Aakash Restaurant in Cleckheaton has been named as the ‘Best Curry in the North East’ at the 12th annual British Curry Awards.
The glitzy ceremony took place on 28 November, with 13 restaurants picking up honours at the ceremony, which took place at Battersea Evolution in London.
Hosted by comedian Alistair McGowan, celebrity guests included chef Heston Blumenthal; actors and TV personalities Colin Salmon, Adil Ray and Saira Khan; MPs Chris Grayling, Ann Main and Paul Scully; Great British Bake-Off semi-finalist Chetna Makan; The Apprentice 2016 candidate Karthik Nagesan, and Sarah Ferguson.
The awards, known as the Oscars of the curry industry, crowned Aakash Restaurant the best in the North East in which the nomination process involves members of the public nominating their favourite curry restaurant for a deserving accolade.
Arguably one of the most famous restaurants in Bradford and beyond, the Aakash Restaurant is known as the largest Indian restaurant in the world. The restaurant recently opened its doors every day of the week.
Built on a reputation for having a passion for excellence, both in the food they serve and the service they provide, their world famous five course Indian buffet, prepared by 5-Star Chef’s, offers the customer a chance to sample as many of their delectable dishes as they like with a choice of over 54 dishes.
Aakash’s manager Fawad Shoukat, told Urban Echo: “This is a very proud moment for me and the team. We have worked tirelessly for many years to cater the highest level of Indian cuisine to our customers. Now that we are open seven days a week, the work is more intense. In saying that, it is all worthwhile when you are recognised as the best curry in the North East.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and for the people that voted for us. It is not only brilliant news for us, but this is also great news for Bradford and I am glad that we have once again put our great city on the map for all the right reasons.”
Urban Echo would like to congratulate the Aakash team for this accolade and we hope there are many more awards to come in the future!