Best curry houses in Lancashire and Cumbria battling to be crowned top in UK

A number of Lancashire and Cumbrian curry houses have been celebrated for their cuisine as the finalists for the 11th English Curry Awards have been revealed.

Ahead of the awards ceremony in Birmingham, Brits were able to vote for their favourite local restaurant or takeaway. Two establishments in Cumbria along with a whole host of eateries across Lancashire have been shortlisted as finalists in numerous categories ranging from street food restaurant of the year to takeaway of the year.

Among those shortlisted for restaurant of the year are Aroma Asian Restaurant in Burnley, Lakeland Spice Cuisine in Keswick, and Maryport Tandoori.

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A spokesperson from the event organiser, Oceanic Consulting said: “The curry campaign has been hugely successful across the UK with Scottish, English and London editions to the awards. The English Curry Awards were one of our first and remain one of our best awards.

“It’s always a brilliant night of fun, food and celebration. Despite the many challenges facing the curry industry, these awards prove year after year how much talent there is fuelling the industry, satisfying all of our curry cravings. We have an abundance of talent and fierce competition this year and we wish the best of luck to all finalists.”

Those shortlisted from across our county include, Lakeland Spice Cuisine, Keswick; Maryport Tandoor; The Lalbagh, Preston; Taste Of India, Clitheroe; Naga Spice Indian Takeaway, Blackburn and many more.

The Mirror has posted a list of finalists for the 11th English Curry Awards 2022:

Caterer of the Year

Mayur Catering (West Bromwich)

Mahirs Experience (West Bromwich)

Apna Khana (Bradford)

The Indian Dish (Kent)

Spices & Rices (Batley)

Sukkur Cuisine Caterers (Dewsbury)

Coriander Group (Manchester)

Euro Caterers (Manchester)

Barfi Catering Manchester (Manchester)

Jolly Catering (Wolverhampton)

Local Restaurant of the Year

Bacaba Indian Restaurant (Oldbury)

Zaalsha Indian Restaurant (Smethwick)

Indigo Restaurant (Wolverhampton)

Dudley Spice (Dudley)

The Magna Tandoori (Berwick-Upon-Tweed)

Bombay Pickles (Stourbridge)

Panch Puran Restaurant (Penzance)

Shimla Balti (Wolverhampton)

Balti Towers (Halesowen)

Best Customer Service

Spice Valley Norwich (Norwich)

Imani’s Restaurant (Birmingham)

Alleppey Boat (Birmingham)

Undaal (Brierley Hill)

De Laban (Coventry)

The New Talbot (Quinton)

Zengz (Solihull)

The Maharaja’s Retreat (Nottingham)

Diwan (Martlebone High Street)

Robby’s Indian Fine Dining (Kingswinford)

Nepalese Restaurant of the Year

The Great Kathmandu Restaurant (Manchester)

Everest Lounge (Horborough)

Himalayan spice (Liskeard)

Pahuna Nepalese and Indian Cuisine (Plymouth)

Darshan Nepal (Cannock)

Crossed Khukris Gurkha Restaurant (Nuneaton)

Gurkha 1816 (Wednesbury)

Gurkha Majestic Dining (Droitwich)

The Mount Everest Restaurant (Studley)

Ayo Gorkhali (Stafford)

Bangladeshi Restaurant of the Year

Basmati Restaurant (Newcastle)

The Sylhet Spice Cuisine (Birmingham)

Rickshaw in Ashby Bangladeshi Cuisine (Leicestershire)

Tiffu’s (Wolverhampton)

The Dhaka Dynasty (Coventry)

Usha Bangladeshi Cuisine (Stratford-upon-Avon)

Bangla Lounge (West Midlands)

Little Bangla (Oldbury)

Warwick Spice Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant (Warwick)

Essence of Bengal Restaurant (Redditch)

Outstanding Restaurant of the Year

Bollywood Junction (Oldbrook)

Namaste Village (Norwich)

New Royal Balti Restaurant (Stoke on trent)

Sultan’s Palace (Liverpool)

Navadhanya (Cambridge)

Tamarind Fine Dining Indian Restaurant (Kemsing)

Delhi 6 (South Shields)

Severn Fine Indian Cuisine (Bewdley)

Chatora (Richmond)

Asha’s Birmingham (Birmingham)

Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year

Panache Fine Dining (Birmingham)

Itihaas (Birmingham)

The Rajdani (West Kingsdown)

Madhu’s Heathrow (Harlington)

Kuti’s Brasserie (Southampton)

Navadhanya (Cambridge)

Indique(Manchester)

Roz Ana (Kingston upon Thames)

Mewar Haveli Indian Restaurant (Nottingham)

Pushkar Cocktail Bar and Dining (Birmingham)

Street Food Restaurant of the Year

My Delhi Indian Streetery (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Mattancherry (Taunton)

Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food (Edinburgh)

Ginger Indian Street Food (South Shields)

Twisted Indian street food (Blackpool)

Chai Walla (Bath)

Vi-Va Indian Street Food (Nottingham)

Sahil Street Food (Bakewell)

Dhaba 15 (Norwich)

South Indian Restaurant of the Year

NALAAS South Indian Restaurant (Derby)

Tharavadu Restaurant (Leeds)

Vaibhavam South Indian restaurant (Birmingham)

Maveli (Sheffield)

Kayal (Leicester)

Rasa South Indian Vegetarian Restaurant (Newington Chruch Street)

The Kerala (Caterham)

NALAAS South Indian Restaurant (Derby)

Sindhoor Restaurant (Whitefield)

Neelagiree Restaurant (Rotherham)

Vegetarian Restaurant of the Year

Chai Paani (Leicester)

Sanskruti Restaurant (Manchester)

Lily’s Indian Vegetarian Cuisine (Ashton-under-Lyne)

Vedic (Hyde)

Veggie Perrins (Plymouth)

Delhish Vegan Kitchen (Oxfordshire)

Namaste Village (Norwich)

Planet India (Brighton)

My Veggie Plate (Twickenham)

Bhaji Pala (Cheadle)

Curry School of the Year

Habiba’s School of Spice (Crewe)

Breech Lane Curry House (Tadworth)

Sharmini’s Inspirational Indian Cuisine (York)

The Spice Club Indian Cookery School (Birmingham)

The Spice Club Cookery School Manchester (Birmingham)

Crafting Curries (Peterborough)

Lajina Masala (Wolverhampton)

Sharmini’s Inspirational Indian Cuisine (York)

Spice Club (Manchester)

The Little Cornish Curry Company (Helston)

Kitchen of the Year

Clay’s Hyderabadi Kitchen (Reading)

Jalpari of Woodley (Woodley)

Dhaulagiri kitchen cafe & restaurant (Reading)

Ovisher Indian Restaurant & Takeaway (Kidlington)

Delhish Vegan Kitchen (Oxford)

K2H Sandbach (Sandbach)

29 States (York)

Bengal kitchen (Thirsk)

Lotus Indian Kitchen (Willington)

RASOI Indian Restaurant & Takeaway (Pontlliw)

Restaurant of the Year

North West

Aroma Asian Restaurant (Burnley)

JUNOON (Frodsham)

Lakeland Spice Cuisine (Keswick)

Bengal Tiger Lily (Alderley)

Shamoli (Knutsford)

Royal Balti House (Bolton)

Maryport Tandoori (Maryport)

Taste Of Bengal (Deeside)

Bombay Quay (Northwich)

Eastern Revive (Wilmslow)

North East

Jashn Restaurant (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Jolshas (Stockton on tees)

Radhuni (South Shields)

Cafe India (South Shields)

Jaipur Exclusive Indian Restaurant & Takeaway (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Lasun (South Shields)

Shikara (Whitley Bay)

The Massala Indian Restaurant (Middlesbrough)

Char Mausum Indian Restaurant (Stannington)

Indian Brasserie (Seahouses)

Yorkshire and the Humber

Cinnamon Lounge (Wakefield)

Azeem’s Restaurant (Keighley)

Parmars Indian Restaurant & Bar (Liversedge)

La La’s Restaurant (Wakefield)

The Jaipur Spice (Thirsk)

Akbar The Great (Darlington)

Ashoka (Sheffield)

Thaal Indian Restaurant (Barnsley)

The Royal Spice (Barnsley)

Viraaj Restaurant (Sheffield)

East Midlands

Lime Indian Restaurant & Takeaway (Nottingham)

Castleview Indian Cuisine (Lincoln)

Chaska (Nottingham)

NawaabSaab (Nottingham)

Everest lounge (Market Harborough)

Spice Bazaar (Leicester)

Avatar Dining (Harborough)

Curry 2 Night (Derby)

Gandhi Castle (Donington)

The Shalimar (Derbyshire)

West Midlands

Takaa Tak (Birmingham)

Pondicherry (Telford)

Alessi Indian Restaurant (Stoke On Trent)

Blue Tiffin (Stoke-on-Trent)

Zaalsha Indian Restaurant (Smethwick)

Bacaba Indian Restaurant (Oldbury)

The Vine (West Bromwich)

Sreepur Indian Cuisine (Birmingham)

Roti Pani Indian Restaurant & Bar (Wolverhampton)

Opheem (Birmingham)

East of England

Lalbagh Indian Restaurant (Cambridge)

Prana (Cambridge)

Lowestoft Tandoori (Lowestoft)

Spice Valley (Norwich)

Deshi Spice Restaurant & Lounge (Bedford)

Tawa Roadside Indian (Shefford)

Indiya (Bedford)

Rasoi of Sandy (Sandy)

Shefford Tandoori (Shefford)

Ek Raj Restaurant (Sandy)

South East

The Tamarind Tree (Wokingham)

Maaya Indian Kitchen (Milton Keynes)

The Mita’s (Twyford)

Maya (Sunninghill)

The Akash (Portsmouth)

Spice Merchant (Maidenhead)

Chilis Indian Restaurant (Newbury)

The Standard (Oxford)

The Vine and Spice (Abingdon)

The Indian Queen (Banbury)

South West

Cafe Indiya (Plymouth)

The Himalayan Spice (Liskeard)

The Palm Indian Restaurant (Marlborough)

Maya Indian Cuisine (Warminster)

The Zaika Inn (Marlborough)

Mattancherry (Taunton)

The Goa Balti Indian Restaurant (Marlborough)

Refa Tandoori (Melksham)

Toran (Warminster)

Agra Restaurant (Warminster)

Curry Restaurant of the Year

North West

Passage To India (Crewe)

Relish Tandoori (Northwich)

Forts of India Malpas (Malpas)

Holdi Spice Lounge (Little Sutton)

Bombay 8 Indian Restaurant (Warrington)

Little India (Cheshire)

Rasassi Restaurant (Altrincham)

KingfishR indian cuisine (Congleton)

Nellie Indian Restaurant (Scarisbrick)

Koconut Grove (Chester)

North East

Namaste Indian Restaurant (South Shields)

Delhi 6 (South Shields)

Jewel in the Crown (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Zeera Indian Cuisine (South Shields)

Ma’ida Walbottle Newcastle (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Mumbai (Alnwick)

Sher khan (Alnwick)

Zyka Restaurant (Hexham)

Shaj (Newbiggin-by-the-Sea)

Saathi (Hexham)

Yorkshire and the Humber

Shimla Spice (Keighley)

Curry Corner (Silsden)

Gate of India Restaurant (Leeds)

Table 26 (Swillington)

Prithiraj (Sharrow)

Curry Mahal Restaurant South (Harrow)

La Pondicherry (Rotherham)

The Mumbai Lounge (Darfield)

Elachi Indian & Bangladeshi Restaurant (Armthorpe)

Voujon Indian Restaurant (Leeds)

East Midlands

Nawaab saab (Nottingham)

Dehli 41 (Chesterfield)

Salim’s (Loughborough)

Herb (Leicester)

Masala Junction Restaurant (Nottingham)

Mount Gurkha Spice (Nottingham)

Castle View (Lincoln)

Spice Bazzar (Leicester)

The Bridge & Bayleaf (Nottingham)

Calcutta Club (Nottingham)

West Midlands

Shifnal Balti (Shifnal)

Millennium Balti (Leamington Spa)

Thania Spice (Birmingham)

Purnima Indian Cuisine (Smethwick)

Bombay Pickles (Stourbridge)

Dilshad Indian Restaurant (Wolverhampton)

Raja Monkey (Birmingham)

Lamp Restaurant (Wednesbury)

Gurkha 1816 (Wednesbury)

Pabna Restaurant (Leek)

East of England

Saffron Indian Restaurant (Colchester)

Pipasha Restaurant (Cambridge)

Tandoor at the Chambers (Buckhurst Hill)

Ivory Lounge (Sandy)

Cafe Zeera (Leighton Buzzard)

Curry Garden & Horse Shoes (Leighton Buzzard)

Tawa Kitchen (Cambridge)

Raja Restaurant (Cambridge)

Rice Boat (Cambridge)

Spice lounge Restaurant (Mildenhall)

South East

Spices & Spirits (Basingstoke)

Cafe Goa (Bedford)

Corinader (Harrow)

Spices and Spirits (Basingstoke)

Cinnamons (Oxford)

Gurkha Village (Oxford)

Iffley kitchen @ The Tree (Oxford)

The Snooty Mehmaan (Faringdon)

Masala City (Chichester)

Kolkata (Didcot)

South West

Indian Memories (Quedgeley)

Indian Voojan Restaurant (Cheltenham)

Café Indiya Restaurant (Plymouth)

Bhoomi (Cheltenham)

Zaika (Stonehouse)

The Mahal (Cheltenham)

The Dilraj (Dursley)

Bengal Balti (Stroud)

Bengal Lounge (Dursley)

Rajdoot Indian Restaurant (Cirencester)

Takeaway of the Year

North West

Achaari (Macclesfield)

Tuk Tuk Indian Takeaway (Preston)

Spice Island (Bolton)

Khaja Indian takeaway (Woolton)

Golden Tandoori (Manchester)

Cafe Marharba (Manchester)

Loyds Spice Takeaway (Solihull)

Yadgar’s Café (Manchester)

Chit n Chaat (Manchester)

North East

Fossway Tandoori (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Ruchita Tandoori (Wallsend)

Delaval Tandoori (Whitley Bay)

Shapla (Middlesbrough)

Dilshad Tandoori Indian Takeaway (Northumberland)

The Grand Tandoori Kitchen (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Double Taste Indian Cuisine (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Bengal Curry Centre (Newcastle upon Tyne)

CINNAMON Indian Takeaway (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Double Diner (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Yorkshire and the Humber

Little India (Barnsley)

Bengal cottage (Micklefield)

Indian Fusion (Leeds)

Amirah Spice (Wakefield)

Delhi Wala (Halifax)

Shabs Indian Kitchen (Hemsworth)

Hot Spot (Bradford)

The Banyan Tree (York)

Taste of Bengal (Bradford)

Selby Balti House (Selby)

East Midlands

Masala Takeaway (Nottingham)

Rikshaw Urban Indian Kitchen (Nottingham)

Bayleaves (Whestone)

The Moghul (Sidcup)

KariKana Curry Bar (Nottingham)

Spice Bazzar (Leicester)

Indian Nights (Nottingham)

Spice India (Nottingham)

Masala Takeaway (Nottingham)

West Midlands

The Indian Eatery (Birmingham)

The Masala Boyz Indian Takeaway (Tamworth)

Rickshaw Express (Solihull)

Gandhi Indian Restaurant & Takeaway (Saverley Green)

Lime Pickle (Birmingham)

Roti & Curry Junction (Birmingham)

Chillies Indian Takeaway (Wigan)

Maharajah (Sutton Coldfield)

Masala Curry House (Oldbury)

Spice Box (Birmingham)

East of England

Ali Spice Indian Takeaway (Norwich)

Royal Spice (Cambridge)

Master Chef Indian Takeaway (Luton)

Taj Mahal Indian & Bangladeshi Takeaway (Norwich)

Renu’s (Cambridge)

Indian Village (Ipswich)

Shabag Indian Takeaway (Chelmsford)

Delhi Akash Indian Takeaway (Laindon)

Pink Chilliz (Benfleet)

Suraya Tandoori (Chelmsford)

South East

Masala Bay Takeaway (Kent)

Chutney Jacks (Winslow)

Indian Bonsai (Luton)

Mumbai Wokingham (Wokingham)

Surrey Spice (Leatherhead)

Yasmin (Leatherhead)

Maloncho Tandoori (Guildford)

Raj Cuisine (Addlestone)

Raviz (Guildford)

Lina Tandoori (Pangbourne)

South West

Cinnamon Lounge (Wakefield)

Akash Indian Tandoori (Chippenham)

Chaiwalla Indian Street Food (Bath)

Chennai Indian Takeaway (Cheltenha)

Curry Express (Cheltenham)

Indian Enroute (Gloucester)

Taste of India (Kettering)

Eastern Paradise (Westbury)

Melksham Tandoori (Melksham)

Spice Paradise (Marlborough)

Takeaway and Home Delivery of the Year

North West

Hawali Indian Takeaway (Burnley)

Taftan (Manchester)

Al-Baraka Indian Takeaway (Liverpool)

Naga Spice Indian Takeaway (Blackburn)

Spice Island (Bolton)

The Lalbagh (Preston)

Delhi 8 Indian Takeaway (Preston)

Taste Of India (Clitheroe)

Amonbagh Takeaway (Preston)

Shad Tandoori (Blackburn)

North East

The Viking Tandoori (Jarrow)

Riz’Q flavours of India (Sunderland)

Saffron Sunderland (Sunderland)

Nawaab (Sunderland)

Forhan’s (Sunderland)

Maharaja Tandoori (Middlesbrough)

The Jewel in the Crown (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Anisa’s Curry in a Hurry (Middlesbrough)

Rowshuni (Sunderland)

Zeera Tandoori (Durham)

Yorkshire and the Humber

Taj Indian Takeaway (Sunderland)

Ramzey’s (Wakefield)

Masala (Harrogate)

Janota Tandoori (Leeds)

Spice cottage (Diss)

Anisa’s Indian Takeaway (Halifax)

Imran Indian Takeway (Huddersfield)

Jinnah (Leeds)

Kushi Tandoori (Harrogate)

Chilli Hut (Timperley Gardens)

East Midlands

The Cinnamon Lounge (Harborough)

Masala Takeaway (Nottingham)

Chillis (Nottingham)

Simply Indian (Leicester)

Flavours of Asia (Leicester)

Hassan’s Balti (Leicester)

Khyber Nights (Leicester)

Spice Takeaway (Nottingham)

Desi Street Food (Leicester)

Maharaja Takeaway (Leicester)

West Midlands

Rahman Balti (Wednesbury)

Simla Indian Takeaway (Stratford-upon-Avon)

Chutney Express Takeaway (Birmingham)

Samosa & Sweet Factory (Bromwich)

Shenapur Indian Cuisine (Stourbridge)

Dilshad Indian Takeaway (Birmingham)

Curry Corner (Cheltenham)

Sylhet Balti Indian Takeaway (Coventry)

Sweet Memories (Coventry)

Vale Curry House (Burslem)

East of England

Bikash Tandoori Takeaway (Witham)

Renu’s (Cambridge)

Stopsley Surma (Luton)

Waterhead Tandoori (Oldham)

Titash Indian Restaurant (Colchester)

Indian Zest Chelmsford (Chelmsford)

Zaika (Ipswich)

Taj Mahal Takeaway (Norwich)

The Curry Inn (Ipswich)

Indian Village (Ipswich)

South East

Raj Tandoori (Sandhurst)

Sizzling Spice (Reading)

Bengal Spice Indian Takeaway (Canterbury)

Bala Sweet & Tandoori Centre (Bedford)

London Sweet Centre (Bedford)

Indigo, Indian Food to Go (Woking)

Chillies Indian Takeaway (Scunthorpe)

Masala Bay Takeaway (Kent)

Bombay Express (Oxford)

Tandoori Nights (Kidlington)

South West

Taste of India (Gloucester)

Tale Of Spice (Trowbridge)

Ruposhi Indian Takeaway (Bath)

City Indian Takeaway (Gloucester)

Bengal Balti (Stroud)

Eastern Paradise (Westbury)

The Biryani Pot (Stroud)

Cinnamon Lounge (Westbury)

Bhaji’s (Gloucester)

Eastern Paradise (Westbury)

Chef of the Year

North

Jashn Restaurant (Gateshead)

Amma’s Canteen (Manchester)

Bombay gate (Darlington)

Nellie Indian Restaurant (Scarisbrick)

Royal Balti House (Bolton)

Parmars Indian Restaurant & Bar (Liversedge)

La La’s Restaurant (Wakefield)

Midlands

Chaska (Lenton)

Herb (Leicester)

Lime Indian Restaurant & Takeaway (Nottingham)

Basmati Restaurant (Birmingham)

NawaabSaab (Nottingham)

Everest lounge (Harborough)

Pondicherry (Telford)

South

The Tamarind Tree (Wokingham)

Maaya Indian Kitchen (Milton Keynes)

The Mita’s (Twyford)

Cafe Indiya Restaurant (Plymouth)

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