Restaurants celebrate success

15 February 2013

The public have been voting in their thousands (12, 000 to be exact) and today The Festivals Company who organise the Welsh Curry House of the Year 2013 reveal the names of the top 30 restaurants  through to the next round of the competition.

Each of the 30 restaurants will be celebrating their success by making a Welsh Lamb Curry available to the public until the end of March.

“I’m hoping that everybody who lives near one of the top 30 restaurants will pay them a visit over the coming weeks. Reaching this part of the competition confirms that we have world class cooking in every corner of the country,” said Berwyn Rowlands from The Festivals Company.

“Using locally sourced ingredients like Welsh Lamb is fantastic. I’m confident that most people in Wales will want to try a Welsh Lamb Curry and who knows if the curry proves popular it might become a permanent addition on the menu,” he added.

Over the following five weeks independent regional judges will visit each of the 30 short-listed restaurants before the top three restaurants, one from each region, will be announced live on the Jason Mohammad Show on BBC Radio Wales on FRIDAY 5 April 2013.

The names of the Top 30 restaurants are:

Mid and West Wales:

Bengal Spices                                                               
Ashfield House, Llanymynech, SY22 6ER,
Tel: 01691 830170

40b Broad Street, Newtown, SY16 2BQ
Tel: 01686 627744

Sheesh Mahal
53 Stepney Street, Llanelli, SA15 3YA,
Tel: 01554 773773

Shapla Tandoori
8 College Street, Lampeter, SA48 7DY
Tel: 01570 422076

The Palace
Waterloo House, Llansantffraid, SY22 6AR
Tel: 01691 828152

North Wales:

Asha Balti House
4 Denbigh Street, Llanrwst, LL26 0LL
Tel: 01492 641910

Asia Indian Restaurant
96 Gloddaeth St, Llandudno, LL30 2DS
Tel: 01492 870178

Abul's Spice
The Square, Corwen, LL21 0DE
Tel: 01490 413016

Asia Indian Restaurant
Lenton Pool, Denbigh, LL16 3LG
Tel: 01745 814887

Bengal Dynasty
1 North Parade, Llandudno, LL30 2LP
Tel: 01492 875928

Bombay Buffet
154 / 156 Foryd Road, Rhyl, LL18 5LS
Tel: 01745 798208

Country Spice
95 Hawarden Road, Wrexham, LL12 9NW
Tel: 01978 760020

Ruabon by pass, Wrexham, LL14 6YY
Tel: 01978 822220

Samirah Tandoori
36 Regent Street, Llangollen, LL208HS
Tel: 01978 861877

Spice of Llanberis
32 High Street, Llanberis, LL55 4EU
Tel: 01286 871983

South Wales:

Ashoka Tandoori
68 Nolton Street, Bridgend, CF31 3BP
Tel: 01656 650678

Bokhara Brasserie
Pen-y-fai, Bridgend, CF31 4NG
Tel: 01656 720212

Bombay Blue
27a Cardiff Road, Nantgarw, Caerphilly, CF15 7SS
Tel: 01443 842828

34 The Esplanade, Porthcawl, CF36 3YR
Tel: 01656 786950

Jaflon Restaurant
41 Albert Road, Penarth, CF64 1XL
Tel: 029 20701133

164 Chepstow Road, Newport, NP19 8EG
Tel: 01633 258615

Mint and Mustard
134 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, CF14 3LZ
Tel: 02920620333

Ocean Building, Bute Crescent, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AY
Tel: 02920 498120

Rasoi Indian Kitchen
Bryntirion Road, SWANSEA, SA4 9DY
Telephone: 01792 882409

Raj of India
8a Market Street, Caerphilly, CF83 1NX
Tel: 02920 868230

Shahi Noor
87 High Street, Barry, CF62 8DX
Tel: 01446 735706

65 Herbert Street, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4ED
Tel: 01792 869448

The New Lahore
145 Lower Dock Street, Newport, NP20 1EE
Tel: 01633 265665

Tiffin Rasoi
37 Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4HB
Tel: 01446 743030

The Rahil
26 Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4HD
Tel: 01446 720259

The National Winner will be announced during the Awards Show at the Coal Exchange in Cardiff Bay on Monday 22 April 2013.