We have proved that good things come in threes by being named Best Restaurant in the North West for the third year in a row at the prestigious British Curry Awards.
The honour recognises the continued excellence of the Indian Ocean experience, including its food, service and public profile.
The British Curry Awards created by Enam Ali MBE, are amongst the highest honours available in the spice industry, often being referred to as the Oscars of Asian cuisine. The night itself is one of the most spectacular on the British restaurant calendar and this year was no exception. The glittering ceremony was held at the Battersea Evolution Centre in London on Tuesday 3rd November and was attended by top industry figures and celebrities including host Sir Trevor McDonald, Conservative party leader David Cameron and TV celebrity Chris Tarrant. David Cameron highlighted the importance of the curry industry in Britain, which is worth £3.5 billion per year, and said that it is important that immigration policy allows the top chefs from the Indian subcontinent to enter Britain and further enhance the quality of Indian food.
The awards are judged on a regional basis and the Indian Ocean beat off stiff competition from across the North West, one of the biggest markets for Asian cuisine in the country, for the third year in a row. It stood out against its competitors as a result of its diverse menu which brings together authentic recipes from across India, the Punjab and Kashmir, creating a unique taste which has consolidated their place as the best restaurant in the North West, and amongst the finest in the country. They also scored highly as a result of their service and ties to the local community including their many charity events and support of local initiatives.
Enam Ali commented “Our winners represent the cream of the industry and have to achieve something truly memorable to win. We are delighted to see restaurants like the Indian Ocean come back with new ideas year after year and they and their colleagues are driving this industry forward.”
Celebrating Tradition as Well as Innovation
Owner Nahim Aslam said, “It is a great honour to be given such a prestigious award any year, but to get it for a third year in a row is particularly special. We work hard to produce the best and most authentic food possible, celebrating tradition as well as innovation. I am doubly pleased that a regional award such as this recognises our contribution to the local community. The pressure is on to win again next year!“