Curry Capital of Britain 2016 revealed

Updated on 15 November 2016 | 0 Comments

This Northern city is victorious again. Do you live in the Curry Capital of Britain?

Bradford has bagged the coveted top spot as Curry Capital of Britain for the sixth year running.

The Curry Capital of Britain awards was first celebrated in 1999, and the idea arose because of racial unrest in areas of London.

The competition came about as a way of showcasing food and drink, focusing on what selected cities in the UK do for their ethnic communities.

But recently the focus has shifted more towards restaurants, council and education bodies getting together to promote the curry industry.

Bradford "over the moon"

Bradford is very happy to have retained the title for another year.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Portfolio for Environment, Sport and Culture at City of Bradford Council said: "To say I’m thrilled is an understatement  I’m absolutely over the moon. Each year our bids have to be bigger and better than ever before to retain our crown of Curry Capital of Britain. To win the award for a record-breaking six years in a row is testament to the hard work and dedication of our team." 

Colleen Groves, a Founder of the Curry Capital Competition, said: "It is a well-deserved victory. The Bradford team members work so well together to best demonstrate the level of cooperation and community spirit that already exists in the city. This is the kind of community cohesion that Peter Groves envisaged when he set up the competition 15 years ago."

How the awards are judged

The competing towns and cities agree on four restaurants. They then work together to produce a dossier inclduing why they should win based on the quality of food, service and cleanliness in the restaurants, charitable work, and public scores on TripAdvisor.

Other competitors

Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Leicester, Newcastle, Leeds, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham, Northampton, Oxford, Brighton, Aberdeen and London all entered teams into this year's competition.

Do you think your town or city deserved to win the Curry Capital of Britain title? Let us know in the Comments box below.

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