BOSSES at Ascot Indian takeaway are celebrating after being awarded with a huge national food prize.

Peppermills Indian Takeaway, on Fernbank Road, won National Takeaway of the Year award at the 2019 Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards (ARTA) last week.

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Sham Ali, owner of Peppermills, told the News he was “absolutely elated” to have received the award.

He added: “We have worked tirelessly to get to this position and to be recognised as the best takeaway in the country is just incredible.

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“It is something that the people of Ascot and the surrounding areas should be very proud of!”

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Peppermills has been open for six months after switching from a restaurant to a takeaway.

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The eatery, formerly known as Mango, now serves street-food style takeaway as well as traditional Indian dishes.

Speaking to the News in May, Sham said he changed the restaurant to a takeaway as he felt there was ‘more demand’ for ‘Middle East street food’.

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The ceremony has been described as the “Oscars of the curry industry” with politicians and popstars on hand to join in the celebrations.