A CAFÉ in Hampshire has been dubbed the best in the industry for offering South Asian treats.

Café Tusk in Fareham has been awarded the Tiffin Cup for providing authentic, wholesome food.

Staff were entered into the competition to find the best Asian restaurant in the country by Fareham MP Suella Fernandes who has presented them with an award certificate.

The Tiffin Cup is held annually for the last 10 years, asking MPs to nominate a restaurant in their constituency as the best South Asian restaurant in the UK.

The prize is awarded every year by the Tiffin Club of MPs, formed in 2006 by former MP John Barrett, Michael Fabricant MP and Keith Vaz MP.

The aim is not only to applaud the quality of South Asian food in Britain but also to raise money for chosen charities.

Last year the competition was in aid of the charity World Vision.

The Grand Final of the Tiffin Cup 2015 was held in the House of Commons in autumn of last year, and, as well as the main cup, prizes were awarded to other nominees.

Café Tusk was highly commended by the judges.

Ms Fernandes said: “It’s great that a local Fareham restaurant has been recognised, and I congratulate all the staff there on their achievement.

“It’s a superb venue with a lovely atmosphere, and it’s always a pleasure to visit. I’ll certainly be back again soon.”

Café Tusk can host more than 170 diners at a time and is home to several display islands of food from the mildest Korma through to the hottest Vindaloo and offers generous portions as well as special brands of Indian draught lagers and drinks to match the cuisine.