Aberdeen's Best Curry Awards 2014

Aberdeen's Best Curry Awards 2014

It was a star-studded occasion and one which proved as easy as ABC for Aberdeenshire restaurant India on the Green.

One always expects sizzling fare from the Aberdeen Best Curry Awards and the second extravaganza at the Beach Ballroom certainly didn't disappoint.

There was mouthwatering food, musical entertainment from such luminaries as Preeya Kalidas and monumental competition between the best restaurants from across the City and Shire.

A five-strong judging panel began its task on September 1 and the results were announced during a glitzy evening which coincided with National Curry Week.

And it was the Ballater-based India on the Green which carried off the main honour by being named best overall restaurant.


The 2014 awards were open to all Indian, Thai, Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Nepalese restaurants and takeaways in the city and Aberdeenshire.

And the coveted Chef of the Year title went to Shaikh Nazrul, of the Shri Bheema restaurant, after a spin-off competition hosted by the Aberdeen Cyrenians charity.

Other winners were: Best Takeaway in Aberdeen City: Eastern Eye; Best Takeaway in Aberdeenshire: Kintore Tandoori; Evening Express Readers Award: Shri Bheema; Rising Star Award: Noor Ahmed of Light of Bengal.

The latter eaterie also won the Best Restaurant in Aberdeen, while Tandoori Haven gained that accolade in Aberdeenshire.

As for the Socially Responsible Restaurant of the Year Award, it went to Café Bombay.


A number of charities benefited from the event, including Mental Health Aberdeen and the British Asian Trust, the latter of which helps raise awareness and funds to tackle poverty in South East Asia.

Sumon Hoque, the indefatigable event organiser, said: “The ceremony was a huge success, with more than 350 people enjoying a great evening’s entertainment and joining together to celebrate with some very worthy winners.

“The feedback from the judging panel was that the standard across the board was very high, not just among the winners but among all of the shortlisted restaurants and takeaways.

“Of course there’s a serious cause behind the fun of the awards and thousands of pounds have been raised for charity.

"That would not have been possible without the generosity of those who attended the ceremony and lent their support.”

This is one occasion where the spice is always right.


 The 2014 Aberdeen's Best Curry Awards was a huge success.

Pictures from the Awards are uploaded on our Facebook Page

Notable guests at the 

2014 Aberdeen’s Best Curry Awards included

Preeya Kalidas, Actress / Singer

Rameet Kaur, Miss India Scotland

Barney Crockett, Ex-Leader of Aberdeen City Council

Richard Noble, Chairman of Aberdeen Inspired