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Selby’s Jinnah Restaurant has been named Yorkshire’s runner up in the Tiffin Cup, the parliamentary competition to find the best South Asian restaurant in the country.
The Jinnah was nominated by Nigel pictured with daughter Lucy, presenting Jinnah owner Saleem Akhtar with the Tiffin Cup chef’s hats, jackets and certificate.
The competition, now in its seventh year, is organised by the Tiffin Club of MPs who invited their colleagues to nominate the best restaurants from their constituencies. This year the competition received a record 89 nominations. All proceeds from the event went to the charity World Vision.
Nigel Adams MP said: “This is such a prestigious award and I am sure everyone in Selby will be pleased for Saleem and the team. The Jinnah is a fantastic Restaurant and it fully deserves this recognition”
Saleem Akhtar added: “We are very pleased that Mr Adams nominated the Jinnah and thrilled that we came runner up across the whole of Yorkshire, although next year we will be going out to win it!.”
Chairman of the Tiffin Club Keith Vaz MP said: “Curry has joined roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and fish and chips as one of Britain’s best loved dishes.
We are delighted that the Jinnah has been named Yorkshire runner up in the Tiffin Cup 2012. It is testament to their expertise in the kitchen and skill of their chef.
This competition just keeps getting busier and better and is becoming recognised in the industry as a standard-bearer for excellence in South Asian cooking.
This competition does not just celebrate excellence in cooking; it is also an opportunity to mark the contribution that the South Asian community makes to the UK and to champion our vibrant, multi-cultural society.