GLASGOW has been recognised as a city of curry lovers in the run up to the Curry Capital of Britain award.
The city was named Curry Lover of the Year at the Scottish Curry Awards, in recognition of the fact that it has won the Curry Capital of Britain award four times – while no other town has won it more than twice.
The award was presented to depute lord provost, bailie Gerald Leonard, who commented: “For the city to win this award is fantastic. It will go a long way towards helping us bring back the title of Curry Capital of Britain this year.
“It’s really down to the great people of Glasgow that we win such awards. We have fantastic restaurants serving fantastic dishes so it’s really no wonder we have a fiery passion for curried food”.
The UK-wide competition is well underway, with public nominations for Indian restaurants open until August 24.
The four with the most nominations will go on to represent the city in the final stage, in the hope of repeating successes in 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2010 (Glasgow also achieved runner up positions in 2004, 2005, 2007 and last year).
Lord provost Sadie Docherty, councillor for Linn, said: “I’m really looking forward to bringing the curry crown back to Glasgow where it belongs.
“We are, after all, a city with a passion for curry and fantastic eating establishments. There really is no other city like ours and having won the competition four times already i’m sure we can again”.
Anyone can vote for their favourite curry house before the August 24 deadline by filling in the online form or by posting an entry – details of which are available on the website.