A BARRY business has been recognised as the best takeaway in Wales – for the second year in a row.

Kalimirch is an Indian takeaway based on Broad Street Parade in Barry which has won ‘regional takeaway of the year – Wales’ at the Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards (ARTA) for the second consecutive year.

The winners of ARTA 2023, which celebrates pan-Asian cuisine in the UK, were announced at a recent award ceremony in London which was hosted by TV presenters Samantha Simmonds and Paul Martin.

Food venues were awarded based on three key factors:

  • Quality of food;
  • Quality of service;
  • Value for money.

This was followed by the ARTA score which focuses on food hygiene rating and online reviews on websites such as TripAdvisor and Google.

Staff at Kalimirch are "over the moon" to have won this award and have thanked everyone who voted for the venue.

Barry And District News: Kalimirch staff at the ARTA 2023Kalimirch in Barry has a four (good) food hygiene rating, with it last inspected on January 6, 2022, according to the Food Standards Agency website.

While the venue was rated “good” for hygienic food handling, plus cleanliness and conditions of facilities and buildings, it was rated “generally satisfactory” for management of food safety.

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So how does the venue fare in reviews?

5.0 on TripAdvisor based on more than 25 reviews.

A recent five-star review was left by someone who ordered food for collection – they wrote: “Food was excellent which made it easier to forgive the extra wait I had on collection because they were so busy. Great varied menu and reasonably priced.”

Other positive reviews mention staff cooking them dishes which are not on the menu, including an “amazing” Ceylon and a Maharaja bhuna which was “one of the best ones I’ve [reviewer] ever had.”

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One Facebook user wrote: “If you want an Indian meal then choose Kalimirch. Tasty meals, always piping hot and delivered quickly whenever we order. Great value for money too. Always 10/10”.

4.7 on Google with more than 320 reviews.

One Google reviewer, who ordered takeaway, said their food “arrived within the hour, piping hot, friendly delivery driver” and that an issue (missing poppadoms) was resolved in minutes; they added “top quality service, excellent food.”

A first time trier wrote: “All five of us said it was absolutely brilliant” adding that it’s a “new family favourite”.

The overall review ratings are accurate at the time of publication but subject to change as more reviews are left for the venue.