A SHIPLEY-based restaurant chain has picked up a tasty award.

Aagrah Restaurant Group won Best Asian Restaurant Chain (North of England) at the Asian Curry Awards 2018, organised by the Asian Catering Federation.

The Asian Curry Awards recognise the best in the industry, encouraging ever higher standards and to inspire the next generation of chefs and restaurateurs to join the multi-billion pound dining sector.

More than 500 restaurant owners, industry stakeholders and guests attended the gala dinner, held in Manchester on Monday, March 5.

Naeem Aslam, Aagrah director, said: "It is a great honour for Aagrah to receive this accolade."

Aagrah, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary, is a family-owned business that now employs 450 staff. It has 12 branches across Yorkshire, including in Thornbury and Shipley.

Aagrah also has a share of the home dining market through their range of authentic five tarka cooking sauces available in Asda and Co-op.