A RESTAURANT in Hyde is to compete against some of the best curry houses in the UK, after being nominated for a national competition by MP Jonathan Reynolds.
Garlic has proved so popular since it opened six years ago that it has already had to move premises to The Square to cope with demand. It has a strong reputation for the quality of its food and the warmth of its welcome.
And now it has been nominated for the prestigious Tiffin Cup, which was set up by a group of MPs six years ago and is awarded annually to the ‘best’ South Asian restaurant in the country.
Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds, who made the nomination, said: "Garlic has a reputation in the town for a reliably good meal and I know the staff pride themselves on their use of fresh ingredients.
"There’s always a warm welcome, friendly service and a great atmosphere at Garlic. And I am proud to be able to nominate them for the Tiffin Cup 2012."
The Tiffin Cup is awarded every year by the Tiffin Club of MPs, which was formed in 2006 by former MP John Barrett, Michael Fabricant MP and Keith Vaz MP.
The competition celebrates the diversity of British culture and recognises the importance of South Asian cuisine. And it also raises funds for a designated charity, which this year is Water Aid.
Commenting on the competition, MP Keith Vaz said, "After the overwhelming success of last year’s competition we are looking forward to another chance to sample some of the best offerings of Indian food in Britain.
"At the same time we also hope to encourage some healthy competition amongst MPs from all parties, all while raising money for a worthy charity."
The judging will take place over the next two months. The winner will be announced at the Grand Final, at the House of Commons, on Wednesday 27 June, 2012.
Published 11 May, 2012