Situated at the heart of Coventry, in the city’s Medieval Spon Street, Turmeric Gold has continued to go from strength to strength. This week listed as a finalist in the SME Business Awards for Restaurant of the Year, the restaurant also recently secured the nationally acclaimed Visit England Gold Taste Award – a taste scheme which recognises businesses offering the warmest of welcomes and excellent customer service, alongside high-quality food and drink. Earlier in the year Turmeric Gold also reached the finals of the Midlands Food and Hospitality Awards.
This is not the first-time the Indian restaurant has earned recognition from awarding bodies. Winning multiple awards, Turmeric Gold has established itself as one of Coventry’s elite restaurants, earning praise from recognised critics such as Match.Com who voted it as one of the best Asian restaurants in the UK.
Also, with over 3,000 positive reviews on Trip Advisor, Turmeric Gold’s status is not only well-established throughout the county but has received high praise from well beyond the county’s borders.
Due to its stellar reputation, Turmeric Gold is no stranger to celebrity visits with a host of illustrious stars walking through its doors since its establishment nearly 18 years ago.
Its high-end offering has attracted a number of international and national celebrities over the years, including several rugby Wasps players, national celebrity cook Rosemary Shrager, renowned actor Sir Ian McClellan, former Sky Sports presenter Gary Newbon, snooker player and regular Jimmy Hendry.
More than just serving delicious dishes, proprietor chef Jay Alam and his dedicated team work tirelessly to create a unique dining experience encapsulating Indian culture amid medieval beauty. And their efforts have earned the restaurant accolades from around the country, with many food experts ranking Turmeric Gold among the best in the UK.
Jay commented: “We have been honoured to receive numerous awards throughout our 18 year history and we are again delighted to have been shortlisted for two awards already this year – with one set to be announced – as well as achieving the Gold Taste Accolade; which has been a significant highpoint of the year.
“Turmeric Gold’s reputation speaks for itself. With over 20,000 diners walking through our doors per year, Turmeric Gold has won the hearts of diners from around the world and is today recognised as a premier restaurant with a reputation for fine dining offering a choice of diverse and exotic food, excellent service and an unrivalled experience within luxurious surroundings.
“Over the years, Turmeric Gold has become one of the outstanding Indian restaurants in the Coventry and Warwickshire area and we are now aiming to build on those foundations to take Turmeric Gold to the next level. We are proud of our reputation for fine dining, excellent service and our emphasis on healthy eating.”
Descending from a family in catering, Jay had his first taste of the industry in early childhood. The experience aroused his passion for creating delicious, healthy meals and from his early teens he began to carve out what promised to be a successful career.
Using only healthy ingredients in his dishes, Jay adds sweetness and flavour to his succulent Indian dishes by caramelizing onions, acting as a perfect replacement for the excessive sweetness found in the dishes of many Indian restaurants.
Although brought up in Coventry, Jay has drawn inspiration from all over the world and his particular passion is to create food with a twist to provide an imaginative fusion between traditional Indian cooking and Western style presentation.
The ambience of the restaurant coupled with an exotic and diverse menu choice is just the right combination to create a true dining experience and one that surpasses Turmeric Gold’s rivals far and wide.