Horsham’s oldest Indian restaurant, The New Curry Centre in London Road, has been crowned County Times Curry House Of The Year for 2016.
The results of the hotly contested title were announced this week and all three top spots went to Horsham eateries.
In second place came Spice Nights, in Queen Street, and in third place came Horsham Tandoori Takeaway in East Street.
The New Curry Centre, which has been serving up Indian cuisine to Horsham residents for nearly 50 years, received a glass trophy and certificate to celebrate its victory and certificates were awarded to the runners up.
Owner of the family take-away and restaurant Rama Zaman said: “My cousin started running it and her ran it for 28 years.
“Then I moved in 1999 and since then we have made updates and business is very good. We have lots of customers supporting us.
“We have improved a lot of things last year including £6-7,000 on soundproofing.
“A number of people have complimented us about it.
“We have very good value for the take away and can provide it at a good price and reasonable time.
“We have a good special banquet which is also good value and every Tuesday a five course meal.”
His son Ahsan now manages the business.
The County Times Curry House of the year is chosen every year by our readers.
We ask you to vote for the restaurant you thought should be given the coveted crown of the best Curry House in the Horsham area.
We wanted you to take into consideration what it was that you thought gave yours the edge, what lifted it above its rivals and gave you what you wanted.
And you did.
Thanks to the strength of this year’s entrants, we’ve had hundreds of votes registered for the curry houses that featured in the top 10.
Whether it was a signature dish exclusive to them, the service and welcome you received or simply that you just knew that, pound for pound, the value you got at your favourite just couldn’t be beaten, you told us what made yours the most mouth-watering candidate.
We thank everyone who participated and hope that they all enter again next year to see if they can win in 2017.