The 2016 Trencherman Awards took place last night at Saunton Sands in North Devon.
The awards were voted for by the public and are regarded by the industry as the Oscars of the restaurant world in the South West.
Stephane Delourme The Head Chef of Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow was crowned Chef of the Year and Restaurant Nathan Outlaw was voted the region's best restaurant.
There are 15,000 curry houses in Britain, but the industry is in crisis, say some restaurateurs. An immigration cap means some are struggling for staff, while second generations of Bangladeshi immigrants are deciding against working in the family business.
A conference has been held near Bristol for leading industry members to swap ideas and get advice.
Here is Robert Murphy's report.