‘Highly recommended’ Indian restaurant vows to win Tiffin Cup

The Jalori
The Jalori

An Indian restaurant has been ‘highly recommended’ by the Tiffin Cup competition - despite just missing out on making it to the final.

The Jalori in Woburn Sands was nominated for the second year in a row by Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart following a local competition in the summer.

The Jalori beat off strong competition from The Grange and Calcutta Brasserie. Iain was joined by several judges including the Mayor of Milton Keynes and MK Citizen’s very own Amanda Devlin.

The Tiffin Cup has become one the biggest national competition for Asian restaurants in the UK. 121 restaurants were nominated this year and only 13 made it through to the final.

The finalists were invited to cook in the House of Commons and were judged by Strictly Come Dancing’s Ainsley Harriet and Leicester MP Keith Vaz.

This year’s winner was ‘Flavours by Kumar’ from Ramsgate, Kent. All proceeds of the competition are going to Milton Keynes based charity World Vision.

Mr Stewart said: “The quality of the Jalori was so good this year it was a shame they didn’t get through to the final.

“Thank you to everyone who was involved. Hopefully next year the competition is even better and we can get an MK entry to the final.

The Manager of the Jalori, Mr Abdul Hai added, “We will try again until we win!”