Two restaurants have received awards recognising them as the best in their class in east London.

Efes, in Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, and Jaipur, in Chigwell Road, Redbridge, have been crowned the best Turkish and best Indian restaurants in east London respectively.

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They picked up the accolades at this year's Euro Asia Curry Awards, held at Mayfair Venue in Chadwell Heath on December 5.

Ilford Recorder: Efes is located on Mile End Road in Stepney GreenEfes is located on Mile End Road in Stepney Green (Image: Google)

Winners were chosen for various categories in a range of cuisines, including Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese and Japanese.

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A total of 370 businesses and individuals were nominated for the awards and 50 winners were picked.

Ilford Recorder: Jaipur is located in Chigwell Road in WoodfordJaipur is located in Chigwell Road in Woodford (Image: Google)

Bangladeshi chef and awards founder Shorif Kahn said: "It was wonderful to once again celebrate the many talented teams and individuals who make the UK curry industry as fantastic and popular as it is.  

"The pandemic hit our restaurants and takeaways hard, but thankfully customers are coming back.

"It was particularly brilliant to see so many Christmas party bookings this year. We hope 2023 will be even better!"