Cheltenham restaurant Spice Lodge has been named the best in the South West in the annual British Curry Awards.
The restaurant won the accolade at the eighth annual British Curry Awards gala dinner which took place last night at Battersea Evolution.
The event was organised by one of the leading influencers within the curry industry, Mr Enam Ali MBE, and was presented by ex-Royal Correspondent Jenny Bond and comedian Rory Bremner.
The win is the latest ion along line of awards for Spice Lodge which is based in Montpellier.
Attendees included hundreds of leading restaurateurs, business owners, politicians and celebrities including Chris Grayling MP, Nigel Farage MEP & UKIP Party Leader, Dragons Den entrepreneur Theo Paphitis, journalist Rageh Omar and many more.
The evening began with Prime Minister David Cameron addressing the crowd via a video link. In it he said: “It is often said that curry is Britain national dish – and it’s easy to see why. It’s not just the flavours served up in the thousands of curry restaurants across the country, it is the welcome too. Those who work in the curry industry enliven Britain's high streets, boost local economies and contribute to local communities.”