Turmeric Gold tastes victory at Coventry & Warwickshire Foodie Awards

One of Turmeric Gold’s tantalising dishes

Turmeric Gold, one of Coventry and Warwickshire’s finest eateries, tasted award success by winning ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at the first ever Foodie Awards, proving once again why it is regarded as the region’s premium Indian restaurant.

Celebrating all that the region has to offer in food, drink and hospitality, the Coventry and Warwickshire Foodie Awards shone a spotlight on those who strive to offer the best products, services and experiences to their much-valued customers in what has been a tough year for the industry.

Up against a number of worthy finalists for the award on the night, Jay came away victorious in the category that celebrated those who strived to deliver quality food, creative offerings and outstanding customer experience.

The Foodie Awards, which was hosted by its founder Jonathan Smith, was the first live local awards event since the very first lockdown and brought together more than 40 businesses who were all vying for award success.

It was an apt win for Turmeric Gold, which is headed by proprietor and Chef Jay Alam, who is this year coincidently celebrating its 20th year in business.

During this time, the restaurant has grown from strength to strength, having established a reputation throughout Coventry and Warwickshire and beyond as the embodiment of a fine dining restaurant.

Jay Alam of Turmeric Gold presented with the Restaurant of the Year Award by Steph Kerr

Turmeric Gold’s consistent success can be credited solely to the innovative and forward-thinking ideas of Jay, who has implemented an ethos at Turmeric Gold of continuously keeping his dishes and experiences both contemporary and fresh for his customers.

Whether that be through regularly introducing new and innovate menus or through fine-tuning his customer service expertise, Jay is constantly striving to evolve his offering to cement Turmeric Gold as one of the true destination restaurants in the area.

In the past few months Jay has introduced a brand-new Vegan and Vegetarian menu and launched innovative experiences such as his Dine in the Dark evenings and chef creative evenings – all with one goal in mind: to create a range of experiences tailored to the diner and add a whole new dimension to the restaurant’s offering.

Situated in medieval Spon Street at the heart of Coventry’s medieval centre, Turmeric Gold, and Jay’s, glowing reputation has seen the restaurant attract visitors 20,000 diners per year prior to the pandemic, including a host of revered celebrities.

From the celebrated actor Sir Ian McKellen to broadcasting stalwarts such as Gary Newbon and everything in between, many have enjoyed the authentic Indian experience that Turmeric Gold has had to offer.

Being no stranger to award wins, Jay has accumulated over 20 accolades from around the country since establishing Turmeric Gold in 2001.

Jay was also a finalist in the Chef/Cook of the Year category on the night.

Owner Jay Alam said: “We are absolutely thrilled. It’s a tremendous accolade which is all the more meaningful as we are this year celebrating our 20th year in business.

“Over the years, Turmeric Gold has become one of the most outstanding Indian Restaurants in Coventry and Warwickshire and we are now aiming to build on those foundations to take Turmeric Gold to the next level. We are immensely proud of the reputation that we have built for our fine dining, excellent service as well as on our emphasis on healthy eating and are hoping that this may long continue.

“We have always taken pride in not only delivering the highest quality of service, but having the ability to evolve to ensure we meet the ever-changing needs of our customers, but never losing sight of our commitment to providing the ultimate dining experience.”