A popular Indian takeaway in North Manchester has been voted one of the best in the UK, beating rivals up and down the country.
Prestwich’s Bombay Cuisine won the award of National Takeaway of the Year at the annual Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards, an esteemed ceremony that aims to promote the art of cooking while recognising other areas in the hospitality industry.
Most well-known for serving up a range of authentic dishes such as the jalfrezi and karahi, as well as biriyani, balti and masala plates, diners can also enjoy mouthwatering chef specialties, koftas and much more.
Alongside Bombay Cuisine, another Indian Takeaway in Bolton, The Milnrow Balti also picked up a prestigious accolade on the evening, taking home the award for Regional Restaurant of the Year for the North West of England - just another confirmation that we’re spoilt for choice up North!
Each year, the Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards reveal the very best of authentic, traditional cuisine selected from over 2,000 nominations from restaurants, takeaways, chefs, and personalities up and down the country.
The winners are selected by a panel of ambassadors and judges, with each restaurant awarded on three key factors; quality of food, quality of service, and value for money. This is then followed by the ARTA score, which includes food hygiene ratings and online reviews.
The restaurants that made it through the difficult first phase were invited to participate in a cook-off competition where they were scored on flavour, appearance, texture, hygiene and aroma.
Speaking about the awards, Salik Mohammed Munim, Founder of the ARTA Awards, said: “The ARTA Awards 2022 are a celebration and recognition of Britain’s vibrant Asian restaurants, takeaways, and chefs. Since the inception of ARTA, we have clearly seen the phenomenal quality of entrants, and the bar set by each, and every nominee has been increasing each year.
“I am truly blown away by the standards set by the competition and having been privy to exceptional quality and service extended by the nominees, I can confidently assert that the Asian culinary industry in Britain is in safe hands. Every nominee and winner should be proud of their work.
“ARTA 2022 is extremely special for us, as it has returned after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The gathering was emotional and symbolic, as it brought together members of the Asian cuisine industry during an exceptionally difficult and testing time. The cost of energy crisis is a real threat to the sector, and many are faced with the prospect of closing doors after having served their local communities and patrons for decades.
“This has been a back-to-back assault on the sector, which was recently reeling and recovering from the pandemic, and staffing shortages post-Brexit. It was a poignant moment for us all, to be together and extend moral support and well-wishes. I truly wish us all the very best.”