Blackpool’s go-to Indian restaurant with an award-winning chef that could be crowned best in the UK


A famous Blackpool curry house that has received rave reviews has been shortlisted for a National Culinary Grand Prize.

Blackpool’s Baby Kingfisher restaurant was listed for the prestigious 11th Asian Curry Awards 2021 in association with Just Eat.

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The awards ceremony will take place tomorrow (Sunday 21 November) from 6 p.m. at Grosvenor House in London.

Yet the popular restaurant, located on Highfield Road, has already received accolades after its owner was recently crowned Chef of the Year at the Asian Curry Awards in Manchester in August and won the ‘Chef of the Year’ award. of the National Curry Association in London. .

Owner Mohammed Iftekher Hussain, 47, said he was “very happy” to have been shortlisted for the last prize.

Baby Kingfisher owner Mohammed Iftekher Hussain (right) pictured with his sons, Ayaan Zaffar Hussain (center) and Khamran Hussain (left)

He said: “As a business, I always try to improve myself, and as long as you take small steps, that’s a good thing.

“We have been here for five years. I was born in the restaurant business and literally lived above a restaurant. I am very happy – what can I say?”

Renowned for their mouth-watering Indian dishes and mouth-watering delicacies, the staff at Baby Kingfisher have over six decades of experience in the Indian restaurant industry.

With invaluable expertise and a keen understanding of how to create unique dishes, the team uses the freshest, finest ingredients.

And they offer a plethora of deliciously rich and varied dishes that have garnered praise and rave reviews.

Their mouth-watering range of dishes includes traditional dishes like chicken tikka and rogan josh, as well as hotter offerings like vindaloo and madras.

Their heavenly list of side dishes includes saag aloo, made with spinach and potatoes, mushroom bhaji, mango and popadom chutney, and spicy papadoms.

Meanwhile, their take-out and online menu also offers a plethora of succulent and spicy dishes, from seafood specialties to retro cuisine and traditional Indian dishes.

Baby Kingfisher in Blackpool
Baby Kingfisher in Blackpool

Topping their list of delicious chutneys are mango, onion, mint sauce, lime pickle, and chili sauce, to name a few.

It’s no surprise to find that the award-winning culinary expertise of this renowned Indian restaurant garnered high praise on Trip Advisor, where it received a rating of 4/5.

A reviewer named ‘Phillip B’ was full of praise, stating: “The best Indian decor ever gorgeous, fantastic service and amazing food, best Indian food I have ever had, huge menu, the food was absolutely brilliant. “

Likewise, Vijayk195 said: “We are from Leicester, the curry capital. Appreciated all the dishes prepared – superb; it beats 5 stars. You have to go and try the food at Baby Kingfisher to understand what I’m saying. This is a must see restaurant – I will surely be returning to Blackpool soon just to enjoy the cuisine there. ”

Meanwhile, a reviewer called ‘sctd421’ said, “I came across this lovely restaurant while researching places online. It’s not in the city center but still pretty easy to get to. This is one of the best Indian meals I have had, excellent quality food which was very delicious the service was also excellent too, would definitely go back and highly recommend it.

The 11the The Asian Curry Awards are open to professional chefs working in Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Organized by the Asian Curry Foundation, 11e The Asian Curry Awards will take place on November 21 from 6 p.m. at Grosvenor House in Mayfair, London.

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