Shortlisted curry contenders of Scotland are announced

Shortlisted curry contenders of Scotland are announced

Thousands of nominations have come flooding in from across Scotland, for the race to be crowned at this year’s Scottish Curry Awards.

After months of fierce competition, over 15,000 were received for the awards ceremony, which guarantees to be an extremely tight contest.

Once again the Thistle Hotel, Glasgow will play host to the eighth annual Scottish Curry Awards on the evening of 23rd March, it is set to be a fantastic evening. Judges will now visit shortlisted restaurants and takeaways from all over Scotland who are battling it out to make the best curry in the country.

The Awards will also help raise funds for the official charity partner which has been set up by the former world champion, Amir Khan. The Amir Khan Foundation is dedicated towards supporting young people who are disadvantaged in life due to personal circumstances or the environment they live in. Whether it be through education, empowerment or by inspiring a positive attitude to life, the Foundation helps them to achieve their full potential.

Yasmin Mahmood, Operations Director for event organisers Oceanic Consulting expressed: “The awards have grown from strength to strength every year, as we see an increase of nominations for those hidden gems as well as the better known curry houses. With everyone favouring their locals, all the finalists truly deserve to win and we wish everyone the best of luck.”

There are sixteen accolades to be presented on the evening, including three new categories which were added to the line up due to public demand; Best of Aberdeen, Best of Dundee and the Best Home Delivery. So while the Curry King or Queen Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award stay under wraps until the evening itself, the shortlisted nominees for this year’s Scottish Curry Awards are:

Curry Lover of the Year
St John’s Curry Club (Edinburgh)
Hardeep Singh Kohli (Glasgow)
Ballater Town (Ballater)
Social Care Curry Club
Robin Galloway (Heart Scotland)
Erraid Davies (Stirling)

Chef of the Year
Bamshi Ram Shrestha (The Radhuni, Edinburgh)
Indy Lalli (Zyka Bar and Grill, Glasgow)
Khalid Rehman (Turban Tandoori, Glasgow)
Parveen Kumar (Tabla Restaurant, Perth)
Irshad Ullah (Akbar’s, Glasgow)
Gurmeet Singh (Balbir’s, Church Street, Glasgow)
Anser Anto (Gulab Tandoori, Irvine)
Mexan Miah (Bombay Lounge, Dalkeith)
Matin Khan (Itihaas, Dalkeith)
Kyum Ahmed (Indian Calvary Club, Edinburgh)

Healthy Curry Provider
Monsoona Indian Restaurant (Aberdeen)
Usha’s Street Food (Glasgow)
Jewel in the Crown (Kilmarnock)
Minar Tandoori Restaurant (Giffnock)
Pir Mahal Indian Restaurant (Hamilton)
Tartan Tikka (Cumbernauld)
Delhis Winter Indian Restaurant (Linlithgow)
Ashiq’s Fine Indian & Nepalese Cuisine (Dunfermline)
Gulab Tandoori (Irvine)
The Balaka Restaurant (St Andrews)

Maitre D’ of the Year
Muhammad Sultan (Charcoals, Glasgow)
Abed Ullah (Taj Mahal, Biggar)
Abby Saleem (Spice Indian Cuisine, East Kilbride)
Gulshan Soni (Ashoka, West End, Glasgow)
Kewal Singh (Bombay Cottage, Edinburgh)
Akram Mohammed (The Ashman, Linlithgow)
Tushar Ahmed (Green Chilli Cafe, Glasgow)
Mohammed Ayub Qureshi (Alishan Tandoori, Glasgow)
Mark Singh (Mister Singh’s India, Glasgow)
Ziya Iqbal (Jasmine’s Indian, Fife)

Best Restaurant Design
Spice Indian Cuisine (East Kilbride)
Turban Tandoori (Glasgow)
Pataka Indian & Bengali Restaurant (Edinburgh)
Cafe Asia (Glasgow)
Indian Palms (Cambuslang)
Akbar’s (Glasgow)
Red Fort Tandoori Restaurant (Glasgow)
India Quay (Glasgow)
Zyka Bar and Grill (Glasgow)
Bukharah Healthy Indian Cuisine (Glasgow)

Best Marketing Campaign
The Rupee Room (Ayr)
Mushtaqs (Hamilton)
Ashoka Edinburgh (Edinburgh)
Cafe India Tapas (Glasgow)
Usha’s Street Food (Glasgow)
Rishi’s Indian Aroma (Glasgow)
Babu Bombay Street Kitchen (Glasgow)
Masala Twist (Byres Road, Glasgow)
Cafe Spice (Airdrie)
Shimla Palace (Kilmarnock)

Best Home Delivery Service
Mushtaqs Restaurant (Hamilton)
Odesi Fusion (Perth)
Ashoka Bearsden (Glasgow)
The Verandah (Edinburgh)
Bangla Kitchen (Edinburgh)
Ashoka Johnstone (Johnstone)
The Indian Harvest Restaurant and Takeaway (Falkirk)
Bombay Joes (Dundee)
Manzil Restaurant (Perth)
The Viceroy Fine Dining (Dunfermline)

Best of Aberdeen
Shri Bheema’s
Monsoona Indian Restaurant
Rishi’s Indian Aroma
Arthi’s Indian Restaurant
Cinnamon Indian Cuisine
Cumin Tandoori
8848 Restaurant
Lasan Indian Brasserie
The Jewel in the Crown
Echt Tandoori Restaurant

Best of Dundee
The Gulistan House
Ashina Restaurant
Goa Indian Restaurant
Indos Fine Dining Restaurant
Malabar Restaurant
Bombay Joes
Dil’se Bangladeshi Restaurant

Best of Glasgow
Village Curry House
Bukharah Healthy Indian Cuisine
Shish Mahal
Rawalpindi Tandoori
Kebabish Grill
Ashoka (Ashton Lane)
Curry on the Hill

Best of Edinburgh
Shezan Edinburgh
Abida Restaurant
Britannia Spice Indian Restaurant
Kismot Indian & Bangladeshi Restaurant
Jashans Indian Restaurant
Kasturi Indian Restaurant
Kalpna Vegetarian Restaurant
Mezbaan South Indian Restaurant

Team / Service of the Year
North of Scotland
The Rajah Indian Restaurant (Inverness)
Bollywood Tandoori (Aberdeen)
Cinnamon (Inverness)
Nazma Tandoori (Aberdeen)
Laxmi Indian Cuisine (Peterhead)
Royal Tandoori (Aviemore)
Coriander Indian Cuisine (Oban)

Mid Scotland
Nawaabs of Perth (Perth)
Spice Garden (Stirling)
Amritsar Tandoori Restaurant (Kirkcaldy)
Sumeru Authentic Indian Restaurant (Crieff)
Namaste Gurkha (Kirkcaldy)
Spice Indian Restaurant (Burntisland)
The Gurkhas (Crieff)

South East
St John’s Curry Club (Edinburgh)
Khushis (Livingston)
Zest Indian Restaurant (Edinburgh)
10 to 10 in Delhi (Edinburgh)
The Verandah (Edinburgh)
Omar Khayam (Edinburgh)
Gurka Cafe and Restaurant (Edinburgh)

South West
Punjabi Charing Cross (Glasgow)
Curry Karaoke (Glasgow)
New Turban Tandoori (Giffnock)
Sanam Tandoori Restaurant (Falkirk)
Heera Indian Restaurant (Glasgow)
Mushtaqs (Glasgow)
The Himalaya Restaurant (Glasgow)

Takeaway of the Year
North of Scotland
Curry Hoose (Inverness)
Qismat 2 (Aberdeen)
AK’z Curry House (Inverness)
Cinnamon @ Home (Aberdeen)
Gurkha Kitchen (Aberdeen)
The Royal Masala Tandoori Takeaway (Aberdeen)
Kyyber Pass Takeaway (Aberdeen)

Mid Scotland
Village Curry House (Dundee)
Myas Indian Takeaway (Dundee)
Chilli Pepper (Perth)
Wee India Takeaway (Perth)
Kebabish (Falkirk)
Salt n Pepper (Bansford)
Spice Magic (Larbert)

South East
Shapla Indian Takeaway (Edinburgh)
Noor Indian (Edinburgh)
Bangla Kitchen (Edinburgh)
Aroma Indian Takeaway (Edinburgh)
Kebab Mahal (Edinburgh)
Miraj Indian Takeaway (Edinburgh)
Eastern Spices (Edinburgh)

South West
Mr Chef (Wishaw)
Spice Magic (Cumbernauld)
Danny Singh’s (Glasgow)
Planet Indian (Bearsden)
Banana Leaf (Glasgow)
Zukis (East Kilbride)
Kebab King (East Kilbride)

Restaurant of the Year
North of Scotland
India on the Green (Ballater)
Tandoori Haven Restaurant (Stonehaven)
Cafe Bombay (Peterculter)
The Royal Kashmir Tandoori (Aboyne)
Spice Tandoori (Fort William)
Saffron Indian (Inverness)
Indian Ocean (Inverness)

Mid Scotland
Tabla Indian Restaurant (Perth)
The Royal Bengal Tandoori (Dunfermline)
Taste of India (Rosyth)
Jahangir Tandoori Restaurant (St Andrews)
Maharaja (Stirling)
Green Gate Indian Restaurant (Stirling)
Mr Singhs (Dunblane)

South East
Bombay Lounge (Dalkeith)
Taj Mahal Biggar (Biggar)
Zaika Restaurant (Livingston)
Bayleaf Indian Restaurant (Livinston)
Shapla Tandoori (Dunbar)
The Prince of India Restaurant (Peebles)
Shish Mahal Restaurant (Musselburgh)

South West
Gulab Tandoori (Irvine)
New Cafe Punjab (Clydebank)
Ayr India (Ayr)
Taste Indian Cuisine (Bishopbriggs)
Bombay Dreams (Cumbernauld)
Punjabi Tadka (East Kilbride)
Classic India (Milngavie)

The black tie ceremony will be hosted by award winning comedian, Mani Liaqat and will attract over 500 people, who will enjoy an evening of a delicious five course meal, live entertainment, fundraising activities, several guest presenters and guarantees to be a great night. For more information please visit

Region: All
Start Date: 23/03/2015
End Date: 23/03/2015
Start Time: 18:30
Venue: Thistle Hotel, Glasgow
Venue Address: Cambridge Street
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Available
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