A Birmingham restaurant is celebrating its third win in as many years at the UK’s curry Oscars.
Lasan, in St Paul’s Square, was one of 11 eateries serving Indian and Asian cuisine to be given awards by the judges.
Owner Jabbar Khan walked off with the first prize in the Midlands category at the glitzy black-tie bash in London.
The Jewellery Quarter restaurant wowed a tasting panel with its upmarket take on traditional Asian cooking.
A proud Mr Khan said: “The British Curry Awards are regarded as the Oscars of the spice restaurant industry, and are the most high-profile accolade that we could wish for.
“Holding a British Curry Award is a real mark of quality and I’m delighted that we have successfully held the title for the third year running.”
Since opening in 2002, the restaurant has won a string of accolades and the latest award cements its place among the best spice restaurants in the country. The success of the restaurant has spawned the smaller Lasan Eatery in Hall Green and a catering service.
Conservative Party leader David Cameron was among the 1,500 guests at the ceremony at London’s Battersea Evolution centre.
More than 2,700 restaurants were nominated before being whittled down to a short list of less than 50.