West Wickham curry house crowned ‘king of curries’ at awards night

PUBLISHED: 09:00 27 October 2018

Journalist and broadcaster Jon Snow, owner and executive chef of INaga restaurant, Abul Hay, director sales of Just Eat UKAndrew Kenny and MP Wes Streeting. Picture: Kois Miah

Journalist and broadcaster Jon Snow, owner and executive chef of INaga restaurant, Abul Hay, director sales of Just Eat UKAndrew Kenny and MP Wes Streeting. Picture: Kois Miah

Kois Miah

A restaurant is flying high after it was crowned the king of curries.

iNaga Restaurant, Croydon Road, Coney Hall, West Wickham, is owned by Abdul Hay, and was voted best restaurant in the Customer Choice category at the annual national Curry Life Awards.

Curry chefs and restaurateurs from across the country picked up the coveted awards in front of an audience of more than 700 people at a gala event hosted by the journalist and broadcaster Jon Snow.

Chef Abdul has run the family-owned business with his brother since 2012.

The restaurant also won a Curry Life award in 2014.

Abdul was surprised to find out he had won this year.

“We weren’t expecting to win, we were both shocked and jumping up and down at the news,” he said.

He also said he has plans to refurbish the restaurant in January: “We would like to renovate the restaurant and make it more modern.

“The menu will stay the same mostly but we will probably add some dishes and change the choices a bit.

“It’s great honour to be recognised and I would like to thank my team for their hard work and our customers who have inspired us to keep improving and experimenting.”

At this year’s ceremony, korma was crowned king of the curries for diners.

The mild dish is Britain’s most popular Indian cuisine.

Cobra Beer founder Lord Karan Bilimoria announced the full results of the survey at the awards.

He said: “Not many people would have thought korma was more popular than dishes such as tikka masala and balti – so the survey findings really are fascinating from that point of view.

“More than 2,000 curry bosses were quizzed for the poll.”

The awards were organised in partnership with the takeaway food ordering app, Just Eat.

Syed Belal Ahmed, editor of Curry Life Magazine which organises the awards, added: “We have been championing the British curry cuisine for many years and despite being 
hit hard by several recessions, it has managed to survive and flourish.”


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