hungryhouse Scottish Curry Awards 2011 winners announced
Nominations came in from all over Scotland and the race to be crowned at this year's awards ceremony was an extremely tight contest.
The winners of the hungryhouse.co.uk Scottish Curry Awards 2011 were announced on the evening of the 23rd May 2011 at a glittering awards ceremony at the Thistle Hotel Glasgow.
Managing Director of hungryhouse Shane Lake said: "The awards proved to be a runaway success with an excellent turnout and a terrific atmosphere. It was a fun and vibrant night, representing the best of Asian cuisine and Scotland's curry industry. This year's awards have been successful in raising both money for the Scottish Spina Bifida Association and the profile of the Scottish curry community."
Over 700 people attended the award ceremony including STV's Michelle McManus, Mohammed Sarwar, MSP's Hanzala Malik and Humza Yousuf.
And the winners are...
Curry Lover of the Year Award went to Tam Cowan for his blog
Best Supermarket Curry was won for the third year in a row by Asda.
Team of the Year went to Ashoka Johnstone for the second year in a row!
Chef of the Year Award went to Ajmal Mushtaq of Mushtaq's Restaurant, Hamilton.
For the second year in a row, Takeaway of the Year Award went to Banana Leaf, Glasgow.
The Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 went to the legendary Mrs Unis from Edinburgh, who has been cooking fine Asian foods for over thirty years and is at the helm of one of Scotland's most exciting and innovative companies.
Curry King of the Year Award went to the Mother India mastermind Monir Mohammed. He was hailed "A curry lover, a curry crusader and curry ambassador." Congratulations Mr. Mohammed.
There were also four regional winners of Best Restaurant:
Spice Tandoori of Fort William took the award for the North West.
Bombay Joe's of Dundee was the North East Award winner.
Last but not least was Suruchi of Edinburgh to take the South East Award.
What about the South West? Balbir's came out on top this time, winning both "Restaurant of the year" and "Best Restaurant in the South West region." Great Job Balbir's!
Congratulations to all the winners and a thank you to all who helped make the night possible. The evening was a great success and hungryhouse was happy we could be a part of all the action. Don't forget to check out the English Curry awards, Monday 25th of July at the Sheridan Suite, Manchester.