ONE of Saltcoats' most popular restaurants has added further award recognition to its growing list of accolades.

For those not familiar with the area, the Motherland Spice may be easy to overlook as a dining option.

But for those who have visited the Indian and Napalese restaurant, they will know that it is one of the best destinations for a meal across Ayrshire.

Now the Bradshaw Street eatery has another award to support this statement after part of the team attended the prestigious Spice Awards on Monday, September 11.

The awards, which are now in their fifth year, look to reward Asian and Indian cuisine across Scotland and are voted for independently.

At the latest awards ceremony, Motherland Spice was highly reccomended in the 'Best Indian Restaurant in the south of Scotland' category.

It was just reward for the popular Saltcoats restaurant, which also offers takeaway, after a number of years at the heart of the community.

Motherland Spice has aimed to continue to improve what it offers Saltcoats. In the past couple of years the restaurant underwent a stunning refurbishment, adding further to its glowing reputation.

In light of its most recent award, it was those who support the restaurant that owner Madhav looked to thank.

He said: "We are thrilled and honored to announce that Motherland Spice has been awarded the prestigious Spice Award, and it is all thanks to your unwavering support and loyalty.

"Your trust in our food and your continued patronage have been instrumental in achieving this recognition.

"We take great pride in bringing you the finest cuisine from Nepal and India and this award is a testament to our commitment to quality and excellence.

"We would like to express our deepest gratitude for choosing Motherland Spice as your preferred restaurant."

He added that it is customers and their feedback which have helped drive the business in the direction it has.

Madhav continued: "Your feedback, encouragement, and loyalty have been our driving force, and we promise to continue delivering the highest quality spices to enhance your culinary experiences.

"Thank you for being a part of our journey and for making this achievement possible. We look forward to serving you with even more passion and dedication in the future."