Greenwich Curry Club Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Greenwich Curry Club Awards 2018  sponsored by the Spice Card and supported by the Greenwich Visitor.

Favourite Restaurant: Gurkha’s Inn (Greenwich)
Favourite Dedicated Takeaway: Mogul Home Kitchen (Greenwich)
Outstanding Service: Kesar (Charlton)
Outstanding Value: Pathiri (Greenwich)
Favourite Newcomer: King of Punjab (Isle of Dogs)
Special Award (for Oustanding Vegetarian and Vegan Food): Panas Gurkha (Lewisham)
Md Afizur Rahman Award (for Contribution to the Curry Community): Karri Twist (New Cross)

GV98.CurryAwards.jpgThis article appeared in the December 2018 issue of the Greenwich Visitor newspaper.

How much do people spend on a curry?

In a recent survey we asked: “How much do you expect to spend when you visit an Indian restaurant per person, including drinks?”

More than half of people (58%) said they’d be looking at over £25, while 24% were settling for a nice £21-24 and 16% just £16-£20. Some 2% reckon they can get out for a curry in a restaurant for under £15. Must be a fun night that one!

The Spice Card offers savings on curries, including on takeaways at many venues. You can get your Spice Card here.

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Where do curry fans like to eat?

In a recent survey we asked: “Where do you get your curries?”

Eating out is still the number one when it comes to getting the spice fix it seems, with 72% of people saying they go to a restaurant for their curry. Some 21% of home birds like to order a takeaway for delivery, although no-one said they’d pick up a takeaway themselves. Lazy, lazy, now. A few (just 7%) said they’d cook their own.

The Spice Card is a discount card that offers savings on curries, including on takeaways at many venues. Get your Spice Card here…

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What do curry lovers really like to eat?

In a recent survey we asked: “What’s your choice of protein when you order a curry?”

Baaaa. Good old lamb proved to be popular with 48% of people, with chicken, somewhat surprisingly, trailing with 26%. Vegetables or lentils options – and there are certainly some good ones on Indian menus – were the choice of 20%, while fish or prawns mustered just 6% of the vote. Price was no doubt a factor here, with king prawns outstripping most menu items by a fair whack.

The Spice Card is a discount card offers savings of curries, including on takeaways in many venues. Get your Spice Card here…

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What’s the most popular drink for curry lovers?

In a recent survey we asked: “What do you drink with your curry?”

An overwhelming 93% said they’d drink beer, while 7% said they’d stick to water or soft drinks. No-one plumped for wine or spirits. Maybe hoping for that complimentary brandy after the meal, eh?

Spice Card holders can enjoy a 20% discount on curries, including on takeaways at many venues. Get your Spice Card here…

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How much should you tip a takeaway delivery driver?

In a recent survey we asked: “When you order a takeaway curry how much do you tip the driver?”

A rather stingy 68% replied “nothing, I’ve paid already!” A bit of loose change surely guys and gals? Some 12% did say they’d tip the loose change, the same number who’d give 10% of the bill to the driver. A rather indignant 8% declared that they’d tip “more than that!” I’m pretty sure I know which group will be getting their curries quicker next time…

Spice Card holders can enjoy a 20% discount on curries, including on takeaways at many venues. Get your Spice Card here…

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Most popular Indian pickles and chutneys

In a recent survey we asked: “When it comes to the popadoms what is your favourite pickle/chutney?”

A whopping 50% of popadom lovers prefer the sharp, tangy accompaniment Lime Pickle, which beat the sweeter Mango Pickle into second place with 25%. Some 19% like the crunchy Onion Salad, while Mint Sauce picked up just 6% of the votes. Get dipping…

Spice Card holders can enjoy a 20% discount on curries, including on takeaways at many venues. Get your Spice Card here…

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