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POPULATION : 467,665 - 78.3% are registered as 'white' with 18.3% from India/Pakistan/Bangladesh.

Bradford is a city full of surprises. Recently titled a UNESCO City of Film, Bradford is a thriving cultural destination with a packed events calendar, award winning museums and galleries and impressive theatres.

The many beautiful Victorian buildings found throughout the city illustrate the city's impressive past and include the area known as Little Germany and the Wool Exchange. Also not to be missed is Bradford Cathedral the city's place of worship for centuries, an oasis of calm in the city centre.

The surrounding area of Bradford also has a lot to offer including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Saltaire, a perfectly preserved Victorian village and home to Salts Mill. Nearby is the the former spa town of Ilkley an elegant town set in the Yorkshire Dales, a perfect base for those who enjoy walking. Magnificent countryside can also be enjoyed near the village of Haworth, the former home of the Brontës and the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

Bradford district has lots to offer whatever your taste, with restaurants covering every corner of the world. Bradford has a well earned reputation for some of the finest Asian food in the UK. Award-winning restaurants can be found throughout the city, with cafe style favourites like the Karachi, to impressive restaurants such as Mumtaz in Bradford and Aagrah in Shipley. There's fantastic curry to be found for every budget.

There are also some great city centre bars and comfortable Yorkshire pubs, many of which are situated in the district's beautiful countryside. Fanny's Ale & Cider House in Saltaire and Bar T'at in Ilkley are just two of the many pubs in the district serving local real ale.

You can also purchase fresh Yorkshire produce at one of the many Yorkshire markets in Bradford district.


Curry is a serious undertaking in Bradford and there is an active manufacturing sector as well as educational and restaurant. Mumtaz has become a worldwide force in the industry and Aagrah has grown to be one of the biggest groups in the country. Prashad became the star of Gordon Ramsay's TV show and other popular restaurants include Akbars, Kiplings, Thaal, Omar Khans, Karachi and Shimla Spice. 55 of the 271 restaurants listed on Trip Advisor are Indian giving some idea of the importance of the sector. and Yell list 150.


Four restaurants have been chosen with the help of your votes to represent Bradford for judging purposes.

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The team voted to represent Bradford 2016 is

Akbars 1276 Leeds Road Bradford BD3 8LF Tel : 01274 773311
Aakash Bradford Road, Cleckheaton BD13 Tel : 01274 878866
Kiplings 834-836 Harrogate Road Bradford BD10 Tel : 01274 622 332
Shimla Spice 14 South Street Keighley Tel : 01535 602204

Other Indian restaurants in Bradford receiving considerable votes :Prashad, Omar Khan, Karachi, Kashmir, Mumtaz, Aagrah, Azeems, Lahore Cafe, Kebabesh.: