VIDEO: Parliamentary prize for Southwick restaurant

A SOUTHWICK restaurant has won the approval of MPs in a prestigious House of Commons competition.

Rajah, in Windmill Parade, Old Shoreham Road, was highly commended in the annual Tiffin Cup competition, winning a certificate and chef’s apron.

MP Tim Loughton presents the Tiffin Cup certificate to Arshadul Hoque at Rajah in Southwick D14361022a

MP Tim Loughton presents the Tiffin Cup certificate to Arshadul Hoque at Rajah in Southwick D14361022a

East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton, who nominated the restaurant, presented owner Arshadul Hoque with his prize on Friday.

Mr Hoque, who also owns The Maharajah in Bramber, was competing for title of best south Asian restaurant in the UK. The parliamentary competition is a festival of curry held at the House of Commons every year. It is run by the Tiffin Club, a cross-party group of MPs set up in 2005 and headed by Keith Vaz MP.

Mr Loughton said: “After receiving a nomination from a Southwick constituent, I put Rajah forward as my nomination for the prestigious Tiffin Cup, which seeks to find Britain’s best Indian restaurant.

“Having sampled the food at one of the many community group events they host there, I can vouch for their excellent cuisine and I was therefore delighted that they had been one of the few entrants nominated for the ‘highly commended’ award.”