Restaurant curries favour with MPs

Amber Rudd collecting a takeaway from Mr and Mrs Kumar at The Taj Mahal
Amber Rudd collecting a takeaway from Mr and Mrs Kumar at The Taj Mahal

A CURRY house will try to prove it’s the best bar naan after winning the right to represent the town in a nationwide hunt for the top Indian restaurant.

The Taj Mahal in Western Road, St Leonards, won the most votes after Amber Rudd asked residents to nominate the best place to munch a masala or bag a balti in the town.

And after a closely-fought contest, it was the Taj Mahal which won the right to go forward as the Hastings and Rye nomination for The Tiffin Cup, an annual contest organised by a committee of MPs, led by former cabinet member Keith Vaz,

Lashkemi Kumar, the chef at the Taj Mahal, said: “We are delighted with the nomination and greatly appreciate the support of our customers.”

Ms Rudd will now lobby Mr Vaz and his colleagues to visit the restaurant as they compile the final shortlist and the finals will be held at the House of Commons in July.