AN Indian takeaway just outside Glasgow has been named the best in the whole of Britain.

Mushtaqs Restaurant, in Hamilton, walked away with the top accolade at a glittering ceremony in London.

Over 1,000 VIP guests attended a gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel to honour the winners at the Asian Curry Awards.

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The awards were co-hosted by BBC TV presenter Babita Sharma and Tommy Sandhu from the BBC Radio Asian Network.

Mushtaqs, on Almada Street, is officially the biggest takeaway operation and was featured on BBC2’s Best of British Takeaways.

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Mushtaqs in Hamilton

Head chef Ajmal Mushtaq was crowned Scotland’s Chef of the Year at the Food Awards Scotland in August last year where he beat off competition from the best fine dining and Michelin trained chefs in the country.

He said: “It was overwhelming when it was announced that we had won the title of being the Best Takeaway in Britain.

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“This is great news for Hamilton and we are just honoured to have put Hamilton on the culinary map once again.

“We are really grateful for the love and support we have received from the people of Hamilton – they are the best.

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“My wonderful team deserve this great award.

There is an incredible amount of hard work, skill and quality control that goes into making every meal the very best it can be and for Mushtaqs to be recognised at the highest level was a great achievement.”

Best Maître D’ went to Mohammed Sultan of Charcoals on Renfield Street.