The Scottish Curry Awards served up a range of top accolades to North-east eateries.
Three winners from Aberdeen city and shire were announced at the 11th annual awards in Glasgow.
The gongs were created to recognise and celebrate the work of restaurants and takeaways within the curry industry.
Ballater restaurant India on the Green won Best Dining Experience of the Year North Scotland.
Restaurant of the Year North Scotland went to Alma Indian Restaurant and Bar in Laurencekirk.
Meanwhile, in the Granite City, Eastern Eye won Home Delivery of the Year North Scotland.
Manager of India on the Green Syed Abdul Hamid – known as Raj – said: “The award means a lot to me because at the end of the day it’s payback for your hard work and it gives the staff – who are so passionate about their work – a big smile.”
Raj – who chaired this year’s Aberdeen and Highlands Curry Awards –said the win would give the staff something to celebrate, adding: “It gives you a reputation, a standard to follow.”
Last year Raj won Chef of the Year at the Scottish Curry Awards.
MSP Liam Kerr put forward a motion at Holyrood congratulating India on the Green’s achievement at the accolades.
And Mohammed Miah, Alma Indian Restaurant and Bar manager, spoke of his joy at winning Restaurant of the Year North Scotland just weeks after scooping a gong at the Aberdeen and Highlands Curry Awards.
Alma took home Best Indian Restaurant in Aberdeenshire at the regional gongs last month.
He said: “We are very delighted to achieve this award and we dedicate it to our customers.”
Eastern Eye owner Salek Miah said: “It’s not easy to win in the north, there’s big competition and there’s a lot of big curry houses among us to dine in so we feel great. We thank our customers who support us, we have a great team and we thank them.”