A South Shields restaurant has proved it has the right ingredients for success after winning the Gazette’s Curry House of the Year award once again.
Staff at Spice Garden on Ocean Road are overjoyed after taking home the title, which sees loyal customers vote for their favourite curry restaurant in the borough.
Diners were urged cast their votes back in July and decide which restaurant they thought came out on top, delivering both the best service and the freshest and most innovative cuisine.
It is the third year in a row that Spice Garden has been placed in the top two in the competition, after winning in 2016 and coming second last year.
Manager Rukon Chowdhury, 38, said they were delighted to win the award and said it meant a lot to them.
He said: “We are so happy to have won the award once again.
“It means a lot to win and to have place in the top three years in a row.
“We came first in 2016, second in 2017, and first in 2018.
“Our success is down to our customers and we want to thank them for voting for us.”
The restaurant which opened in 2006, has gained an impressive reputation with customers in the borough who praised Spice Garden for its excellent customer service.
Mr Chowdhury extended his thanks to his team of nice staff, including chefs, Akkas Miah and Md Ful Miah, who he said made the food customers love so much.
He added: “Our customers favourite dishes are the Tika Paneer and the Jaljulnaga.
“They are the most popular ones.
“Our customers were so excited to find out we have won the award and they told us they put us forward again because they think we are a very good restaurant with very good customer service. “We try our best so we are delighted to have won.”
The runners up for the award were Cafe India on Ocean Road, which came in second place and Spice One, on South Avenue, South Shields, which came third.