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British Curry Awards 2008 Winners


The British Curry Industry has been hosting the Annual British Curry Awards to honour the best restaurants in Britain. Indian Food is extremely popular in the UK and the awards were only a natural next step. The awards recognize the best restaurants from various regions in the UK selecting a winner for each region and a list of nominees are also recognized. The winners are group into the following categories

  • Scotland / Northern Ireland
  • North East
  • North West
  • East Midlands
  • West Midlands 
  • Wales
  • South East
  • South West
  • London Central & City
  • London Suburbs

The event also recognizes the Newcomer of the Year and also the most Innovative restaurant. 

The winner and runners-up of the 2008 event are listed below.


Scotland / Northern Ireland

WINNER: Cinnamon Club, Aberdeen

Ashoka Shak Dundee, Dundee
Balaka, Fife
Britannia Spice, Edinburgh
Cinnamon, Belfast
Dil Se, Dundee Angus
Roti, Edinburgh

North East

WINNER: Last Days of the Raj, Gateshead

Aagrah Garforth, Leeds
Aagrah, Leeds
Aagrah, West Yorkshire
Cinnamon Room, Teeside
The Spice Cube, Newcastle upon Tyne
The Valley, Northumberland
The Valley Connection 301, Northumberland.
Valley Juction 397, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Vujon, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

North West

WINNER: Indian Ocean, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire

Bangla Fusion Restaurant, Lancashire
Mumtaz, Bradford
The Millennium Saagar, Isle Of Man
The Viceroy, Carlisle
Zouk Tea Bar & Grill, West Yorkshire

East Midlands

WINNER: Mem Saab, Northampton

Almas Brasserie, Sheffield
Tamarind, Northampton
The Raj, Northamptonshire
Voujon, Northamptonshire

West Midlands

WINNER: Lasan, Birmingham

Agra Palace, Warwickshire
Bashundora, West Midlands
Balti Bazaar, Lye Stourbridge
Rajnagar, West Midlands
The Raj Spice, West Midlands
Turmeric Gold, Coventry


WINNER: Bokhara Brasserie, Bridgend

Anarkali, Swansea
Bengal Dynasty, Flintshire
Cardamom, Cardiff
Juboraj Rhiwbina, Wales
Sheesh Mahal, Llanelli

South East

WINNER: Maliks, Cookham, Berks

Aziz, Oxford
Cafe Masala, Essex
Cafe Rasoi, East Sussex
Elaichi, Oxford
Emperor Of India, Berkshire
Green Spice, Kent
Haweli of Twyford, Berkshire
Hook Tandoori, Hampshire
Jaflong, Oxon
Jaipur, Milton Keynes
Jalsa Ghar, Essex
Light Of India, Dover - Kent
Madhuban, Hampshire
Mahaan, West Sussex
Maharaja, Essex
Raj Pavilion, Kent
Rajdhani, Milton Keynes
Red Rose, Surrey
Taj Mahal, West Sussex
The Chilli Raj, St. Albans
The Darjeeling, Farnham
The Raja Of Kent, Kent
Viceroy of Windsor, Berkshire

South West

WINNER: Rajpoot, Bath

Alcombe Tandoori, Somerset
Anokaa, Wiltshire
Balti House, Dorset
Jaipur Palace, Devon
Maha Bharat, Devon
Rajasthan, Dorset
Spice Lodge, Cheltenham
Taj Mahal, Wiltshire
Viceroy, Somerset

London Central & City

WINNER: Tamarind, Mayfair

Amaya, London
Cafe Spice Namaste, London
Chutney Mary, London
Durbar Tandoor, London
La Porte des Indes, London
Le Taj, London
Mehek, London
Quilon, London
Sitar, London
The Cinnamon Club, London

London Suburbs

WINNER: Brilliant, Southall

Akash Tandoori, Wallington
Bombay Bicycle Club, London
Day Of The Raj, London
Grapes Tandoori, Middlesex
Indian Moment, London
Jaflong, South Harrow
Joy, Surbiton
Planet Spice, Surrey
Shampan 2, Kent
Shampan 3, Kent
Sipson Tandoori, Middlesex
Tower Tandoori, London
Wimbledon Tandoori, London

Newcomer of the Year Award

WINNER: Aagrah in Sheffield

Asha's, Birmingham
Maliks Gerrards Cross, Bucks
Myristica Restaurant, Bristol
Rilys Redditch, Redditch
Saffron Club, Sheffield
The Red Fox, Cheshire
The Spice Lounge, Kent
Tumeric Gold, Meridian - Coventry
Viceroy 2, Somerset

Most Innovative Restaurant: Tiffin Bites


For more details visit the British Curry Awards website

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