Blackpool curry house that stands out a mile wins best street food restaurant of the year

The honour was bestowed upon Twisted, an Indian street food restaurant that is lit up with neon lights

A Blackpool curry house has scooped an impressive accolade in this year’s English Curry Awards 2022.

Twisted, an Indian street food venue on Clifton Street, in Blackpool, has been voted Street Food Restaurant of the Year, in the prestigious ceremony, which takes place each year.

The crème de la cream of restaurants and takeaways from across England came together on Monday night (22 August) in a celebration of the curry industry. The Birmingham Airport NEC played host to 350 guests in a much anticipated event, where winners were a true reflection of quality and customer service, as they are chosen by members of the general public.

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The awards recognised the hard work, determination, impeccable service and efforts of England’s best curry establishment and professionals that create and serve delicious dishes at an excellent standard.

And a Blackpool venue was one of such winners.

Twisted, which stands out a mile in the seaside town with its neon signage, boasts traditional meets modern cuisine, where global meets desi and ‘where being twisted is absolutely normal’. The vision behind the name is to showcase the wide variety of flavours in Indian cooking and what can be made out of them with a bit of creativity, according to the restaurant’s website.

Speaking about their win, Twisted said in a Facebook post: “We are all absolutely over the moon to announce that we are the winners of the best Indian Street food restaurant in the UK. Massive thankyou to all of our amazing loyal customers and to everyone that voted for us. We genuinely couldn’t of done it with out you all!”

The English Curry Awards organised by Oceanic Consulting, is said to embody the strength of the nation’s hospitality industry. It is a vast group of men and women from the restaurant and takeaway industry who specialise in creating England’s favourite dish.

Yasmin Mahmood, Director of Oceanic Consulting, said: “We are honoured and delighted to have such great finalists and winners representing the English curry industry and enhancing its reputation nationally and internationally.

Each one of them being a true reflection of the boundless talent in this industry. Congratulations to all finalists and winners!”

The winners for the 11th English Curry Awards 2022 are:

Caterer of the Year winner: The Indian Dish (Kent)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: Barfi Catering (Manchester)

Best of Manchester winner: Original Third Eye (Manchester)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: Asha’s Restaurant (Manchester)

Best of Birmingham winner: Basmati Restaurant (Birmingham)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: 1580 Contemporary Indian Restaurant (Birmingham)

Best of Bradford winner: Akbar’s Restaurant (Bradford)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: Bharat Restaurant Bar & Grill (Bradford)

Local Restaurant of the Yearwinner: Gandhi Indian Restaurant & Takeaway (Saverley Green)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: Shimla Balti (Wolverhampton)

Best Customer Service winner: Spice Valley (Norwich)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: The New Talbot (Quinton)

Nepalese Restaurant of the Year winner: Gurkha Majestic Dining (Droitwich)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: The Great Kathmandu Restaurant (Manchester)

Bangladeshi Restaurant of the Year winner: Little Bangla (Oldbury)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: Basmati Restaurant (Newcastle)

Outstanding Restaurant of the Year winner: Delhi 6 (South Shields)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: Sultan’s Palace (Liverpool)

Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year winner: Madhu’s Heathrow (Harlington)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: Panache Fine Dining (Birmingham)

Street Food Restaurant of the Year winner: Twisted Indian Street Food (Blackpool)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: Vi-Va Indian Street Food (Nottingham)

South Indian Restaurant of the Year winner: Kayal (Leicester)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: Tharavadu Restaurant (Leeds)

Vegetarian Restaurant of the Year winner: Chai Paani (Leicester)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: Namaste Village (Norwich)

Leicester Restaurant of the Year winner: Herb (Leicester)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: Kayal (Leicester)

Curry School of the Year winner: Breech Lane Curry House (Tadworth)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: Sharmini’s Inspirational Indian Cuisine (York)

Kitchen of the Year winner: 29 States (York)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: Ovisher Indian Restaurant & Takeaway (Kidlington)

Best of London winner: Sheba Restaurant (London)

Highly Commended Recognition went to: Trishna (London)

Critic’s Choice Restaurant of the Year winner: Alessi Indian Restaurant (Stoke on Trent)

Special Recognition Award winner: My Delhi Indian Streetery (Newcastle upon Tyne)

Curry King winner: Jahangir Hussain (Masala City)

Lifetime Achievement Award winner: Mifta Ur Rahman Choudhury (Lalbagh Indian Restaurant)

Chef of the Year – North

Regional Winner: Syed Shany Ahmed at Bombay Gate (Darlington)

Chef of the Year – Midlands

Regional Winner: Nyima Tsering at Everest Lounge (Harborough)

Chef of the Year – South

Regional Winner: Abdul Salam at Maaya Indian Kitchen (Milton Keynes)

Chef of the Year Overall Winner: Nyima Tsering at Everest Lounge (Harborough)

Takeaway and Home Delivery of the Year – North West

Regional Winner: Hawali Indian Takeaway (Burnley)

Takeaway and Home Delivery of the Year – North East

Regional Winner: Nawaab (Sunderland)

Takeaway and Home Delivery of the Year – Yorkshire and the Humber

Regional Winner: Jinnah (Leeds)

Takeaway and Home Delivery of the Year – East Midlands

Regional Winner: Khyber Nights (Leicester)

Takeaway and Home Delivery of the Year – West Midlands

Regional Winner: Chutney Express Takeaway (Birmingham)

Takeaway and Home Delivery of the Year – East of England

Regional Winner: Stopsley Surma (Luton)

Takeaway and Home Delivery of the Year – South East

Regional Winner: Masala Bay Takeaway (Kent)

Takeaway and Home Delivery of the Year – South West

Regional Winner: The Biryani Pot (Stroud)

Takeaway and Home Delivery of the Year Overall Winner: Jinnah (Leeds)

Takeaway of the Year – North West

Regional Winner: Khaja Indian Takeaway (Woolton)

Takeaway of the Year – North East

Regional Winner: Delaval Tandoori (Whitley Bay)

Takeaway of the Year – Yorkshire and the Humber

Regional Winner: Little India (Barnsley)

Takeaway of the Year – East Midlands

Regional Winner: Spice Bazzar (Leicester)

Takeaway of the Year – West Midlands

Regional Winner: Simla Indian Takeaway (Darlaston)

Takeaway of the Year – East of England

Regional Winner: Indian Bonsai (Luton)

Takeaway of the Year – South East

Regional Winner: Chutney Jacks (Winslow)

Takeaway of the Year – South West

Regional Winner: Chennai Indian Takeaway (Cheltenham)

Takeaway of the Year Overall Winner: Spice Bazzar (Leicester)

Curry Restaurant of the Year – North West

Regional Winner: Bombay 8 Indian Restaurant (Warrington)

Curry Restaurant of the Year – North East

Regional Winner: Sher Khan (Alnwick)

Curry Restaurant of the Year – Yorkshire and the Humber

Regional Winner: Prithiraj (Sharrow)

Curry Restaurant of the Year – East Midlands

Regional Winner: Nawaab Saab (Nottingham)

Curry Restaurant of the Year – West Midlands

Regional Winner: Pabna Restaurant (Leek)

Curry Restaurant of the Year – East of England

Regional Winner: Pipasha Restaurant (Cambridge)

Curry Restaurant of the Year – South East

Regional Winner: Spices & Spirits (Basingstoke)

Curry Restaurant of the Year – South West

Regional Winner: Café Indiya Restaurant (Plymouth)

Curry Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner: Sher Khan (Alnwick)

Restaurant of the Year – North West

Regional Winner: Royal Balti House (Bolton)

Restaurant of the Year – North East

Regional Winner: Shikara (Whitley Bay)

Restaurant of the Year – Yorkshire and the Humber

Regional Winner: Parmars Indian Restaurant & Bar (Liversedge)

Restaurant of the Year – East Midlands

Regional Winner: Avatar Dining (Harborough)

Restaurant of the Year – West Midlands

Regional Winner: Takaa Tak (Birmingham)

Restaurant of the Year – East of England

Regional Winner: Lowestoft Tandoori (Lowestoft)

Restaurant of the Year – South East

Regional Winner: The Akash (Portsmouth)

Restaurant of the Year – South West

Regional Winner:The Himalayan Spice (Liskeard)

Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner: The Himalayan Spice (Liskeard)

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Kara O’Neill
  • 18:01, 23 AUG 2022

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