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Curry Capital of Britain

09/07/2012

CURRY TIME FOR GLASGOW AS PUBLIC ASKED TO NOMINATE THEIR FAVOURITE INDIAN RESTAURANT

Glasgow is gearing up to bring back its much deserved title of Curry Capital of Britain.

This year’s competition kicks off with a plea to the public to nominate their favourite Indian restaurant – and one they think has the potential to put Glasgow back in the hot seat.

The council also made it easy for the public to nominate their favourite restaurant online. Nomination forms are available to download or complete at www.glasgow.gov.uk/currycapital.
 
You can also nominate by email vote@fedrest.com or by post to Curry Capital of Britain, PO Box 416, Surbiton, Surrey, KT1 9BJ. 

 

The four restaurants with the most nominations will then go on to represent the city in the 2012 Curry Capital of Britain award.

The competition sees cities from across the UK go head to head for the national title.

Glasgow has won the top title four times - in 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2010.  It was runner up in 2011, 2004, 2005 and 2007.

Lord Provost Sadie Docherty is determined to lead Glasgow to the winning spot this year and is looking to the public for support.

She said: “I am really looking forward to bringing the curry crown back to Glasgow where it belongs. 

“We are, after all, a city with a passion for curry and fantastic eating establishments.  There really is no other city like ours and having won the competition four times already, I’m sure we can again.

“I know the people of Glasgow will back their city and nominate the restaurants they know can help return the curry capital of Britain honour to us.”

The public has until Friday 24 August 2012 to nominate the Indian restaurants they think can woo the judges and win it for Glasgow. 

The four restaurants to have received the most nominations will be announced on Wednesday 5 September.

As part of the competition these restaurants will be invited to hold a special dinner in the lead up to the final with proceeds going to The Curry Tree Charitable Fund to help the poor and undernourished around the world.

The restaurants will also be secretly visited by a team of independent judges before the winning city is announced on Monday 29 October.

The city council is backing the bid to support the restaurants in its quest to return the accolade of Britain’s curry capital.  Letters have been sent to Indian restaurants across the city encouraging their customers to nominate them.

 
Notes to Editors
Curry Capital of Britain 2012 - deadline dates
Nominating restaurants: Friday 24 August
Restaurants representing each competing city announced: Wednesday 5 September
Winning city announced: Monday 29 October

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