Cafe Saffron Wins the Best West Midlands restaurant award 2010 by Spice times



13/12/2010 - For Immediate Release


Chef Abdul Husen from Cafe Saffron Shrewsbury wins the highest accolade for the  West Midlands.


Cafe Saffron Shrewsbury is owned by Wednesbury and West Bromwich partners Abdul Husen and Mohammad Azad, They were accompanied by West Bromwich West MP: RT Hon Adrian bailey MP who was overwhelmed that the winners of the west midlands award was won by a member of public from his constituency. Mr Bailey MP spoke in Bengali on stage and wowed the crowd. You can see the video of Cafe Saffron and Adrian Bailey MP on you tube under Cafe Saffron Shrewsbury.


The Spice Times Restaurant Awards, a national public voting campaign ran by B2B magazine Spice Times, made their 12th December 2010 debut to universal praise.


The star packed event at the City Pavilion, Romford, was a complete success, and over 1000 guests and dignitaries attended the evening, including His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Sayeedur Rahman Khan; Bangladeshi high commissioner to the UK, Rt. Hon Rushanara Ali, Shadow Education Minister Sharon Hodgson and Deputy Mayor of Havering Cllr Melvin Wallace.



The show featured breathtaking performances from the energetic and hilarious Signature, of Britain’s Got Talent fame, and the award winning Flex FX dance troupe.  Superb singing was on offer from Ameen Raja, while the guests enjoyed the meal prepared by Pride of Asia catering. The hosts, Daybreak’s Tasmin Lucia Khan and Syed Ahmed of The Apprentice, bounced off of each other expertly, their banter maintaining a warm atmosphere throughout the evening.








Spice Times Chairman Moinul Hussain said: “It was a fantastic event and a great evening, the feedback that we’ve received from the public is superb. I’ve spoken to numerous restaurant owners and they are now referring to the Spice Times Restaurant Awards as the number one South Asian catering awards in the UK.”


Pepsi’s Senior UK Sales Director Matt Greenslade praised Mr Hussain for “delivering a great event,” and pledged Pepsi’s continuing support for the annual awards. Kingfisher CEO Damon Swarbrick called the event “a great success,” and was “amazed” by the turnout of dignitaries and restaurateurs. “I think we can all agree that it was a success,” stated Shelim Rashid of online restaurant directory Curries Online, “they will only get bigger and better from now on.”


The event was sponsored by Pepsi, J20, Kingfisher Beer, Allied Foods, Curries Online, FHS Global, Blue Keld, Veetee Rice and Rent Reform. Media partners included NDTV Imagine, B4U, NTV and Channel i.


Winner of the West Midlands Awards : Cafe Saffron (Shrewsbury, Shropshire)