A PRESTWICH curry house has been named the best in the North West at prestigious national awards ­— dubbed “the Oscars of the curry industry”.

Bombay Cuisine was crowned Best Regional Takeaway of the Year in North West UK at the Asian Restaurant and Takeaways Award (ARTA) 2019.

Ilias Ali, the owner of Bombay Cuisine, said the award was an“incredible honour", adding: "We thank our valued customers in Prestwich without whom this would not have been possible.

"At Bombay Cuisine we pride ourselves on the quality of our food. We place great importance on the use of fresh ingredients and the way in which our Chefs blend each combination of herbs and spices to create your final dish. All our customers are welcome to come along and watch the Chef preparing their food.”

More than 2,400 applications from across the UK were submitted for this year's ARTAs before being whittled down by judges and a customer survey.

The best South Asian, Thai and Chinese restaurants then went head to head at an awards ceremony in Westminster, London.