Inaugural Asian Restaurant & Takeaway Awards honours UK’s finest Curry Houses

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The inaugural Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards (ARTA), the most prestigious celebration of South Asian cuisine in the UK, paid homage to the UK’s finest curry housesat the InterContinental London – The O2 on the evening of 30th September 2018. To effectively run a restaurant, no matter what you sell, owners need to constantly think about how they can improve. Whether it is relation to customer service or using restaurant food costing software to help manage your menu for financial reasons, growing a business in the world of hospitality should be your top priority, especially with how competitive it can be. It is an achievement to be able to celebrate some of the UK’s curry houses at this awards night. These establishments pride themselves on quality, such as using the finest equipment like nbs meat slicer parts to ensure the best possible service for guests.

ARTA 2018 welcomed a guest list of the nation’s most respected curry restaurateurs alongside MPs, dignitaries and celebrities as they collectively honoured the achievements of the industry. In attendance were Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir John Vincent Cable, television personality Lizzie Cundy, reality star Ben Jardine, Britain’s Next Top Model contestant Victoria Clay, cricketer Monty Panesar, TOWIE star Pascal Craymer among others,

The ceremony was hosted by television chef Ainsley Harriott and BBC news presenter Samantha Simmonds.

Interspersing the awards presentation was a curated world-class entertainment, including a performance by the evergreen Queen of Bollywood music, Alka Yagnik.The award Charity Partner, Chance to Shine, was represented on the night by ambassador and former England cricketer, Devon Malcom.

Winners at the Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards 2018 were:

· Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Siraj Ali

· National Champions of Champions: Curry Palace

· National Chef of the Year: Bhaijaan’s Bombay Kitchen

· National Newcomer of the Year: Tamasha

· Best Restaurant & Takeaway in Thai: Bangkok Lounge

· Thai Chef of the Year: Royal Thai Cuisine

· Best of Brick Lane: Masala Restaurant

· Best Restaurant & Takeaway in Scotland: The Radhuni

· Best Restaurant & Takeaway in Northern Ireland: Bangla

· Best Restaurant & Takeaway in Wales: The Grand Sultan

· Best Restaurant & Takeaway in South East: The New Curry Centre

· Best Restaurant & Takeaway in East Anglia: Cam Spice

· Best Restaurant & Takeaway in South Central: Spice Lounge

· Best Restaurant & Takeaway in South West: Spice Club

· Best Restaurant & Takeaway in Kent: Taj Barming

· Best Restaurant & Takeaway in North London: BayleafRestaurant

· Best Restaurant & Takeaway in East London: Grand Trunk Road

· Best Restaurant & Takeaway in North East: The Vine Indian Cuisine

· Best Restaurant & Takeaway in North West: Hot Chilli Restaurant

· Best Restaurant & Takeaway in East Midlands: The Spice Lounge

· Best Restaurant & Takeaway in West Midlands: Royal Bengal

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