The Tiffin Cup is an annual British competition run by the Tiffin Club to find the best South Asian restaurant in the United Kingdom. Nominees are selected by their constituency and then put forward by their local MPs.
The Shiplu was nominated by Bexhill MP Huw Merriman, who congratulated them on coming runners up.
Shiplu Tandoori was presented with a certificate and embroidered Tiffin Cup 2015 apron to mark their achievement in this year’s competition at the Grand Final cook-off at the House of Commons on Tuesday 27 October.
The Tiffin Cup champion, the Jewel in the Crown in Swindon, was chosen by a panel of judges led by Chef Ainsley Harriot and included, Ching he Huang, Nina Wadia, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Sue Harrison, Dhruv Baker, Lisa Faulkner, Sanjay Anand MBE and Amin Ali.
Huw Merriman said: “I am delighted that the Shiplu Tandoori was named South East Runner Up in the Tiffin Cup. It is such a prestigious award and to be honoured in this way is testament to the fantastic efforts of all the staff.”
Keith Vaz MP, the co-chair of the Tiffin Cup said: “We are pleased that the Shiplu Tandoori has been named Runner Up in the Tiffin Cup 2015. This is a great tribute not just to the nomination of local MP Huw Merriman but also to the constituency of Bexhill and Battle.”
Shiplu owner, Mr Abul Azad said: “It was an honour to take part in the Tiffin Cup and to be awarded runner up is a great achievement. I would like to thank MP Huw Merriman for nominating us to take part; MP Keith Vaz for accepting the nomination and a great thank you to the mystery diner who was generous to rank us so well in the competition.”
The Shiplu is in London Road and has been established in Bexhill for the past 20 years.
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