Birmingham restaurant wins British Curry Awards for the 6th time

The 18th British Curry Awards took place on Monday November 28 at Evolution London, Battersea Park

A much loved Indian restaurant in Birmingham has won the British Curry Awards for a record sixth time.

The UK’s top curry restaurants, as voted for by the British public, were announced at The 18th British Curry Awards, which took place on Monday November 28 at Evolution London, Battersea Park.

Birmingham’s Lasan won the award at the event hosted by comedian, Hugh Dennis. The Indian eatery had previously won Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Best Local Restaurant in the UK’ Award on Channel 4’s The F Word in 2010.

Recognised globally as the original and most coveted award ceremony in the UK curry industry, also referred to as the ‘Curry Oscars’, as termed by former Prime Minister David Cameron, British Curry Awards welcomed personalities from the worlds of politics, sport, showbiz and entertainment alongside celebrity chefs and curry restaurant owners and their staff from across the country.

In attendance were TV personalities, Chris Tarrant, Dr Ranj Singh (ITV’s This Morning); Coronation Street’s Saira Khan; actor Nina Wadia; former England footballer, David Seaman and cricketer Phil Tuffnell.

Proprietor Jabbar Khan receives the award on November 28

In a video message of support, Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak said about the industry: “The thing I’ve learnt about being Prime Minister is that the best training I ever had was working in a curry house. I know how hard every one of you works from the chefs to the waiters to the restaurant managers and the delivery drivers.

“And that experience gave me a huge appreciation of business, of the importance of treating people fairly and the value of this most iconic of British Asian industries. So I’m delighted to be supporting Britain’s ‘Curry Oscars’. I want to thank all of you for everything you do to fill our high streets and our homes with some of the best curry in the world.”

What the proprietor said

Jabbar Khan, founder of Lasan said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have won this magnificent award; it’s our sixth win and achieving this on our 20th anniversary really is the cherry on the icing of the cake for our team!’

“Since 2002, Lasan has been captivating the hearts of discerning foodies and celebrities alike, with its exquisite Indian cuisine scooping over 20 prestigious awards and accolades throughout this magical journey. More importantly we’ve had the privilege of being part of so many heart-warming milestone celebrations, and we’ve witnessed some truly beautiful love stories from our home in the Jewellery Quarter.

“All this has been made possible by our talented, passionate chefs and loyal members of staff. On behalf of the Lasan family, I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to all our guests, who have kept us true to our vision and true to India.”