A curry house in the Daventry district has been highly commended in a search for the region’s best Indian restaurant.
Voujon, which is an ancient Bangla language and means “invitation to dine” based in Church Street, Long Buckby was up for a prestigious award.
The restaurant was named as one of the finalists at this year’s Asian curry awards, one of the most prestigious events in the Indian restaurant industry.
The owner was delighted with the nomination.
Owner Amran Ali said: “We were extremely excited to be shortlisted for this award and to be highly commended was a huge honour for us.”
The restaurant was opened in 1996 and the owner believes that getting highly commended in the awards is recognition for all of the staff’s endeavour.
Mr Ali added: “It’s the first time we have entered the awards and we hope this can prove to be a real catalyst to putting ourselves on the map.
“We have worked hard on the restaurant and being nominated is wonderful recognition for the hours our team have put in.
Chefs at Voujon have been keen to feature a wide range of new dishes to bring the menu more up to date.
This includes ‘Zaafrani Jhinga’ – jumbo prawns marinated overnight in yoghurt with herbs and spices, then cooked with okra, aubergine and green pepper.
Mr Ali said: “We believe our food is some of the best in the region and we try to blend traditional recipes with contemporary flavours to give our diners a truly memorable taste.”
The Asian Curry Awards were held on Sunday at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
For further details on the restaurant, visit www.voujon.co.uk or alternatively call 01327 843806.