THE Search for Havant’s best curry house is underway, thanks to a new incentive put forward by the constituency’s MP.
Alan Mak launched the Havant Curry House Awards on Saturday at the Spice Village restaurant in Emsworth.
The people of Havant are being asked to submit their votes for their favourite Indian or South Asian restaurant or take-away in the area.
The MP is looking to the people of Havant to choose their champion restaurant, and the business can be proud of winning the first-ever Havant Curry House Awards.
The winning establishment will not only boast the title of the best curry house in Havant but will also be entered into the national competition, the Tiffin Cup, by Mr Mak personally.
Mr Mak said: ‘I’m proud to launch this fun, local competition that celebrates our small businesses.
‘I hope residents will vote for their favourite curry house to champion local small businesses and hopefully bring the Tiffin Cup to Havant.
‘Hopefully the competition for the Havant Curry House Awards will be as hot as the curries themselves.’
Havant’s MP is hoping that adding a bit of friendly competition among local businesses will also drum up more publicity for the area.
Mr Mak is a big advocate of promoting businesses in Havant and is hoping competitions like this will bring more people to the area.
The winning restaurant or takeaway will be given the opportunity by Mr Mak to cook for his peers at the House of Commons.
The Tiffin Cup is decided by a combination of cross-party MPs who will choose the nation’s best curry house.
Mr Mak is determined to see the cup come to Havant, believing there is a high calibre of curry houses in his constituency.
The Conservative MP is hoping that competition will encourage business owners to have a more personal approach with their customers to gain votes.
Residents will have until midday on Friday, July 13, to register their votes.
Cast your vote at alanmak.org.uk.