CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Devon Life today CLICK HERE

Restaurant voted best in the South West

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:21 20 February 2013

Restaurant voted best in the South West

Restaurant voted best in the South West

A YEOVIL restaurant has<br/><br/>been recognised as the best in<br/><br/>the region following a<br/><br/>national public voting campaign.

A YEOVIL restaurant has

been recognised as the best in

the region following a

national public voting campaign.

Signature Viceroy on

Middle Street was south west

regional winner in the Spice

Times Restaurant Awards

2010, which encouraged customers

to vote for their

favourite south Asian eating


Voting took place in

November and the awards

were presented at a gala ceremony

in Romford last month,

attended by Bangladeshi high

commissioner to the UK, the

Rt. Hon Rushanara Ali, and

Shadow Education Minister

Sharon Hodgson.

A dozen restaraunts and

takeaways received regional

awards with the overall

national prize going to an eatery

in Gateshead. Signature

Viceroy is one of six restaurants

run by brothers Luthfur

and Moe Rahmen.

The two are no strangers to

accolades as their restaurants

have been shortlisted for the

British Curry Awards, a separate

competition, for six

years in a row.

Signature Viceroy opened

in 2008, 14 years after Luthfur

opened his first restaurant in

Yeovil, next door.

It has previously been

recognised as newcomer of

the year in the British Curry

Awards, and has an AA

Rosette and a recommendation

from Les Routiers and

Taste of the West.

The signature restaurant

focuses on offering a "fine

dining" experience, with

innovative cuisine and dishes

prepared to customers individual


Mr Rahmen said: "The restaurant

is Indian in origin but

continental in style.

"Yeovil is an unlikely place

to have a restaurant like this,

but we have a good clientelle.

"If we can make it work

here, we can make it anywhere."

The brothers next project

is to export the successful formula

from Yeovil to Bath.

They plan to open a new restaurant

in a converted Gospel

Hall on the Lower Bristol

Road next month.


More from Food & Drink

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

SU CARROLL breaks bread with charismatic Devon restaurateur Edmond Davari as he embarks on a new venture

Read more
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

We hooked up with RACHAEL JOWITT, head roaster for leading South West coffee roastery, Voyager Coffee, to hear how the business is developing

Read more
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

From pale ale and real cider to craft beer, Devon is home to a number of real ale breweries and CAMRA award-winners, meaning a good pub is never far away – we pick 16 places to go in Devon to find the best pint

Read more
Friday, November 16, 2018

Devon Life’s readers and followers have been voting for their favourite food & drink stars and we can now reveal our winners who were honoured at our glamorous ceremony at Sandy Park on November 15

Read more
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Public Houses are a cornerstone of life here in Britain, dating back as far as the Roman invasion in 43 AD. Devon is no different and its humble establishments are steeped in history and nostalgia. We’ve taken a look at 11 of the county’s most historical pubs

Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A traditional Christmas pudding recipe, served with clotted cream and a brandy Crème Anglaise with a dash of cognac

Read more
Friday, October 26, 2018

Whether you have strawberry or raspberry jam on your scones, or prefer Earl Grey to English breakfast tea, we’ve found 12 of the best tearooms that Devon has to offer

Read more
Monday, October 22, 2018

We’ve spoken to award-winning chef Michael Caines MBE to find out more about Lympstone Manor’s wine celebration evenings and when their new vineyard will produce its first bottle of wine

Read more
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Sunday lunch is an enduring British institution that’s incredibly important to get right. We’ve chosen 12 places in Devon that will guarantee sublime stuffing, mouth-watering meats and Yorkshire pudding perfection.

Read more
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

As the winter begins to close in, there’s nowhere better to take refuge than one of Devon’s many cosy pubs. Here are 9 you should look for when needing to escape the nippy British weather

Read more
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Check out Michael Caines’ column in the latest issue of Devon Life where you can read more about what this recipe will be perfect with

Read more
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

We reveal the winner of Devon’s Tea Room / Coffee Shop of the Year. Sponsored by Radio Exe

Read more
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

We reveal the winner of Devon’s Best Sunday Roast. Sponsored by

Read more
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

We reveal the winner of the Pub of the Year award. Sponsored by WBW Solicitors

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search