A RESTAURANT in Bournemouth is celebrating after topping the tables at the 2019 Euro Asia Curry Awards.

Westbourne Tandoori, on Seamoor Road, was named the Best Indian Restaurant in Bournemouth at the prestigious ceremony, which was held at The Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Knightsbridge, London.

The restaurant beat more than 100 Indian eateries from across the UK.

Saydur Hussain, owner of Westbourne Tandoori, said: "This award is a recognition which we must thank our loyal customers for. One of our strengths is the collective 50 plus years of experience within our kitchens in Westbourne Tandoori and in our sister restaurant, Quay Spice, in Poole."

Judges at the Euro Asia Curry Awards praised the restaurant's quality and attention to detail in presentation, coupled with outstanding service.

Saydur added: "We're proud to be a part of the Bournemouth community. I've been fortunate enough to serve thousands of customers at Westbourne Tandoori, many of which I would now class as friends."

As a family-run business, Westbourne Tandoori prides itself on offering authentic and contemporary dishes with a heavy emphasis on quality and provenance. Long-standing customer favourites include the King Prawn Kurma, Chicken Kashmir and their very own, fusion-inspired Chicken Dum Dum.

Rated consistently high in reviews and customer feedback, the philosophy of the restaurant has always been to deliver outstanding service and food in a relaxed environment. Westbourne Tandoori also offers a takeaway services for customers to enjoy high quality Indian dishes in the comfort of their own home.

The Euro Asia Curry Awards have taken place every year since 2015, when they were established by Shorif Khan. They aim to celebrate the success of the curry industry and the people making the magic happen.

Awards are presented to different regions of the country, with categories including restaurant of the year, takeaway of the year, businessperson of the year, and newcomer of the year.

The awards also work to celebrate diversity within the food industry while supporting up-and-coming businesses and eateries. For more information, visit http://euroasiacurryaward.co.uk/

Westbourne Tandoori is open from 5pm Monday through Sunday, offering eat-in and takeaway options.