Wath restaurant nominated for prestigious curry contest

A Wath restaurant has been nominated by local MP John Healey as part of a prestigious competition to find the best South Asian restaurant in the country.

The Tiffin Cup sees MPs put forward a restaurant in their constituency, and Mr Healey has nominated Café Naaz.

The cup is awarded every year by the Tiffin Club of MPs, formed in 2006 by former MP John Barrett, Michael Fabricant MP and Keith Vaz MP. As well as applauding quality cuisine, the competition also raises money for charity – this year World Vision.

Café Naaz will be visited by a mystery diner and regional winners will contest the Tiffin Cup at a grand final at the House of Commons in July.

Mr Healey said: “Café Naaz has already put Wath and Rotherham on the national curry map, with chef Naz Haque being named one of the best in the country.

“Those who enjoy the great pleasure of eating at Café Naaz know why – the food is consistently excellent, the menu offers unusual special dishes and the welcome is full of Wath warmth.

“I hope the Tiffin Cup will give the Café Naaz team more recognition and I look forward to welcoming them to the House of Commons should they win their regional heat.

“I am sure everyone in the Dearne will be rooting for them.”

Chair of the Tiffin Club, Keith Vaz MP, 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.

“I wish Café Naaz the best of luck in the competition.”