The battle was on to crown the winner of the golden papadum trophy and our MKFM judges have now declared MK’s Best Curry.
With over 1,500 nominations, residents of Milton Keynes are clearly passionate about their local curry houses and where serves the best tikka masala or Bombay potatoes. You can find the top 10 finalists as voted by the public below.
Top 10 (in no particular order)
Spice Hut - Buckingham Rd, Deanshanger, Milton Keynes MK19 6JU
The Grange - 132 Dunthorne Way, Grange Farm, Milton Keynes MK8 0LW
Saf’s Kitchen (Street Food / pop up) - 66 Jersey Rd, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5BH
Purple Mango - 26A Fyfield Barrow, Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes MK7 7AN
Papa J’s - 20 Redgrave Dr, Oxley Park, Milton Keynes MK4 4TB
Namji - 6 The Square, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5DG
Jaflong - 2A Cambridge St, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 2TP
The Don - 502 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1LR
Eastern Paradise - 10 - 12 Wolverton Rd, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1DX
Aina's Kitchen (Takeaway) - 65 Antigua Way, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 5GF
It was a tough call for the judges to find a clear winner but we are pleased to announce joint glory to winners of MK’s Best Curry; Saf’s Kitchen and Namji in Wolverton.
As a resident of Wolverton, Safia Ali loves the community and is always looking to lend a helping hand in any way that she can. Friends and family would always comment on Safia’s food as delicious and exquisite, but she just considered herself as a mother and a wife! However, Safia is now the proud owner and founder of her very own home business, Saf’s Kitchen (SK).
Growing and developing by the day, SK has come so far and this is just the start of an exciting journey! Combining fresh, local ingredients with aromatic home spices and natural skills mixed with a lot of love, SK produces mouth-watering homemade Indian dishes, suitable for any dietary requirements. Many customers describe her food as ‘the best’ as Safia continues to wow everyone with new dishes, adding twists from various cuisines.
As a small start-up business from home, it is incredibly difficult to gain enough publicity to keep the business going, although SK has managed to reach almost 4,000 likes on her Facebook page! As well as social media and word of mouth, SK have gained lots of exposure through catering for various events such as Holi Festival MK and The Big Lunch Extra hosted by The Eden Project. Events aren’t the only thing Safia caters for, she has organised and run an exclusive pop-up restaurant which was a huge success and has led to another pop-up this year! SK also supplies party bookings, special occasions, weddings and many more.
Through the challenges, struggles and huge successes, Saf’s Kitchen has proudly achieved the “Streetfood Vendor of the Year 2017” award and continues to thrive with so much potential for the future.
Be sure to order from SK’s famous Friday Curry Night. Check out her Facebook page
for more information, www.facebook.com/Safs-Kitchen-1416689525215158.
Namji is a traditional Punjabi Restaurant which opened its doors in 2017 and has since become very well established in Wolverton and is highly sought after for their authentic Punjabi cuisine.
Namji’s chefs use the finest and freshest blend of ingredients to produce authentic dishes of the highest quality. The specially selected balance of herbs and spices infused in each dish provides distinctive flavour and aromas which keeps customers coming back to Namji time and time again.
The team feel great pride serving locals in Wolverton and beyond. Check out their website for more details, http://namji.uk/.
The prize package for both winning venues include:
- The 'golden papadum' trophy and 'MK's Best Curry 2019' certificate
- Article on our website and shared on our social media pages
- One month's FREE radio advertising and promotion on MKFM - worth over £500!
Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everybody that voted for MK’s Best Curry 2019.