National Curry Week Best in Britain Awards (BIBA) 2015

The longest running awards in the ethnic restaurant industry have been announced as part of National Curry Week. The BIBA's started in 1993 and in 1998 the first winner of the Industry Personality of the Year was the late, then G. K. Noon MBE, who has tragically died after a long illness.

The awards aim to highlight excellence in the Indian restaurant sector and are not reliant purely on customer votes, as most other awards are, but on the final selection of a group of expert judges chaired by National Curry Week founder, Peter Grove.

BIBA Best in South West:  Myristica; Mint Room; Prithvi

BIBA Best in South East: Shampan at the Spinning Wheel; Chilli Pickle; Cinnamon Culture

BIBA Best in North East: Akbars; Cardamom Black; Cinnamon Spice Club

BIBA Best in North West: Zouk; Yukti; Mowgli Street Food

BIBA Best in Midlands: Pushkar; Lasan; Itihaas

BIBA Best in Wales: Moksh; Duchess of Delhi; Purple Poppadom

BIBA Best in Scotland: Koolba; Mumbai Mansion; Mother India Café

BIBA Best in London Central: Gymkhana, Bombay Brasserie, Cafe Spice Namaste

BIBA Best in London Suburbs: Babur, Karnavar, Chez Mumtaz

Customer Restaurant of the Year (based on customer votes only)

1/     Koolba, Glasgow

2/     Shimla, Spice Keighley

3/     Kiplings, Bradford

BIBA Top 50

Cinnamon Spice Club, Trimdon, Co. Durham; Namaaste Kitchen, London; Rajpoot, Bath; Cafe Saffron, Shrewsbury; Myristica, Bristol; Amani, Epsom; Cinnamon Culture, Bromley; Chez Mumtaj, St Albans; Mango Lounge, Windsor; Chilli Pickle, Brighton; Mint Room, Bath; Moksh, Cardiff; Babur, London; Tamarind, London; Trishna, London; Itihaas, Birmingham; Cinnamon Club, London; Quilon, London; Pushkar, Birmingham; Brilliant, Southall; India Summer, Brighton; Cafe Spice Namaste, London; Roz Ana, Kingston upon Thames; Painted Heron, London; Indian Zing, London; Lasan, Birmingham; Akbars, Bradford; Tayyabs, London; Mem-saab, Leics; Mother India Café, Glasgow; Koolba, Glasgow; Gymkhana, London; Benares, London; Chakra, London; Cardamom Black, Harrogate; Rasoi, London; Zouk, Manchester; Zaika, Manchester; Mumbai Mansion, Edinburgh; Bombay Brasserie, London; Karnavar, Croydon; Prithvi, Cheltenham; Shampan at the Spinning Wheel, Westerham; Chutney Mary, London; Masala Grill, London; Amaya, London; India Dining, Warlingham; Yukti, Liverpool; The Ambrette, Margate.

National Curry Week BEST SIGNATURE DISH 2015 :


1/     Lamb Railway Curry – Moksh, Cardiff

2/     Rabbit Stew - Cinnamon Culture, Bromley

3/     Mamaji's Chicken - Indian Summer. Brighton

Masterclass Award: Dhansak - Cyrus Todiwala Café, Spice Namaste


1/     Apricot Chicken – Pushkar, Birmingham

2/     Beef Tamarina – Moksh, Cardiff

3/     Guinea Fowl Extravaganza - Mango Lounge, Windsor

National Curry Week BEST INDIAN CHEF IN THE WORLD, (as voted by Indian chefs worldwide)

1/     Manjit Singh Gill

2/     Imtiaz Qureshi

3/     Gaggan Anand

National Curry Week BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD, (as voted by Indian chefs worldwide)

1/     Gaggan Bangkok

2/     Dum Pukht New Delhi

3/     Bukhara New Delhi

National Curry Week CURRY PUB OF THE YEAR 2015

1/     The Vine West Bromwich
2/     The Old Moseley Arms Birmingham
3/     Noel Arms Chipping Camden

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