Scottish Curry Awards 2013: The Results In Full

The night of Monday June 10 saw the gathering of Scotland's top curry movers and shakers, assembled together in the Grand Ballroom of the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow to hear who would be taking home the trophies at the sixth annual Scottish Curry Awards. The previous year The Tramps were sadly unable to attend the glittering ceremony but that was more than made up for by the fact that not only was there going to be a TATTGOC presence this year ... The Tramps were involved in the judging process too, presiding over the hotly contested Best of Glasgow category. Sadly Trampy was unable to make the big night due to commitments in a foreign land but The Tramp put together an elite double tag team comprising himself and partner in crime Mumbai Me A Pony, strongly backed up by Bobo Balti and his good lady wife Debbie McGhee.

All in all it was a cracking night, with lots of familiar faces from both the world of curry and beyond (the girls being quite taken by STV weather legend Sean Batty while former Curry Lover Of The Year Mr Snax put in a boisterous appearance). Host Gina McKie kept the audience well entertained throughout and when it came time for the TATTGOC Best of Glasgow award to be handed out The Tramp even managed to smuggle a Highlander related quip into the speech in honour of the missing Trampy.

For a full run-down of the whole event keep your eyes (and ears) peeled for a special Scottish Curry Awards 2013 edition of your favourite curry themed podcast Keep Calm And Curry On (which will be the first of Season 2). But while you patiently await the anecdote laden podcast yak track between Trampy and The Tramp here are the results in full:


Sandy Wilkie: Formidable Curry Warrior

Curry Lover of the Year: Sandy Wilkie (Muller Wiseman Dairies)

Team of the Year: Killermont Polo Club (Glasgow)

Healthy Food Provider: Punjabi Tadka (East Kilbride)

Team Kismot: Don't be fooled by their smiles ... those curries are HOT!

Best Marketing Campaign: Kismot (Edinburgh)

Recognition for Creative Menu: Akbar’s (Glasgow)

Lookin' smooth: TATTGOC favourite Muhammad Sultan

Maitre D’ of the Year: Muhammad Sultan (Charcoals, Glasgow)

Purvaiz Mohammed of Heera

Chef of the Year: Purvaiz Mohammed (Heera Restaurant, Glasgow)

Lifetime Achievement winners Satty and Bobby Singh

Lifetime Achievement Award: Satty & Bobby Singh

Curry Queen 2013: Jiggy Majhu

Curry King or Queen 2012: Jiggy Majhu

Who are those handsome hosts? 

The Best of Glasgow: Mother India’s Cafe

The Best of Edinburgh: Mithas

Takeaway of the Year
North East winner: Qismat - Aberdeen
North West winner: Kebabish Curry House - Oban
South East winner: Eastern Spices - Edinburgh
South West winner: Cafe India – Westend, Glasgow
Overall winner: Qismat - Aberdeen

Restaurant of the Year
North East winner: Cinnamon Restaurant - Aberdeen
North West winner: Spice Tandoori – Fort William
South East winner: Prince of India - Peebles
South West winner: Rasoi Indian Restaurant & Deli - Lenzie
Overall winner: Mithas

A great year for Mithas
Congratulations to the winners and all the nominees in another great, and fiercely contest, contest. It goes without saying that the standard of competition is incredibly high and just keeps getting better every year.

Thanks for having us ... and see you next year.

Hungry for more Scottish Curry Awards chat? Herald diarist Ken Smith has a piece about the awards here: Driven by drink but it led to discovery of curry

And STV have a full roundup of the awards complete with photo stream and a user contributable STV curry map of Scotland here: Hot stuff as the great and the good are honoured at Scottish Curry Awards