OBAN’S Kebabish Curry House has been named the producer of one of Scotland’s finest take away curries, while Fort William’s Spice Tandoori one of the country’s finest restaurants.

The businesses were named regional winners of the hungryhouse.co.uk Scottish Curry Awards 2012 at an awards ceremony held in Glasgow’s Thistle Hilton on Monday night, facing off stiff competition from throughout the north west region.

In the takeaway of the year awards final, Kebabish triumphed over Inverness’ Max’s 2, while Spice Tandoori was named winner of the Restaurant of the Year Award ahead of Oban’s Coriander, Fort William’s Indian Garden and Inverness’ Rajah Indian Restaurant.

More than 7,000 nominations

Even being nominated was an achievement though, with more than 7,000 suggestions being sent to the Scottish Curry Awards from across the country. With more than 600 guests attending the event on Monday evening, winners were only announced on the night.

Kebabish owner, Shaukat Chaudhry, said: “It was a total surprise to me. I didn’t know anything about it until two weeks ago when the organisers called me. There was thousands of nominations so it’s a great achievement.”

Yasmin Mahmood, operations and business development manager for Oceanic Consulting which organises the event, said: “After five years putting this event on, this year saw old faces and was also fresh with new contenders”.

“It was a fantastic evening and I would like to thank everyone for attending and a big thank you to our sponsors. Congratulations to all our winners and finalists”.