Summit of success for Himalaya restaurant
A long established Indian restaurant in Bridgnorth has scooped a prestigious award for the second year running.
The Himalaya Tandoori Restaurant , in Whitburn Street, has won the Best Indian Restaurant in Shropshire award.
The popular curry house is now one of the oldest restaurants in the town, and has been serving traditional Indian food for nearly 40 years.
Dave Miah, the business owner, and his family attended a gala event in London last weekend. This year the annual celebration was hosted by Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow. "My family and I were delighted to be in London and to receive this award" explained Mr Miah.
The Miah family cook with the finest ingredients, which are locally sourced wherever possible.
Mr Miah added: "Freshly sourced herbs are key to producing the rich flavours that are so important. In recent years a significant reduction in ghee and oil have appealed to the health conscious, adding a healthy options menu and dishes specifically for customers with diabetes".
The Mayor of Bridgnorth, Ron Whittle, will be attending the restaurant for a small private party to celebrate the restaurant's success.
The Curry Life Awards provides restaurant owners with a tough judging process and they recognise some of the top restaurants in the country.
Dave Miah, second from right, receiving his award at the ceremony, London.
Bridgnorth Journal - Thursday 18th October 2018
Restaurant has no need to curry favour
An Indian restaurant has scooped a top award for the second year running.
Dave Miah, the business owner, and his family attended a gala event in London last weekend. This year the annual celebration was hosted by Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow. My family and I were delighted to be in London and to receive this award" said Mr Miah.
"Freshly sourced herbs are key to producing the rich flavours that are so important. In recent years a significant reduction in ghee and oil have appealed to the health conscious, adding a healthy options menu and dishes specifically for customers with diabetes". The Mayor of Bridgnorth, Ron Whittle, will be attending the restaurant for a small private party to celebrate the restaurant's success.
The Curry Life Awards provides restaurant owners with a tough judging process and recognises some of the top restaurants in the country.
Jon Snow, left, with Himalaya Tandoori Restaurant
Summit of success for Himalaya Tandoori
Bridgnorth's Himalaya Tandoori became the Best Indian Restaurant in Shropshire at the Curry Life Awards 2017.
The event was held at London's Royal Lancaster Hotel and was hosted by broadcaster Michael Buerk.
Owner, Dave Miah, said: "I am delighted to receive this award which is one of the most prestigious and I want to thank my customers and staff for helping me to achieve this."
The Himalaya has served authentic Indian food in Bridgnorth for more than 35 years.
|Lovely food and prompt service
A modern shop front welcomed me to a small but inviting setting, writes Tom Langford.
The smell of fresh Indian cuisine played with my taste buds as I met Mr Choudhy, a well dressed and friendly staff member who soon directed me to my seat where I took a long look at the menu while enjoying the comfortable and bubbling atmosphere fit for a laid back quiet Wednesday evening. The Himalaya boasts modern Indian cuisine while playing homage to traditional recipes and practices.
The menu seemed to be full of well known and exciting dishes but I knew the real impression would be from the meal itself so I proceeded to order a starter of prawn salad and a glass of water was my first choice.
Indian I find can be quite filling so to start with a light option seemed just the trick. The salad garnished with a light and tasty thousand island dressing topped off a fresh and crunchy salad filled with large and juicy prawns.
Not too much but a good portion of prawns stirred my appetite ready for my main meal.
The gorgeous smell of fresh herbs and spices hit me as my main course of special fresh water king prawns had been brought out.
As you can see I like my sea food and this connoisseur could not have been more pleased.
Succulent and delicious the king prawns in a sweet sauce really fused together to create a fantastic dish alongside fresh peppers and spicy peppers, onion and salad the meal was a treat. Also for my enjoyment a naan bread and egg fried rice accompanied my meal.
Quite often it is far too easy to point out faults or scrutinise to the enth degree but at the Himalaya Bridgnorth I was hard pushed to find anything to be disappointed by. The service was prompt and friendly, the food was fantastic. The stage has been set for an outstanding night out enjoying fine food and just like I expected I had become very full on the hearty portions Overall I had been spoilt by the gracious and professional staff.
Owner Mr D Miah said “ I am so proud to serve the community for so many years and I have seen three generations enjoy my food.”
If you are in the area pop in or if you have a special occasion why not call and book at the Himalaya Bridgnorth (01746) 766522.
Tom Langford, Bridgnorth Journal, July 2015
|Family’s hopes to serve up cash aid
A Bridgnorth restaurant proprietor and his nine year old son have kick started a fund-raising drive to help the ill and starving people of Bangladesh.
St Mary’s Bluecoat School pupil Tajwar Ahmed has donated £255 of his savings and his Father, David Miah, who owns the Himalaya Tandoori Restaurant in Whitburn Street, is laying on special Bangladesh meals on Monday nights to raise money to help.
Mr Miah said: “I am hoping that the meals will raise £10,000. A two-course meal meal will cost £10 and I am hoping that as many people as possible will be able to come along, because the people of Bangladesh desperately need our help.”
He added that he would also be putting £1,500 of his own money into the cause.
Although he was born here, Tajwar regularly returns to Bangladesh to see family and friends and is acutely aware of the horrendous conditions of its residents, having also seen the situation on TV.
Mr Miah added, “I have been back to Bangladesh regularly as well and it was bad when I last went but it has since got worse.”
In 2005 he organised a menu for the tsunami disaster appeal. Anyone who would like to book a meal should call (01746) 765239.
Shropshire Star, September 2007
|Dishes for Diabetics
A Bridgnorth restaurant owner has introduced a low fat and diet menu, including special dishes for diabetics.
Dave Miah, who has run the Himalaya Tandoori Restaurant in Whitburn Street for 30 years, is a diabetic and recognised the need.
Photographer Simon Devey went along to sample the food with his wife Barbara and enjoyed the experience. He writes:
“We started with a poppadom, served with a wonderful home made warm mango chutney, follllowed by baked fishcakes, lightly spiced with ginger, garlic and coriander, served with a fresh side salad. This was followed by a dish of delicately spiced chicken, spinach and okra, served with boiled rice and baked wholemeal flat bread. To finish we enjoyed the most succulent mango, which really helped to cleanse the palate.
“From the moment we were greeted by Dave at the door, to the point at which we left the restaurant, we were never hurried, the portions were generous and the surroundings pleasant.”
Stephanie Baginski is seen here sampling the new menu at the Himalaya Tandoori Restaurant and being served by David Miah and his son Tajwar Ahmed. Picture: Simon Devey.
Bridgnorth Journal, June 2007