Blackburn’s MyLahore was triumphant at the Asian Curry Awards at an event attended by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

The MyLahore team picked up the British Asian Fusion Restaurant of the Year honour at event earlier this week. 

The restaurant’s Manchester and Bradford sites had also been shortlisted at the event but it was the Blackburn vbenue that came out on top.

The winners were revealed at a glittering gala dinner and presentation ceremony, hosted by BBC news anchor Samantha Simmond at the Grosvenor House.

Entries were assessed by a panel of judges from the Asian Catering Federation (ACF).

The awards honour cuisines from across the continent including Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

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Ishfaq Farooq is pictured with the British Asian Fusion Restaurant of the Year in London

Sadiq Khan, The Mayor of London, said:  “Asian cuisine has a very special place in British society.

"I was delighted to be back to support The Asian Curry Awards and meet so many inspiring business owners and chefs who have shown incredible resilience and ingenuity in the face of many challenges, from the pandemic to the cost-of-living crisis.

“On behalf of Londoners, I want to commend all the restaurants, chefs and service staff that took part and congratulate the winners.

“These businesses don’t just feed us amazing food, they have become an integral part of our everyday lives and I’m committed to doing everything I can to ensure they continue to thrive, enrich our communities and support our economy as we work together to build a better London for everyone.”

ACF chair, Yawar Khan, said: “We’re seeing some remarkable innovation by pioneering restaurateurs, adapting to challenging trading conditions and more sophisticated customer preferences.

“Afternoon chai, weekend brunch, more use of quality local produce – especially seafood and game, are now being widely served.”