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Keighley restaurant helps Bradford snatch the Curry Capital of Britain title
11:53am Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
Keighley restaurant Shimla Spice this week helped Bradford snatch the Curry Capital of Britain title for the third year running.
Shimla manager, Faisal Hussain, described the hat-trick win as “absolutely fantastic” for both the city and the wider district.
He said: “It’s a big honour to be representing Bradford. It’s great to be part of the team, especially being a small local restaurant.”
Bradford narrowly beat competition from second placed Glasgow and third placed Wolverhampton in the annual competition, scoring 83.6 points out of a possible 100.
Shimla Spice in Damside has been a member of the Curry Capital team for the past four years. This year it was joined by Omar Khan’s in Little Horton, Kipling’s in Greengates and Akbars in Thornbury.
Faisal said Shimla’s own achievements had been central to the success of this year’s competition entry.
He added: “We’re the only restaurant that’s been in the bid every year. We pull in a lot of votes through our social media.
“We have 40,000 fans on Facebook alone and a few thousand on Twitter, and we have a smartphone app.
“I think we play a key role because of our charity work. That’s taken into consideration. We’ve also won a lot of awards.”
Event organiser, Peter Grove, said: “This year’s competition was tougher than ever, with 22 cities bidding to be crowned Curry Capital of Britain, and we’re delighted to see Bradford chosen by the public.”