A much-loved Leeds restaurant has been named the Best Restaurant in the North East of England at the 11th annual British Curry Awards earlier this week.
Aagrah Leeds City, based in the centre of Leeds, won the 2015 title on 30th November during the renowned ‘Oscars of the curry industry’, this year held in London.
A jubilant Naeem Aslam, Director and General Manager of Leeds City Aagrah, collected the coveted award.
Speaking of the restaurant’s success, he said: “We are thrilled to win this top industry award. Over the years we have brought our innovative cuisine to the North’s restaurant scene, working hard to deliver the highest standards.
“We are grateful to our loyal customers who have supported us through this journey and to the judges of the British Curry Awards 2015.”
Aagrah was setup more than 37 years ago by Mohammed Sabir MBE and his two brothers in a small restaurant in Westgate, Shipley.
Situated in the heart of Leeds in the BBC building, Aagrah Leeds City is a fine dining restaurant with the ability to cater for 165 diners.
The establishment is without doubt one of Yorkshire’s most acclaimed restaurant groups, offering informal yet luxury dining, serving a modern menu made up of classic award winning dishes.
Yorkshire based Aagrah group is the UK and Europe’s largest Kashmiri restaurant chain and are based in the North’s Curry Capital. They specialise in Kashmiri cuisine, with 14 restaurants throughout Yorkshire, employing 500 people.
Kashmiri cuisine captures the essence of flavours from Asia to create the best dishes served in a perfect ambience created by Aagrah at their restaurants. The company have also introduced a new generation of Kashmiri dishes alongside their classic recipes to cater for developing tastes.
It is Aagrah’s commitment to impeccable fine dining standards and serving simply delicious wholesome fresh Kashmiri cuisine that have won the group so many accolades including the most recent, the prestigious Best Caterer at the British Asian Wedding Awards held last month at the five-star Montcalm Hotel, London.
Aagrah Restaurant, Sheffield (Leopold square) was awarded the Best South Asian Restaurant (Yorkshire/Humber) 2015 at the 5th Asian Curry Awards (ACA), London, whilst Aagrah Leeds won the Best Restaurant in Leeds at the Restaurant Association awards 2009, adding to their growing trophy cabinet.