Spice Times Restaurant Awards 2010 Hailed as a Success

By Spice Times, PRNE
Thursday, December 16, 2010

LONDON, December 17, 2010 - The Spice Times Restaurant Awards, a national public voting campaign ran
by B2B magazine Spice Times, made their 12th December 2010 debut to universal

The star packed event at the City Pavilion, Romford, was a complete
success, and over 1000 guests and dignitaries attended the evening, including
His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Sayeedur Rahman Khan; Bangladeshi high
commissioner to the UK, Rt. Hon Rushanara Ali, Shadow Education Minister
Sharon Hodgson and Deputy Mayor of Havering Cllr Melvin Wallace.

The highest accolade of the evening, the National Award, went to The Last
Days of the Raj in Tyne and Wear.

The show featured breathtaking performances from the energetic and
hilarious Signature, of Britain's Got Talent fame, and the award winning Flex
FX dance troupe. Superb singing was on offer from Ameen Raja, while the
guests enjoyed the meal prepared by Pride of Asia catering. The hosts,
Daybreak's Tasmin Lucia Khan and Syed Ahmed of The Apprentice, bounced off of
each other expertly, their banter maintaining a warm atmosphere throughout
the evening.

Spice Times Chairman Moinul Hussain said: "It was a fantastic event and a
great evening, the feedback that we've received from the public is superb.
I've spoken to numerous restaurant owners and they are now referring to the
Spice Times Restaurant Awards as the number one South Asian catering awards
in the UK."

Pepsi's Senior UK Sales Director Matt Greenslade praised Mr Hussain for
"delivering a great event," and pledged Pepsi's continuing support for the
annual awards. Kingfisher CEO Damon Swarbrick called the event "a great
success," and was "amazed" by the turnout of dignitaries and restaurateurs.
"I think we can all agree that it was a success," stated Shelim Rashid of
online restaurant directory Curries Online, "they will only get bigger and
better from now on."

The event was sponsored by Pepsi, J20, Kingfisher Beer, Allied Foods,
Curries Online, FHS Global, Blue Keld, Veetee Rice and Rent Reform. Media
partners included NDTV Imagine, B4U, NTV and Channel i.


National Winner: The Last Days Of The Raj (Gateshead, Tyne and Wear)

Regional Winners

East England: Mumtaz Mahal (Benfleet, Essex)

South East: Curry Inn (Cranleigh, Surrey)

London: Kasturi (London)

South West: Signature Viceroy (Yeovil, Somerset)

East Midlands: Saffron (Northampton, Northamptonshire)

West Midlands: Cafe Saffron (Shrewsbury, Shropshire)

Yorkshire and the Humber: Shimla Spice (Shipley/Bradford, West Yorkshire)

North West: The Viceroy (Carlisle, Cumbria)

North East: The Last Days Of The Raj (Gateshead, Tyne and Wear)

Scotland: Itihaas Banglaseshi & Indian Restaurant (Edinburgh, Midlothian)

Wales: TĂ…- Asha Balti House (Conwy, North Wales)

Best Takeaway in the South East: Balti Night (Braintree)

For a comprehensive list of winners and runners-up visit

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a wide range of topics which are close to the modern Asian business person
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