A CITY restaurant which was recently awarded the title of best Indian restaurant in Inverness is in line for another award.
The Cinnamon Restaurant on Millburn Road, which was awarded the Inverness title at the Aberdeen and Highland Curry Awards earlier this month, has now been shortlisted as north restaurant of the year in the 11th annual Scottish Curry Awards, which will be held in Glasgow next Monday.
Cinnamon is the only Inverness nomination in the category, although competition includes Sid’s Spice in Brora and Aviemore’s Royal Tandoori Restaurant, which are both also in line for a national award for chef of the year.
Saffron Indian in Cradlehall is also shortlisted for a national award as outstanding Indian takeaway of the year, as well as north of Scotland best dining experience of the year alongside fellow city restaurant Rajah on Post Office Avenue.
In the regional titles, fellow city takeaway Wee Dehli in Milton of Leys is nominated for the north takeaway and home delivery title while Akz Inverness on Church Street and Alisha’s Diner in Wick are nominated for north takeaway of the year.
The Qismat Tandoori in Elgin is nominated for four titles at the Scottish Curry Awards. As well as making the shortlist for the national outstanding Indian restaurant and manager of the year, it is also in the running for north restaurant of the year and north best dining experience.
Also representing Moray is Spice Tandoori in Forres, which is shortlisted for the national best restaurant ambience award.
A total of 21 national and regional awards will be presented at the awards ceremony in Glasgow today.
Irfan Younis, chief executive of event organiser Oceanic Consulting said: "The Scottish Curry Awards are very important to us, with these being the first ever event organised by Oceanic Consulting and that led us on to launch the English Curry Awards and more recently, The London Curry Awards. We have seen the industry flourish year on year despite the challenges that they have faced and we look forward to honouring that at the awards ceremony."
The evening will also help to raise funds for The Well Foundation, which provides safe, clean drinking water.