An Indian restaurant in Rockingham Road, Corby, is celebrating after it retained a national honour.
The Royal Tandoori Restaurant in Corby has been voted the best restaurant in the East Midlands in the 2013 Asian Curry Awards for the second year running.
More 1,000 leading Asian restaurateurs, VIPs and embassy dignitaries gathered for a gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London to honour the winners of Asian Curry Awards 2013 at the weekend.
Mohammed Hussain, the owner of the Royal Tandoori, said: “We are delighted to receive this award among so many established restaurants.
“The trophy further cements our reputation as one of the best restaurants in the area.
“The team is ecstatic to win. What we share is a passion for the food, the cooking and the industry, which I feel is a winning combination.
“And this has been reflected by the huge support we have had from our customers.
“Now that Royal Tandoori’s Asian Curry Award has remained in Corby for the second year running, the team is happy that they have been able to shine as ambassadors for the town once again.
“I am delighted to win this prestigious award for the second year in a row.
“It’s a wonderful recognition of our work and will inspire us to keep cooking up new ideas to keep our customers happy.
“I want to thank all my loyal customers and my dedicated and talented staff team for making this award possible.”
The evening was hosted by Sky TV’s Lukwesa Burak with Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy PM Nick Clegg both delivering messages of support by video link to the nation’s 35,000 Asian caterers.
The award crowns a successful year for the restaurant, which now has a hat-trick of awards.
It was voted Corby’s best takeaway in August, and last month head chef Kamrul Hasan Rashel was named one of the best curry chefs in the country after judges visited the restaurant and gave him just 30 minutes to rustle up a dish that would impress them.