Mother India comes out top at Asian Restaurant Awards


Mother India in Edinburgh has been named as the overall winner at the Asian Restaurant Awards which took place in Edinburgh earlier this week.

The capital’s Cilantro took Best Bangladeshi, Ignite won for the Best Indian, Dishoom was named as the Best Casual Dining venue and Pomelo won the Best Chinese.

From Glasgow, Charcoals and Desi Chaiwala were victorious, along with Sapporo Teppanyaki (Best Japanese) and Thairiffic (Best Thai).

There were also wins for Bo’ness Spice (Falkirk), Light of Bengal (Aberdeen), Tahla (Perth), Spice Tandoori (Elgin), Dhoom (Dunfermline), Saffron (Shetland).  Also in Shetland, Gurkha Kitchen was highly commended.

Just Eat Takeaway/Delivery Awards went to Dil Se (Porthlehen), Memories of India (Gorebridge) and St John’s Curry Club (Edinburgh).

“We congratulate all the winning establishments in at this year’s Asian Restaurant Awards (Scotland), an event which showcases the top dining establishments from across the nation, which are a key feature of Scotland’s food and cultural landscape,” said ACF chairman, Yawar Khan, who added, “At a time when the hospitality sector is facing significant challenges with rising food and energy prices along with staff shortages, it’s important we acknowledge excellence and celebrate the success of the sector.”

Organised by the Asian Catering Federation (ACF) with Just Eat as its headline sponsor, these awards are Scotland’s only accolades open to the full spectrum of Asia’s rich and diverse cuisines.

The full list of winners can be viewed at



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