The winners of the 12th Scottish Curry Awards have been revealed following a glittering awards ceremony in Glasgow. 

Restaurants and takeaways from across Scotland were recognised for their dedication to the Curry industry and rewarded for providing some of the best curries the country has to offer.

The ceremony followed the first ever Scottish Curry Day which took place on Sunday 7th April, which encouraged Scots to visit their favourite curry houses, cook their best curry and compete for the chance to win free curry for a year if they won Scottish Curry Lover of the Year.

Scottish Curry Awards

Iain and his wife. Picture: Scottish Curry Awards

The much sought after prize was won by Iain MacKenzie following a social media campaign where he revealed he married his wife through his love of curry.

The pair even renewed their wedding vows during the ceremony with comedian host Mani Liaqat.

Winners on the night included Delhi’s Winter (Linlithgow), which took restaurant of the year; Annaya’s Indian Restaurant in Helensburgh, which was crowned Best Loved restaurant; and Dhoom in Dumfermline which landed the New Restaurant of the Year title.

Irfan Younis, CEO of Oceanic Consulting said: “The Scottish Curry Awards are one of our first events and are now established and unique in their own right. I’ve always admired the tenacity of the curry industry despite its many challenges and that admiration has only grown following the 12th ceremony.

“The Scottish Curry Awards are one of the only means by which homage is paid to those individuals behind the country’s tastiest curries and I’d like to congratulate all winners and finalists for their fantastic achievement.”

With 25 awards presented on the night, the winners are as follows:

Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner: Delhi’s Winter (Linlithgow)

Restaurant of the Year North: Lossie Restaurant (Lossimouth)

Restaurant of the Year Central: Namaste Shimla Palace (Cowdenbeath)

Restaurant of the Year South West: Multan Tandoori (Paisley)

Restaurant of the Year South East: Delhi’s Winter (Linlithgow)

Best Dining Experience of the Year Overall Winner: Akash Tandoori (Elgin)

Best Dining Experience of the Year North: Akash Tandoori (Elgin)

Best Dining Experience of the Year Central: Masala Ram’s (Falkirk)

Best Dining Experience of the Year South West: The Indian Scene (Paisley)

Best Dining Experience of the Year South East: Indie Roots (Bathgate)

Best Loved Restaurant Overall Winner: Annaya’s Indian Restaurant (Helensburgh)

Best Loved Restaurant North: Ganges (Carnoustie)

Best Loved Restaurant Central: Everst Inn (Perth)

Best Loved Restaurant South West: Annaya’s Indian Restaurant (Helensburgh)

Best Loved Restaurant South East: Bay Leaf Indian Restaurant (Livingston)

Takeaway of the Year Overall Winner: Indian Delight (Carfin)

Takeaway of the Year North: 5 in 1 takeaway (Montrose)

Takeaway of the Year Central: Himani’s Takeaway (Falkirk)

Takeaway of the Year South West: Indian Delight (Carfin)

Takeaway of the Year Glasgow: Clay Oven Indian Takeaway (Glasgow)

Takeaway of the Year South East: Cafe Shabaz Kebab House (Livingston)

Best of Glasgow: Green Chilli Café (Glasgow)

Best of Edinburgh: The Radhuni (Edinburgh)

Best of Aberdeen: 8848 Restaurant (Aberdeen)

Best of Dundee: Goa (Dundee)

TakeAway & Home Delivery of the Year: The Curry Leaf (Ayr)

Outstanding Indian TakeAway of the Year: Station India (Edinburgh)

Manager of the Year: Tulsi Fine Dining Indian & Thai Restaurant (St Andrews)

Curry Champions of the Year: The Kurry Lounge (Hamilton)

Outstanding Indian Restaurant of the Year: Bombay Lounge (Dalkeith)

Team of the Year: Charcoals (Glasgow)

Outstanding Curry of the Year: Dalshannon Farm Indian Restaurant (Cumbernauld)

Most Wanted Indian Restaurant of the Year: The Khukuri (Edinburgh)

Chef of the Year (Voter’s Choice): Heera Indian Restaurant (Paisley)

Chef of the Year (Industry Choice): Shezan Edinburgh (Edinburgh)

Customer Service of the Year: Everest Inn (Perth)

Special Recognition Award: Basil Indian Restaurant (Dunfermline)

Curry Entrepreneur of the Year: Bay Leaf Bistro & Takeaway & Indian Scene (Bearsden)

New Restaurant of the Year: Dhoom (Dumfermline)

Curry King / Queen: Turban Tandoori (Glasgow)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Shri Bheemas (Edbinburgh/Aberdeen)

Scottish Curry Lover of the Year: Iain MacKenzie (Glasgow)

About The Author

Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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