Richmond Indian takeaway wins award

From left, Mohammed Siddique, Alex Cunningham MP, with Mohammed and Abdul, from Delhi-cious.

A Richmond Indian takeaway has won a prestigious award at the National Curry Awards (NCA) at a ceremony hosted at the House of Lords this week.

Delhi-cious, in Cutpurse Lane, Richmond, won takeaway of the year for North Yorkshire at the event.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by politicians and celebrities, along with staff and restaurant owners from establishments across the country, who gathered in London to hear the winners announced.

Nominations for Best Chef, Best Takeaway and Best Restaurant came in from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The Asian catering industry is worth an estimated £5 billion to the UK economy, but in recent years has witnessed a decline that has been largely attributed to a shortage of skilled workers and lack of investment in training.

The NCA was launched to address these concerns and aims to positively promote the industry by highlighting the sector’s success stories and its wider contribution to UK culture.

Winners at the National Curry Awards 2019 range from long-established family businesses to more recently launched ventures which, along with the winning chefs, exemplify what can be achieved through dedication to first-class customer service and the creation of fantastic cuisine.