The awards are designed to recognise the very best Indian restaurants in the South Manchester and Cheshire region, from cheaper balti houses to upmarket fine-dining establishments.
The build up to the awards was covered by local radio channel Pure 107.8 FM. The winner was highly anticipated and the announcement made the half hourly news bulletin on the radio channel throughout the day.
David Marchbank-Smith co-founder of Currycouncil paid tribute "The awards are designed to recognise the very best Indian restaurants in the South Manchester region. The team at the Purple Pakora have created an stylish contemporary dining arena which is complimented with exemplary food and a high standard of service. "
The team at the Purple Pakora were presented with the contemporary glass award by Martin Noble, co-founder of the Currycouncil.
The owners of the Purple Pakora, Ash Choudhury and Bob Bakht, were pleased to receive the award at the special presentation.
Ash Choudhury said: “We are very proud to receive the very first currycouncil award. It’s nice to be recognised as the best Indian restaurant in the area”
“The standard of restaurants that have been reviewed by the currycouncil is extremely high and we were competing against many long standing and established restaurants. It’s nice to know that what we are doing here at the Purple Pakora is being noticed and it's a credit to my staff for all their hard work and the service that they deliver”.
The currycouncil.com annual awards honors the best restaurants as voted by the currycouncil.com members.
Finalists were chosen from a list of eleven South-Manchester-based restaurants visited by the currycouncil in 2009.
Each restaurant was then rated by the currycouncil council in the following areas: Atmosphere, value for money, originality and most of all; exemplarily food and service.
The Purple Pakora was ranked the highest and was declared the winner of the award. The management team and chefs (Robin Khan and Naeem Choudhury) at the Poynton restaurant have clearly set the benchmark for a quality dining experience.
The restaurant was officially reviewed in January 2009 and was also visited for the first currycouncil WAGS curry in November 2009.
The Newcomer of the Year award 2009 will be presented to the Cinnamon Tree restaurant in Heald Green.
ABOUT THE CURRYCOUNCIL
Founded in the 90’s currycouncil.com is a non-profit independent restaurant review site and knowledge base.
The “currycouncil” consist of eight members from various backgrounds, employment and interests, but with a common interest in eating curry, having a beer or two and hopefully improving and ensuring quality in South Manchester curry houses.
The currycouncil.com site also encourages our visitors to post comments and exchange opinions on their own experiences.