West End trio lead curry bid

Added on Thursday 6 Sep 2012

Photo: sadie docherty. Three West End restaurants have been chosen by the public to represent Glasgow in the UK Curry Capital of Britain competition, alongside Merchant City venture KoolBa.

Mister Singh's India, Mother India and Neelim, in Scotstoun, received the most nominations out of a total of 91 establishments nominated by members of the public.

The competition sees cities from across the UK go head to head for the national title.

Glasgow won the title in 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2010. It was a close runner-up in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2011 - and Bradford is the current title holder.

Lord Provost Sadie Docherty said she is determined to see Glasgow bring back the title and is delighted with the public support so far.

She said: "This city has many, many wonderful Indian restaurants and the public have made an excellent choice nominating KoolBa, Mister Singh's India, Mother India and Neelim to go forward and represent us in the competition. Thanks to their support we have four fantastic restaurants each with their own unique style and quality - not to mention enthusiasm - to help Glasgow win."

As part of the competition the restaurants are encouraged to hold a charity event in the lead up to the final with proceeds going to The Curry Tree Charitable Fund to help the poor and undernourished around the world.

The city council recently raised over £1000 by holding a dress down day for staff across the council. It is supporting the restaurants in its quest to retain the accolade of Britain's curry capital - and must also produce a bid document to showcase why Glasgow is the deserved winner.

The public now has until Friday, 21 September to vote Glasgow as the winning city at: www.glasgow.gov.uk/currycapital

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