Bradford Wins Curry Capital of Britain 2013!
The winner of the Curry Capital of Britain 2013 was today announced as Bradford, making them the nation’s Curry Capital for a record third year in a row. Like last year, Bradford’s long time Curry Capital rival Glasgow took second place with Wolverhampton coming third.
This year’s hungryhouse-sponsored Curry Capital competition saw more cities than ever competing with 21 cities vying for the coveted title. Though the competition was hard-fought, Bradford once again stole the show thanks to the originality of their entry with their fundraising efforts including the world’s first ever Poppadomathon! Bradford also focused on working with businesses this year including helping crisp manufacturer Seamark create a Chicken Karahi flavoured crisp in conjunction with restaurant team member Akbar’s.
Glasgow’s entry saw them setting a record for charity fundraising whilst Wolverhampton’s entry was notable for their ‘curry anthem’ DVD that was made especially for the competition.
Peter Grove, organiser of the Curry Capital of Britain, said of Bradford’s win: “The Curry Capital of Britain awards encourage recognition of the importance of the curry sector in Britain and Bradford’s restaurants are a fantastic advocate for the cause.”
The hungryhouse Takeaway Award
This year’s Curry Capital award also included the hungryhouse.co.uk Takeaway Award which recognised the quality of individual takeaway restaurants in Britain. The award was presented to hungryhouse’s Top Takeaway in Bradford, Sizzler’s Pizza and Balti Hut.
hungryhouse co-founder Shane Lake commented: “We’re proud to see Sizzlers Pizza and Balti Hut receive the inaugral hungryhouse.co.uk Takeaway Award. With so many great curry restaurants in Bradford it is difficult to select the best, but our customers and the British public have chosen well!”
Special congratulations also go to Babur of London which scored the first ever ten out of ten to become the Curry Capital of Britain’s ‘Best Indian Restaurant 2013’. Customer Restaurant of the Year went to Bilash of Wolverhampton which just pipped previous winner Shimla Spice of Keighley to the post with a late run of votes with first timer Bengal Clipper of south-east London coming third.
The trophy will be awarded at the ‘Celebration of Curry’ on Sunday 27th October at a curry cruise on the River Thames in London. Tickets are just £15 and details are available from firstname.lastname@example.org with all curry lovers welcome.