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Maaya recognised for National Award

Maaya Indian Kitchen & Bar has been officially ‘nominated’ for the most prestigious Indian restaurant awards in the UK, the British Curry Awards.

Named by the ex-Prime Minister, David Cameron, as the ‘curry Oscars, Maaya, which opened in The Hub in Febriary this year, has been nominated under the New Comer category. Nomination is the first stage - only a few restaurants are nominated from hundreds of entries – and then, if successful, Maaya will be shortlisted.

“For our industry, this is the ultimate prize and recognition for being the best in the field,” said Mo Abdul, General Manager and Owner at Maaya. He adds: “It is not always easy as an independent restaurant to survive but we have put our heart and soul into Maaya and are committed to giving our customers a first class experience. To be nominated is a wonderful achievement and we’re incredibly grateful but we hope we can take it to the next stage.”

The 12th, annual British Curry Awards in association with will take place on Monday 28 November 2016 at The Battersea Evolution. Last year the industry at large, foodies, celebrities, MP’s and dignitaries collectively paid homage to the nation’s finest curry restaurants.

Guests included GBBO runner-up, Tamal Ray; Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP; Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP; actress Laila Rouass; Adil Ray (Citizen Khan); Eastenders actor Nitin Ganatra; celebrity restaurateur, Prue Leith CBE; Channel 4 News presenter, Krishnan Guru-Murthy; TV personalities, Stephen Mulhern, Lizzie Cundy and Casey Bachelor; The Apprentice contestant Sanjay Sood Smith; broadcaster Zillur Rahman; Ann Main MP, Sharon Hodgson MP and Paul Scully MP. The event was hosted by BBC newsreader, Jane Hill.

Maaya will be notified in the next few weeks if it has been shortlisted.


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