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Blue Tiffin voted North West’s best curry house

Blue Tiffin voted North West’s best curry house
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Blue Tiffin in Royton, Oldham has been named the best curry restaurant in the North West at the ‘Curry Oscars’.

The annual British Curry Awards took place this November at a lavish ceremony in London.

Prizes were handed out to nine regional winners with another four presented for categories including Best Newcomer and Best Takeaway Delivery Service. For the full list of winners visit britishcurryaward.co.uk.

Restaurants are nominated by members of the public. In total, thirteen establishments picked up honours at the event, which took place at Battersea Evolution in London, on 28 November.

Founded by Enam Ali, the British Curry Awards celebrates its 12th anniversary this year.

The awards have become the most prestigious in the curry industry, garnering support from former Prime Minister David Cameron and Chef Heston Blumenthal.

heston-blumenthal-enam-ali-mbeBlumenthal, who was a guest this year, commented: “I’m very proud and lucky to be part of this event. The word ‘curry’ is so intertwined and embedded in our culture.”

The event was hosted by comedian Alistair McGowan and attended by TV celebrities including Colin Salmon and Saira Khan; MP Chris Grayling, and Great British Bake-Off semi-finalist Chetna Makan.

The event highlighted industry challenges such as the chef shortage, which around 90 per cent of curry restaurants face, leading to an average of two curry restaurant closures each week, reports The Caterer.

To combat this Ali announced he will open the Le Raj Academy, created in partnership with North East Surrey College of Technology in Epsom, which from 2017 will train chefs and front of house staff to become future stars.

The Blue Tiffin Restaurant, Bar and Entertainment Lounge opened in September 2004 and offers traditional classics and signature dishes incorporating Eastern flavours with a Western twist. It has become a favourite with locals in the Borough of Oldham. To find out more about the venue and view their menu visit bluetiffin.co.uk.

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