The Dublin-based takeaway chain was named as Best Takeaway Indian while the Chicken Tikka Masala (pictured) was declared Ireland’s favourite takeaway dish.
If you’re a fan of Just-Eat.ie (I’d be afraid to look back through my account history sometimes), then you may be aware already of the Just-Eat National Takeaway Awards.
The awards which are voted for by the public, are the first of their kind in Ireland to recognise the quality of food, choice and service delivered by Irish takeaways. With over 14,000 votes cast and over 1,800 takeaway restaurants online the winners were announced on Tuesday and the category I usually tend to drift towards, Indian, was scooped by Bombay Pantry.
I’ve never been there, but now it’s got to go on the list.
Around about the same time the winners were being announced I was having a bite at the Eastern Palace in Wexford, open around 2-3 months but having to cater to the masses to bring in the business – ‘all day’ breakfasts, a European menu with burgers and wings, along with a comprehensive Indian menu (which is pretty good).
Locally to me, options would be limited enough, the pick of the bunch going to Royal Spice who have been blazing an authentic trail in Kilkenny for a few years. Granted, you won’t find them on Just-Eat.ie
So, what’s the craic with Bombay Pantry?
Well, if you’re up around the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area – Glenageary to be precise – you’ll stumble upon Bombay Pantry here.
Times are good for the restaurant though, according to the inbox this afternoon
Bombay Pantry has now become the go to destination for educated food choices with tasty recipes that are packed with nutritious ingredients, superfoods and antioxidants. Delivering fine Indian cuisine straight to your door, the award winning company is the largest producer of Indian food in Ireland.
Adding another string to its bow with the introduction of paleo, vegan and superfood dishes it will now have something to suit all foodie fans highlighting the brands commitment to versatility and keeping up with the latest and ever changing food trends and is already looking forward to what it can offer its customers going forward.
Oh, and they beat off competition from themselves in the shortlist (Fairview shop), along with Tadka House on the Lower Rathmines Road (Dublin), Spice Cottage in Sallynoggin (Dublin) and Ajanta in Drogheda (Louth).
With seven outlets around Dublin, they’re also kicking off their own Vegan Week on 14 November.
Congratulations to Ly Garden in Tallaght as well, overall winner of Takeaway of the Year.