Kebabish wins the “Best Casual Dining” award for the second consecutive year


A Blackburn restaurant has been recognized as one of the best casual restaurants in the country for the second year in a row.

Kebabish, on Whalley New Road, was co-winner of ‘Best Casual Dining’ at the 2022 Asian Restaurant Awards, having received the same accolade at the 2021 awards.

Owner Arif Aman said: “This is the second year we have received the award for the North of England.

“The first one was special, but to maintain and continue that and to maintain the services, it’s great.

“It was difficult, but we were okay.

“We pride ourselves on maintaining our business at the highest possible quality.”

Kebabish staff with their price

The popular restaurant came first with Rassai in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.

Another county winner was Zen in Lytham St Annes, which was named ‘Best Thai Restaurant’.

Held at the Hilton Manchester Piccadilly on Monday June 27, the event was sponsored by Just Eat and Booker Wholesale.

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The organizer of the awards, Yawar Khan, President of the Asian Catering Federation (ACF), spoke of the need for the industry to: “adapt and embrace change, or risk becoming just another statistic, amid widespread restaurant closures, in the face of ever-rising costs, with no government plan to help ease the pain being felt in the hospitality industry.

Restaurant consultant George Shaw added: “I’ve seen some past winners double their turnover in two months, having celebrated their achievement with customers in style, providing coverage on TV, radio and in local newspapers, reaching their marketing database and social media followers, and investing wisely in targeted advertising.”

Winners of the year’s event will be included in ACF’s new ‘One Hundred Top Curry Restaurants’ guide, which is currently being published, region by region, online and in print next year.


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