All at Purple Poppadom are thrilled that we have won the prestigious Welsh Curry House of the Year Award 2012.
Over 12,000 votes were cast by the people of Wales for their favourite restaurants, and a short list of 30 restaurants judged. We were delighted to have won first the regional award and then the top prize for Wales at a glittering ceremony at the Red Dragon Centre on Monday 23rd April.
We would like to thank the organisers, the judges and of course the people of Wales and our wonderful customers in particular for their support. This is the first award for Purple Poppadom and we will never forget it.
Anand George on his reaction to the Award
“I would like to say that this award is very special to us. Not least because it is the first major award for Purple Poppadom has won and we will always cherish it.
I must also say that I am honoured to have received this award from First Minister Carwyn Jones. I would also like to pay tribute to the organisers and judges of the Welsh curry awards and all those involved in making this special event possible. You have rightly made this award the toughest challenge of all which makes winning even more special to us.
Above all, you are continuing a great job in raising awareness of good food, and the excitement you create is helping us and helping the economy.
When we created Purple Poppadom we did not know if people would follow us to our new place in Canton and go with our new concept of Nouvelle Indian Cuisine. But people have supported us and we are very busy which is great.
This is an award for the entire PP team. They were there from 2007 and they joined me for the new project of PP and their faith in coming with me I will never forget.”
Raman Bijalwan, General Manager and Director of Purple Poppadom said: “It is important for us to unite great cuisine with the highest standards of service and we believe this combination helps to give Purple Poppadom its character and keeps people coming back to experience the restaurant.
This wonderful award will happily create even more interest in PP on a national basis, and we look forward to introducing more people to experience Purple Poppadom for themselves.”
Anand George added: “At Purple Poppadom we have total freedom to express ourselves in our cuisine, to innovate in everything we do. But without the support of the people of Cardiff and Wales we would be nowhere, and I thank you all.
Finally I have always said I am on a 5,000 mile culinary journey, from Kerala to Mumbai, From London to Cardiff. But what I will say is the next stage of my journey be the most exciting yet as we strive to innovate, to push forward the boundaries of our cuisine.
I cannot thank you enough for awarding Purple Poppadom the title ‘Welsh Curry House of the Year 2012!’ Thank you.”