A PENARTH food venue is one of four restaurants in the running for the 'Best Restaurant Wales Award'.

The British Curry Awards, in association with Just Eat, returns for its 17th year with the public nominating eateries – including Penarth’s Mint and Mustard which has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Restaurant Wales Award’.

The other restaurants nominated for this award are:

  • Purple Poppadom, Cardiff
  • Rasoi Indian Kitchen, Swansea
  • The Grand Sultan, Port Talbot

Mint and Mustard’s Penarth base is on Windsor Terrace, with another premises based on Cardiff’s Whitchurch Road.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on Monday, November 29, which will include attendees paying tribute to those who have died in the Covid pandemic.

British Curry Awards Founder, Enam Ali MBE, is the UK’s leading spokesperson for the curry industry and has been promoting it globally for the past 45 years.

He said: “It gives me great joy that, after the challenges of the last 18 months, my industry friends in the UK curry fraternity and public figures will unite once again in person at the home of the British Curry Awards to celebrate the nation’s favourite curry houses while also recognising the issues we, as an industry and as a nation, have faced during the pandemic. 

“Testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of the cross-generational migrant community that comprises the UK’s curry industry, we have come back ever more determined to serve curry lovers up and down the country, continuing to take on all challenges head on and ensure the industry continues to thrive once again.

“At the same time, we will pay tribute to our industry colleagues that we have sadly lost to Covid. Their presence is deeply missed among us.” 

Andrew Kenny, UK Managing Director of Just Eat added: “After an incredibly challenging 18 months, there’s never been a better time to recognise the resilient and hard-working individuals within the restaurant and takeaway sector.”

 “Despite the many obstacles faced, from shortages in the supply chain to difficulty in recruiting skilled workers, restaurants have risen to the occasion and delivered customers a taste of normality when they needed it the most.”

The winners of the British Curry Awards 2021 will be announced on Monday, November 29.