AN INDIAN restaurant has been named the best in the South East.

Masala City in Chichester beat all comers to take the prestigious title in the English Curry Awards.

They celebrate the best in the industry and saw curry houses across England recognised for their hard work, dedication, hospitality and food.

Indian restaurants across Sussex were nominated – but only one took home a top prize.

Masala City in Chichester picked up the accolade for Restaurant of the Year in the South East.

The English Curry Awards 2019 are organised by Oceanic Consulting, an ethnic awards company.

The ninth annual awards took place at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre Holiday Inn Hotel.

Oceanic Consulting chief executive Irfan Younis said: “Congratulations to all winners and finalists. The night produced some memorable moments and we’re delighted to have hosted such talented individuals.”

The night also saw the launch of 2020 English Curry Awards Queens in Curry Kitchens campaign, held in association with Women In The Food Industry.

The campaign encourages all curry houses across England to have at least one female member of staff by the 2020 awards.