Britons have had a taste for curry since the 1800’s with tikka masala being Britain’s top dish for more than a decade. Brits love for curry has been the reason of success for many of Britain’s curry houses, but success for Bradford’s very own My Lahore, who celebrated 17 glorious years in business this year, has been more than just curry.
The family owned team at My Lahore have just gone and done it again, by scooping the Best Pakistani restaurant of the year at the nineth annual English Curry Awards 2019, beating hundreds of nominations from across the country.
Accolades for this British Kitchen just keep on coming as this is now their fifth award this year, having already won Bradford Curry Awards Best Restaurant People’s Choice, and Best Outdoor Caterers, Best Asian Restaurant Yorkshire at the Asian Restaurant Awards and Best wedding caterer of the year at Britains Asian Wedding Awards.
My Lahore started as Lahore Café in 2002, but CEO Asghar Ali and his partner and cousin Shakoor Ahmed, started their love affair with food decades earlier.
As children growing up in Yorkshire, Asghar and Shakoor were brought up on a plethora of dishes from traditional curries to chicken burgers to lasagnes, to pastas and stir-fry’s. This also included a unique love affair for school puddings, which was made trendy when My Lahore launched ‘back to school puddings’ on their menu in early 2000.
Influenced by the pioneering spirit, and humble nature of their parents and grandparents Asghar and Shakoor wanted to nurture their own family favourites in their business and so took a huge risk when they decided they would move away from being a traditional curry house and (along with curries and the now famous back to school puddings), chose to add lasagne, pasta, burgers, steaks and stir-fry’s to their menu.
Thus, the British Asian Kitchen was born and was been hugely popular among students and families alike. Is it any wonder the eatery is sweeping most of the food awards across the country!