Shields restaurant shortlisted in British Curry Awards

AWARD HOPE ... Zeera director Shahanoor Choudhury, left, with brothers Kohinoor and Abadur.
AWARD HOPE ... Zeera director Shahanoor Choudhury, left, with brothers Kohinoor and Abadur.

A RESTAURANT in South Tyneside is aiming to serve up a show for a global audience.

The Zeera restaurant, in Ocean Road, South Shields, has been short-listed in the tenth annual British Curry Awards – which will broadcast to more than 200 countries.

The restaurant is run by the Choudhury brothers, Shahanoor, Kohinoor and Abadur.

The news comes on the back of the restaurant’s nomination for a Taste of England Award at the North East England Tourism Awards which take place later this month at the Stadium of Light, in Sunderland

Zeera director and former Bangla Achievement Awards Entrepreneur of the Year, Shahanoor Choudhury said: “I could not believe it when I opened the envelope and read the news. We are all thrilled and would like to thank our customers for making Zeera what it is today.

“The British Curry Awards are the biggest of its kind, and we’re proud to be representing South Tyneside.”

The brothers will travel to London in December to attend the glittering ceremony at the international event hot-spot Battersea Evolution.

The British Curry Awards are judged by top food critics, celebrity chefs and journalists.

Key figures who have previously attended the event include David Cameron, who gave a speech in 2009, in which he talked about the positive effect that the British Curry Industry has had on the British society and economy.

Two thousand guests are expected to attend the event.

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