West Lothian Restaurant Takes Gold at British Curry Awards 2013
Karma Restaurant in Whitburn won Best Scottish Restaurant at the 9th annual British Curry Awards on Monday 25th November at Battersea Evolution in London.
The West Lothian restaurant, which since its opening in 2002 has acquired a number of prestigious accolades including AA rosettes in 2011 and 2012; and a 5 star ‘Certificate of Excellence’ award from Tripadvisor in 2012 and 2013, were rewarded the Gold award at this year’s ceremony.
The British Curry Awards, affectionately known as the ‘Curry Oscars’, celebrates the UK’s favourite cuisine by honouring top Indian restaurants around Britain. This year the awards ceremony was hosted by TV personality, Chris Tarrant, and attended by a number of notable personalities including Prime Minister David Cameron, who spoke at the event. Mr Cameron praised the industry for its continuing achievement and contribution to the country.
There were a staggering 236,000 public nominations received this year via app, email and post. Winners were selected from their respective category shortlists and announced at the event on Monday night.
Nick Williams, chair of Visit West Lothian said: “On behalf of Visit West Lothian we would like to congratulate Karma on receiving the title of Best Scottish Restaurant at this year’s British Curry Awards. Karma’s achievement highlights the quality of dining establishments in West Lothian and I am so pleased that this thriving local business has been recognised for its talents.”