hill, Cobra Beer, UBSN Kingfisher, Westmill Foods, Gold Star
and Wright’s Baking Group, Curries Online, KTC Edibles, Waverley TBS, Jaguar Cars,
Khass Products and Freshen Up.

Media partners included Channel S and BBC Radio amongst others.


National Winner: Tarana Restaurant (Turners Hill, Crawley)

Regional Winners
SCOTLAND - Nawaabs Tandoori - Summer Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
WALES - Chillies Restaurant - 18 St Teila Street, Swansea
WEST MIDLANDS - Balti Bazaar - Pedmore Road, Stourbridge

EAST MIDLANDS - Tamarind Restaurant - 151-153 Wellingborough Road
YORKSHIRE & HUMMER - Red Onion - Southgate, Halifax
NORTH WEST - The Viceroy - Rigg St, Carlisle
NORTH EAST - Spice Island - Market Place, Barnard Castle, Durham
SOUTH WEST - Rajshahi Restaurant - High Street, Tewkesbury
LONDON - The Pride of Asia - Mile End Road, Stepney Green
EAST OF ENGLAND - Bekash Tandoori - Victoria Road, Romford

Regional Competitors & County Champions
Cafe Masala, Bower Lane, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire
Merchant Spice, Fairfield Road, Braintree, Essex
Bengal Paradise, Greatnorth Road, Brookmans Park, Hertforshire

The Mint, Clerkson Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Bollywood Dreams, Greenhill Rise, Corby, Northamptonshire
Eastern Spice, High Street, Irthlingborough, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Laksha Bay, Wapping Lane, Tower Hamlets, E1W
Indian Room, Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12
Shamrat Tandoori Restaurant, Kilburn, NW6

The Last Days of the Raj, Kells Lane, Low Fell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Indigo, Romiley, Stockport, Cheshire, Greater Manchester
Indigo, Denton Street, Carlisle, Cumbria

YORKSHIRE & HUMBERShama Bingley Restaurant, Keighley Road, Bingley, West Yorkshire
The Original DilRaj, High Street, Dodworth, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Cafe Saffron, Hills Lane, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Agra Palace, Abbey Green, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
The Lloyds Indian Restaurant, Station Road, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands

Itihaas, Eskbank Road, Dalkeith, Midlothian,
Verandah Restaurant, Dalry Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian
The Raj, Henderson Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Spice Garden, Church Street, Eastbourne, Sussex
The Raja Of Kent, Union Street, Maidstone, Kent
Curry Inn 84, High Street, Cranleigh, Surrey


Signature Viceroy, Middle Street, Yeovil, Somerset
Viceroy, Culme Way, Dunkeswell, Honiton, Devon

Sheesh Mahal, Stepney Street, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
Ty Asha Balti House, Regent House, Llanrwst, Conwy
Bengal Lounge, 104-106 Pisgah Street, Bridgend, Glamorgan

Suffolk - A Passage to India, Fore Street, Ipswich
Essex - Alishan, Colchester
Hertfordshire - Spice Rouge, High Street, Old Town, Stevenage
Buckinghamshire - Blue Orchid, Sycamore Road, Amersham
Oxfordshire - Shakils, Sheep Street, Bicester
Berkshire – Miah’s, Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood
Surrey - Chak 89, 105 Bond Road, Mitcham
Sussex - Mahaan Restaurant, Montague Street, Worthing
Kent - Cinnamon Spice, Eureka Place, Trinity Road, Ashford
Leicestershire - Ashoka, Melton Road
Northamptonshire - The Maharaja, Wellingborough Road
West Midlands - Malabar Restaurant, Penn Road, Wolverhampton
Somerset - Cardamom Indian Restaurant, Bow Street, Langport
Deeside - Bengal Dynasty Restaurant, Chester Road East, Shotton
Gwent - Tamarind Restaurant & Bar, Blenheim Road, St Dials, Cwmbran
Cardiff - The Cinnamon Tree, 172 Kings Road
London West - Moidul's Rawalpindi, 62 King Street
London Central - Durbar Restaurant, 24 Hereford Road
London South - Nazmin's, 396-398 Garratt Lane
London East – Bengal Lancer, 84 Longbridge Road

Grays - Shampaan, London Road
Harlow - Indian Moment, Elizabeth Way, The Pinnacles
Woodham Ferrers - Spice Restaurant, The Street
Colchester - Ashiana Tandoori, Magdalen Street
Ilford - Jalalabad 2, Eastern Avenue, Newbury Park
Tilbury - Leraj of Tilbury, Broadway
Benfleet - Maharaja, London Road
Chipping Norton - Cafe Le Raj, Horse Fair
Newbury - Indigo Bay, Bartholomew Street
Camberley - New Diwan-EE-Khas, London Road
Chatham - Taj Cuisine, Sherwood House, Walderslade Road
Faversham - Prince Of India, Preston Street
Tunbridge Wells - Raj Pavilion, Grove Hill Road
Bromley - Raj Moni, Plaistow
Sidcup - The Oval Brasserie, The Oval
Belvedere - Spice Master, Nuxley Road
Southfields - Namada, Replingham Road
Beckenham - Spice Society, Croydon Road
Whitechapel - Red Chilli, Leman Street

Hounslow - Karahi Express, Bath Road
Lingfield – Bengal Village

East Of England - Hertfordshire - Surma Tandoori, High Street, Stevenage
London - Tiffin Express, Pitfield Street, Islington
West Midlands - Warwickshire - The Curry Republic, High Street, Henley in Arden
East Midlands - Northamptonshire - Cardamon Indian and Nepalese Take away,
Gainsborough Road, Corby
South East - Kent - Raj Rani Wigmore, Hoath Lane, Wigmore

Ashford - Jalsha Indian Takeaway, Woodlands Parade
Westcliff - Zafran Indian Takeaway, London Road

Note for editors:

Spice Times is a quarterly magazine released throughout the UK aimed at the South
Asian restaurant and catering business. Spice Times is the publication which sets a
standard to inspire, influence and inform. We cover a wide range of topics which are
close to the modern Asian business person and we are always ready to report on what is
going on in the restaurant industry.

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