Goa Beer to sponsor Greenwich Curry Awards 2017

Goa Premium Beer is to sponsor this year’s Greenwich Curry Club Awards. The award-winning gluten-free pilsner is brewed by the family-run boutique Impala Distillery & Brewery in Goa. The brewery was acquired in 2015 by Bollywood actor and film producer Sachiin Joshi. Exclusively imported into the UK by Viiking Ventures, the beer is popular as an accompaniment to spicy foods.

The Greenwich Curry Club began in 2010 with a group of friends meeting once a month, at a different venue, to “eat curry, drink beer and talk nonsense.”

The group has since grown, and now reviews curry houses all over the UK and internationally, as well as offering news, recipes and all things curry related on its website.

The original south London group still meets and new members are welcome if they are “charming, witty, and don’t do ‘a runner’ before the bill is paid.

Commenting on the sponsorship, Daniel Ford, founder of the Greenwich Curry Club, said:  “We launched the Greenwich Curry Club Awards in 2011 to recognise the restaurants, takeaways and people that work in this great industry and are thrilled to be able to work with Goa Beer closely, as we look to take the Awards to the next level. We know that Goa Beer is a forward-thinking company and are delighted to be partners with a company that offers a genuine Indian beer that is perfect for curry lovers.”

Local people can vote for their favourite venues in Greenwich, Blackheath, Lee, Lewisham, New Cross, Charlton and Deptford at www.greenwichcurryclub.com. Voting closes on 19th November and winners will be announced on 1st December.

Ben Parmar, MD of Viiking Ventures, said: “The Greenwich Curry Club does great work highlighting the best venues in the area, encouraging ever higher standards.  Our marketing strategy is to support local, independent venues.  I’m delighted to back the Club’s efforts and want to encourage similar organisations round the country to follow their lead.


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Goa Beer Greenwich Curry Club Awards 2017. Vote Now!

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It’s that time of year when we ask you to choose your favourite curry restaurants and takeaways, so we are delighted to announce the nominations for the Goa Beer Greenwich Curry Club Awards 2017, in association with the Greenwich Visitor. We are lucky to enjoy a superb range of top-quality Indian, Pakistani, Nepalese and Bangladeshi food in SE10 and surrounds and these Awards, which were established in 2011, aim to celebrate the restaurants, takeaways and the people who work in the spice industry.

This year there are five awards up for grabs (see Award categories below). Please click through to the voting form to make your choices for each category (one vote per person). Note that the Favourite Takeaway Award is for dedicated takeaways only and not restaurants. In addition to these five Awards there will also be a special award as chosen by the members of the Curry Club.

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Voting closes on Friday 19 November and the winners will be announced On this website and in the December issue of the Greenwich Visitor.

Chinipan (Blackheath)
Coriander (Westcombe Park)
Darjeeling (Lewisham)
Everest (Blackheath)
Gurkha’s Inn (Greenwich)
Kasturi (Charlton)
Mogul (Greenwich)
Mountain View (Greenwich)
Pathiri (Greenwich)
Royal Nepalese (Westcombe Park)
Saffron Club (Blackheath)
Taste Of Raj (Blackheath)

Charlton Indian Takeaway (Charlton)
Curry Royal Tandoori (Greenwich)
InDelicious (Greenwich)
Mogul Home Dining Kitchen (Trafalgar Road)
The Village Tandoori (Charlton)

Award categories
Favourite Restaurant
Favourite Takeaway
Restaurant Offering Outstanding Service
Restaurant Offering Outstanding Value
Favourite New Restaurant
Goa Beer Greenwich Curry Club Special Award


Chai Latte


This was discovered in a Marks & Spencer Christmas chocolate box, one of those things where an elaborate box holds a handful of (it must be admitted) rather delicious chocolates. This chocolate is called Chai Latte (the pic is not actual size obviously) and is described as “a creamy white chocolate merged with Colombian coffee, spice and chai flavour.” It’s not like any chai I’ve had but it looks good and tastes good. It was in what M&S call a Golden Jewels Box, but I guess you’ll have to wait till next December till these are rolled out again.

Curry joke 30

A man is in a shop looking to buy whole spices but he insists on negotiating.

“I need to cook these whole spice in ghee to create that wonderful taste,” he tells the shop owner. “What can you do for me with regards to the price?”

“I’m getting fed up with you,” he replies. “My prices are very good but you always insist on coming in here to get a Bhargar.”