English Curry Awards 2022: West Yorkshire finalists

THE finalists for the 11th English Curry Awards have been revealed and many restaurants in the Bradford district are in the running.

The awards are a celebration of the country’s top Asian curry professionals and companies.

Recipients will include chefs, restaurants, managers, takeaways, curry teams and schools.

Sultans restaurant is shortlisted for the Best of Bradford award

Keighley’s Azeem’s restaurant is up against the likes of Parmars Indian Restaurant & Bar in Liversedge and Wakefield duo Cinnamon Lounge and La La’s Restaurant in Yorkshire Restaurant of the Year and the Humber Field.

The contenders for the single Best of Bradford category are: Bharat Restaurant Bar & Grill (Great Horton), Karachi Restaurant (City Centre), Rajshahi (Idle), Sultans Restaurant (Manningham), Bhajis n Beer (Apperley Bridge), Krahi & Handi Masters (Clayton), Kun Indian Grill & Bistro (downtown), Kebabeesh (Greengates), Amaans Grill House (Listerhills) and Akbar’s Restaurant (Laisterdyke).

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mohammed Ayub and Faisal Hussain, co-founders of Shimla SpiceMohammed Ayub and Faisal Hussain, co-founders of Shimla Spice

Curry Corner and Shimla Spice in Silsden and Keighley are finalists for Curry Restaurant of the Year – Yorkshire and the Humber gong. Gate of India restaurant in Leeds and Indian restaurant Voujon are also in the running for this one.

Taste of Bengal in Idle and Holme Wood’s Hot Spot take on Indian Fusion (Leeds), Amirah Spice (Wakefield) and Delhi Wala (Halifax) for the region’s Takeaway of the Year.

Apna Khana, based in Leeds Road, is in the running for caterer of the year in a field of 10 businesses which includes Batley’s Spices & Rices and Sukkur Cuisine Caterers in Dewsbury.

Guiseley’s Janota Tandoori is in the running for best takeaway and home delivery of the year in Yorkshire and the Humber. Ramzey’s (Wakefield), Janota Tandoori (Leeds), Anisa’s Indian Takeaway (Halifax), Imran Indian Takeaway (Huddersfield) and Jinnah (Leeds) also fall into this category.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Junior Rashid owns Lala's restaurantJunior Rashid is the owner of Lala Restaurant

Parmars Indian Restaurant & Bar and Lala’s Restaurant are hoping to be double winners with a chance to win the North’s Chef of the Year award.

Leeds city center restaurant Tharavadu is aiming to become the South Indian restaurant of the year.

A spokesperson for event organizer Oceanic Consulting said: “The English Curry Awards were one of our first and remain one of our best awards.

“Despite the many challenges facing the curry industry, these awards prove year after year just how much talent there is to satisfy all of our curry cravings.

“We have an abundance of talent and fierce competition this year.”

The black-tie awards ceremony will take place on August 22 at the Holiday Inn at Birmingham Airport.

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