Millennium Balti in Leamington has been voted by readers as our Curry House of the Year 2016.
We had asked readers for who you thought should be given the coveted crown of the best curry house across Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth and their surrounding areas.
We wanted people to take into consideration what it was that you thought gave their favourite Indian restaurant the edge, what lifted it above its rivals and gave you what you wanted.
Thanks to the strength of this year’s entrants hundreds of votes were registered for the curry houses that featured in the top ten.
But in the end there could be only one winner.
Mohammed Ahad, 34, who took over as then owner of the Millennium Balti in Bath Street one- and-half years ago, said: “There is a lot of competition for us so we ant to thank all of the customers who voted for us.
“We offer value for money with cheap drinks prices and the quality of our food speaks for itself.
“As a family business we know how important it is to look after everyone and provide a friendly service.
“We have a lot of regulars and we know exactly what they like. Word of mouth from them is what brings new customers in.”
The Paprika Club in Regent Street, Leamington, came second and The River Cross in Emscote Road was third.
The UK has more than 9,000 Indian restaurants.
The competition to win the title of Curry House of the Year for the Warwick district started in April with entries being whittled down to a shortlist of ten with hundreds of votes being made.
Along with the top three this list included the Indian Edge, Le Raj Spice and the Sunam Balti House in Kenilworth, Panache Balti Restaurant , Saffron Gold and Warwick Spice in Warwick and Mem Saab in Leamington.
Voters were asked to consider the quality of the food, exclusive dishes, service and value for money in who they chose.
Voting closed on June 3.
We thank everyone who participated and hope that they all enter again next year to see if they can win in 2017.