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2004 Cobra Good Curry Guide Awards
18th May 2004
Madhu's has been honoured as the Best UK Restaurant in the 2004 Good Curry Guide.

Madhu's was established in Southall in 1980 by the Anand family and features Punjabi cuisine with a Kenyan Asian twist. The restaurant has 94 seats over 2 floors and is today run under the guidance of managing director Sanjay Anand. Sanjay's brother, Sanjeev Anand, is the creative force in the kitchens and he produces fabulous sounding signature dishes like nyamah choma, ribs of lamb marinated in a red chilli paste and machuzi kuku, a chicken dish simmered in a cinnamon and clove spiked broth.

left to right : Pat Chapman, Sir Gulam Noon, Sanjeev Anand, Sanjay Anand
left to right
Pat Chapman, Sir Gulam Noon, Sanjeev Anand, Sanjay Anand
    Sanjay Anand received his award from Sir Gulam Noon at a ceremony held at the London Hilton on 17th May 2004. Sanjay responded to receiving his award by saying "It's a great honour to receive one of the highest accolades in the industry. The business has exceeded all expectations and it now gives me a chance to focus on other business interests". Those business interests include being a television chef, a Bollywood actor, a nightclub owner and a property developer so it can safely be assumed that Sanjay Anand is not a man who is short of energy and drive.

The Cobra Good Curry Guide is now in its 8th edition. The Guide features over 1000 of the best Indian restaurants in the UK and each year gives special awards to the most outstanding restaurants in the country. Pat Chapman, editor of the Good Curry Guide, who was also on hand to give out the prizes, commented "It's a great pleasure to recognise the elite Indian restaurants that have consistently received positive reports in the Cobra Good Curry Guide".

This year's winners were as follows :

Award Title Award Winner's Name Location
Best In The North Vujon Newcastle
Best In Scotland Dil Se Dundee
Best In Wales Dynasty Deeside
Best Bangladeshi Restaurant Ginger London W2
Best Pakistani Restaurant Tabaq London SW12
Best Sri Lankan Restaurant Jeffna House London SW17
Best Nepalese Restaurant Gurkha Kitchen Oxted - Surrey
Best Punjabi Restaurant Brilliant Restaurant Southall
Most Caring Curryhouse Madhuban Liss - Hampshire
Best New Concept Masala Zone London W1
Best Group Of Restaurants Coconut Lagoon various locations
Best Chef (Yogesh Datta) Painted Heron London SW10
Best Outside London Jaipur Milton Keynes
Lifetime Achievement Award Bombay Brasserie (21 years) London SW7
Best UK Restaurant Madhu's Southall

The Good Curry Guide 2004's happy winners
The Cobra Good Curry Guide 2004's happy winners

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