An Indian restaurant has been honoured twice this month at the British Curry Awards and by the Cobra Good Curry Guide.
Calcutta Brasserie in Stony Stratford was awarded by Pat Chapman’s Cobra Good Curry Guide as one of just 17 of the very best restaurants in the UK, from 9,000 Indian restaurants.
And the restaurant was also presented as a finalist at the British Curry Awards from 28 venues in the South East region that were shortlisted. Only a few restaurants received this honour at the most prestigious Indian restaurant awards in the UK.
Held at Evolution in Battersea and hosted by Jenny Bond and Rory Bremner, the glitzy event was attended by celebrities and dignitaries including legendary footballer David Seaman, Peter Jones and Sir Terry Wogan.
Prime Minister David Cameron also contributed a broadcast message from Downing Street during which he announced the winner of one of the evening’s major awards.
An total of 2,700 restaurants were entered for the awards from a staggering 270,000 public nominations. The black tie evening was attended by 1,600 people from restaurateurs to media and personalities. This is the eighth British Curry Awards since launching in 2004.
Proprietor Mo Abdul said: “We are delighted to be crowned as a finalist again at the Curry Awards and to have been chosen out of so many other fantastic restaurants is fantastic in itself but to also be awarded as one of the best restaurants in the Good Curry Guide is an unbelievable achievement.
“Thank you to all our customers for their support.”