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Welling curry house crowned best in London suburbs

PUBLISHED: 11:35 30 November 2011

Chef Gulab Miah hard at work

Chef Gulab Miah hard at work

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A Welling curry restaurant was named the best in London suburbs at the British Curry Awards.

Shampan 3 at Falconwood Parade, The Green, Welling, was one of ten nationwide restaurants to receive an award at the ceremony at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, on Monday (28).

Manager Nurul Islam, said: “We were surprised to win. We are different from other Indian restaurants as we are more authentic.”

The Welling restaurant opened in 2006 and has branches in Bromley and Westerham.

The British Curry Awards, now in their seventh year, are recognised as the industry’s ‘Oscars’, with more than 1,500 restaurateurs, VIP guests and celebrities in the audience to see the results announced by celebrity chef James Martin, host of BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen.

Guests included London Mayor Boris Johnson, Employment Minister Chris Grayling and Conservative Party Co-Chairman Baroness Warsi.

More than 2,700 restaurants from across the UK had been nominated for this year’s awards, described by Prime Minister David Cameron as “uplifting and inspiring” in a video message recorded specially for the event.

The restaurant Tamarind in Mayfair was named the best in central London.

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