Bridgnorth Indian Restaurant Voted Best Place at Customer Choice Awards


Dave Miah, owner of the Himalayan Tandoori

The Himalayan Tandoori took home the coveted title at the recent awards gala at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, hosted by TV presenters Angela Rippon and Mike Bushel.

Speaking at the awards show, Dave Miah, owner of Himalaya Tandoori, said he was touched by the award, a direct result of nominations and feedback from guests in his area. He added: “We do our best to provide genuine traditional Indian dishes cooked to the highest standards while maintaining a friendly and comfortable environment for customers.”

Mike Bushell said: “One of the things that struck me is that this particular restaurant feels like a part of the community of this wonderful town in Shropshire. In London I met a whole family from nearby Albrighton who had traveled for during the awards show to support Himalaya Tandoori, the father explained to me that they had dined at the restaurant every week for 30 years.”

The restaurant has been praised for going the extra mile to support those vulnerable and those who need to self-isolate during the pandemic.

Bridgnorth residents Phil and Brenda Holmes explained that they were aware of several instances where Dave Miah ensured that a hot meal was delivered to the residents of Bridgnorth by his sons as the country faced a locking.

Jeanette Bates, who runs The Croft bed and breakfast in the city and provided shelter for essential workers during the lockdown, said she appreciated the extra efforts Dave and his sons put in to ensure the remaining essential workers receive a good hot meal at the end of each day

The Mayor of Bridgnorth, Councilor Sarah Barlow, attended the event: “I don’t want to reveal my age, but I have been eating at Himalaya Tandoori for 42 years. The food is amazing Dave, you have served the community really well. “

Deputy Councilor to Mayor Karen Sawbridge added that it was nice to be able to celebrate with a Bridgnorth restaurant that had won a national award.

Curry Life Magazine editor-in-chief, award sponsors Syed Belal Ahmed, congratulated Dave Miah and the Himalayan Tandoori staff in Bridgnorth for their visibility and support during a difficult pandemic year. We recognized that many Indian restaurants have shown unprecedented courage in delivering meals to support our caregivers, the elderly and vulnerable. Their efforts have been appreciated by our communities. “

Belhal added that one of the main goals of Curry Life Magazine has always been to highlight best practices within Indian restaurants. As one of the oldest Indian restaurants in the county, the Himalayan Tandoori is an inspiration to all of us.

CBI Chairman and Cobra Beer Chairman Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE said: “Like many industries over the past two years, the hospitality industry has been strained by the pandemic. of Covid. It’s great to see it emerging now from this dark period but also paving the way for other industries.

Now that the economy is picking up steam, it is truly heartwarming and enlightening to hear some of the stories of innovation and pure hard work emerging from this year’s Curry Life Awards.


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