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MP hopes Indian restaurant will curry favour in national contest

April 17, 2012 2:58 PM
Originally published by Cambridge Liberal Democrats

Saffron Brasserie nominated for Tiffin cupMP Julian Huppert has nominated Cambridge's Saffron Brasserie for a national competition to find the country's best South Asian restaurant.

Saffron Brasserie in Hills Road serves Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine and will compete for the Tiffin Cup.

The competition is an annual event organised by a cross-party group of Members of Parliament known as the Tiffin Club.

Each MP is invited to nominate on South Asian restaurant from his or her constituency to go through to a regional final.

The competition raises money for charity and this year it is supporting World Vision which aims to combat poverty and its causes especially as they affect children across the world.

Winners of the regional finals will be among 10 restaurants to cook in the Bellamy's Restaurant in Parliament to compete for the overall title and the cup.

Saffron Brasserie director, Hannah Begum said: "We are delighted to be nominated by Julian for the Tiffin Cup.

"To be chosen as the best South Asian restaurant in Cambridge is a wonderful compliment for the Saffron Brasserie restaurant. We work hard to provide great food and flavours for our customers to enjoy authentic Indian & Bangladeshi cuisine in the heart of Cambridge.

"To win the Tiffin Cup would mean fantastic recognition of our commitment to bring great food, flavours and customer service to the residents of Cambridge and beyond. We have our fingers crossed that we win!"

Julian said: "I am delighted to be able to nominate the Saffron Brasserie for this award.

"The Tiffin Cup aims to seek out the finest South Asian restaurant and along the way we uncover some excellent restaurants across the country, which are bringing fabulous South Asian food and regional specialties to their customers."

CAPTION: Julian Huppert joins the team at the Saffron Brasserie. Pictured (from left) is Abdul Matin founder of the restaurant which is now run by his daughters, Hannah Begum and Shelina Miah and son, Shahidu Jaman.