Published On: Mon, Oct 20th, 2014 on 12:30 pm

Bradford crowned Curry Capital of Britain for the fourth year

World Curry Festival Bradford

A poppadom tower being built in Bradford’s World Curry Festival

The city of Bradford has today been announced as the Curry Capital of Britain for the fourth year running.

Kiplings, Shimla Spice, Aakash, and Zaaras were the restaurants that represented the city for 2014, and came out on top ahead of teams from Brighton who came second and Birmingham that came third.

The public were urged to vote for their favourite restaurant earlier this year to represent the city as part of a city-wide campaign.

Patricia Tillotson, visitor economy manager at the Bradford Council, said: “This year we worked with external businesses, worked with the National Health Service and Jamie Oliver’s Ministry Of Food to create healthy curries, held various poppadom challenges, and held an afternoon Asian tea event at the Midland Hotel. It was very busy.

“The news has been amazing, and to think it was last year when we broke the record to win third year. We knew we had to think outside the box to win the title.”

Bradford is a city with a reputation for its Asian cuisine, and even has a place in the Guiness Book of Records for cooking up the world’s largest onion bhaji in 2011.

It also hosts an annual World Curry Festival, a three day jamboree that celebrates all things curry, with foodies travelling from all over the world to sample the best curry from countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia and South America.

Representatives from Bradford will be invited to a special function in London on 26 October to be presented with the trophy.

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- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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