The restaurant is aiming to be named Britain’s best Indian takeaway on a TV show
A restaurant is battling to be named Britain’s best Indian takeaway in a new TV show.
The Sweet Center restaurant in Bradford is one of five restaurants vying for the title of Best Indian in BBC Two’s ‘Britain’s Top Takeaways’.
The show, which airs on Tuesday May 10, is part of a 10-episode series presented by Radio 2 host Sara Cox and comedian Darren Harriott.
Waqar Mughal and Hamayun Arshad of the Sweet Center competed against representatives of four other restaurants for the crown of best Indian restaurant in the UK.
Each of the five restaurants had to prepare take-out meals which were sent and rated by members of the public, who ate them at home.
The Sweet Center and other representatives must also impress the show‘s guest judges; Manchester Village Spartans Rugby Club players. The challenge was filmed in Manchester in the summer of 2021.
Mr Mughal, chef and manager of the Sweet Center whose grandfather started the business in 1964, did not reveal how they got along on the show, but said it was a great experience to testing itself against other South Asian restaurants.
Mr Mughal was nicknamed Waxi on the show, while Deputy Chief Mr Arshad was known as Mio.
Mr Mughal said: “It’s huge for Yorkshire and for us.
“It was a great experience for us to be on television. It was a remarkable experience. It was amazing.
“It was very intense with the time constraints.
“We have brought a lot to the city since our opening in the early 1960s.
It was really fun working with Sara and Darren. Sara is a young girl from the north and knew all about Yorkshire curry
“There were quite a few places and food that we had to prepare food for. We had to do starters, main courses, vegetarian and miscellaneous dishes.
This isn’t the first time the Sweet Center has been in front of television cameras.
Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman and TV chef Ainsley Harriott visited the restaurant for their BBC daytime show Len and Ainsley’s Big Food Adventure in 2015.
“Britain’s Top Takeaways” airs Monday-Thursday at 8pm on BBC Two from May 9-19.
The themes of the eight-part series will see the following types of takeaways face off; fish and chips, indian, burgers, chicken friend, pizza, mexican, kebabs and noodles.