It is one of the glitziest awards of the year in the restaurant industry, and Maaya Indian Kitchen & Bar proudly represented Milton Keynes at the internationally celebrated British Curry Awards last week.
Broadcast live in more than 200 countries, the event, held at the glamorous Battersea Evolution, was attended by over 1,600 restauranteurs and guests including The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, Chef Heston Blumenthal, Dancing on Ice star Frankie Poultney and Arsenal legend David Seaman.
Compered by comedian Alistair McGowan, guests were also greeted by a video message from the Prime Minister, Theresa May.
Maaya, which opened earlier this year in The Hub, was shortlisted for the Best Newcomer award together with 14 others from across the country and chosen from 218,000 overall entries. The Indian restaurant didn’t win the overall title, which was presented to Darbaar in London, but the owners were incredibly proud to have made it to the final.
“The British Curry Awards have been named the Oscars of the industry and to have been shortlisted under the Newcomer of the Year was a real honour. We are still a very young restaurant and have come a long way since opening but there’s much more ahead of us; 2017 is going to be a great year for Maaya,” said restaurant manager, Mo Abdul.