The Kushi chain of restaurants in Essex and East London was named Local Restaurant Group of the Year at the 2021 Asian Curry Awards.

Restaurants can be found for the chain in Grays, Romford, Canvey Island, Brentwood and Ockendon.

Kushi translates to 'Happy' in Bengali, and the chain seeks to satisfy their customers with quality ingredients and flavours. 

The restaurant group put out a post on their Twitter account celebrating the win at the awards.

They wrote: "Last night we came up against some strong competitors, but we managed to fight through them and win this amazing award. We can’t thank you, our amazing customers, [enough] for your support."

More than 800 VIP guests attended the Asian hospitality sector’s most prestigious event in the Asian Curry Awards in association with Just Eat. 

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Held at the Grosvenor House in London’s Mayfair on Sunday November 21 the evening was hosted by the BBC’s Kate Silverton.

Top accolades went to Benares, which was named London’s Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year, with Cambridge’s Navadhanya winning a similar award for the region.