Chef Harun Miah, one of the brothers that own the Lea Cross Tandoori restaurant, was recognised for his culinary skills at this year’s Curry Life Awards at the Hilton Hotel Park Lane, London on 3rd November where he achieved regional Curry Life Best Chef Award 2019.
Foyjul Hassan and Best Chef Award Winner Harun Miah
L-R Jean & Michael Davies, Foyjul Hassan with daughter Umayma & son Umar, Wahida Jahan daughter of Harun Miah, and loyal customers Alexander Hughes, Nicolas Williams & Ian Williams
The national awards seek to find talented Indian chefs from around the country in the most challenging judging process which also leads to opportunities to further develop exciting new dishes alongside top chefs in workshops in the Indian subcontinent.
Working within Indian kitchens for over 30 years Harun Miah’s cooking has excited the taste buds of Shropshire diners with new and innovative dishes. Harun said that he thoroughly enjoys cooking and creating new dishes and will often take on a challenge from customers to produce a unique dish using a particular ingredient. Before joining the family business Harun worked in the kitchens in Hertfordshire cooking signature dishes for many celebrity guests.
“We would like to thank everybody that has voted for us and helped us to achieve this award, this award is such an accolade within Indian restaurants and has only been achieved with so many of our customers taking the time and trouble to vote for us” said Hassan, Harun’s brother who works front of house.
The prestigious annual Curry Life Awards were held on Sunday 3rd November at London’s Hilton Park Lane and attended by prominent public figures including Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder of Cobra beer, who along with Just Eat jointly sponsor this annual event.
Recognising the significance of this national award our local customers, neighbours and friends gathered along with The Mayor of Shrewsbury Councillor Phil Gillam to continue our celebration back in Shrewsbury along with our parish councillors Roger Evans and Nick Hignett.
Shaunna, Baby George, Nicola, Hugh Williams, Sohie Farrington, Nick & Ian Williams "have become great friends, came to our wedding!"
Ross from Lea Cross photo-bombing Tracy and Nick Challenor
Tracy and Nick Challenor " Been coming here since it opened, they know our palates and only serve us what we will enjoy"
Dave & Sarah Gregory "Great chef, food allergies & catering for vegetarians simply not a problem to this chef, so caring, so pleased for Harun Miah"
Katherine Rowson, Wendy Beesley, Cheryl & Ian Andrews, Martin Beesley, Martin Rowson "Great lads well deserved, great atmosphere"
Kelly, Sheena & Mick Purslow with Ian Armstrong "really good food, lads really friendly, nothing too much trouble"
Rob & Kait Stanhope, Charlotte Everall and Martin Kenny "love this place & food, support local farmers & use local produce"
Sam Taylor with Mike, Alison & Sally Roberts "very pleased for chef Harun he has served our family food for over 20 years, great food, great ambiance
Mike & James Davies, Lucy Bone, Jean Davies, Sarah & Andrew Bone with Abul Hussain "chef always happy to go off menu to try something new"
Raymond and Fiona Purslow "This chef fed our children and now our grandchildren"
Kelvin and Josie Richards "Great lads, got to know them really well"
Peter and Helen Dulson "Great food every time, so pleased for their award they deserve it"