Torquay’s Bombay Express Indian restaurant is in the running for a top award.
The Belgrave Road restaurant has been nominated for a British Curry Award
It is in the best restaurant of the South West category and is up against the elite including a Michelin guide establishment.
Local Chef Patron Rehan Uddin says: “Thank you for the nomination. The team are super excited.”
He added: “A huge thanks to all of our customers, suppliers, builders, maintenance for working with us genuinely during these difficult times of uncertainty. We most certainly appreciate each and everyone of you.
“Wish us luck as we go up against the very best in the South West as the first Asian restaurant in Torbay to ever be nominated in this category.”
Rehan has put Torbay on the as managing director of the national Asian Restaurant Owners Network and has even taken part in industry discussions with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
He says: “To be nominated as the first Asian restaurant from Torbay is an absolute honour.
“With a complete non-Asian team, I have shown the country it is possible to create high end Asian cuisine with the passion and drive of local chefs.
“Having spoken to the PM and the Chancellor previously in the year it is the coriander on the Jalfrezi to be nominated for a British Curry Award.”
He adds: “My menu is built with gut health in mind, reduced onion content, reduced dairy content with an expert balance of spices that assimilate a good food good mood mentality.”
Anonymous judges and mystery diners and a film crew from British Curry Awards visit on separate occasions before the nominations.
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