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Magical Entertainment

We have a feast of entertainment lined up for you at this year’s Leicester Curry Awards and we are delighted to announce our second performer at the prestigious event, local magician John Constantine. Performing professionally for over 20-years, John specialises in high quality close-up magic, also known as strolling magic, mix and mingle magic and […]

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When will the shortlist for the Leicester Curry Awards 2018 be revealed?

The best curry restaurants in Leicester and the county are up for consideration for six prestigious awards and we’re edging closer to finding out who the five finalists will be in each category. We can now reveal that this year’s shortlist will be announced on Friday 9 March from 10am – 12 midday. The event will once again take place at BBC […]

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Dynamic dance group to perform at Leicester Curry Awards 2018

The team here are delighted to announce that the first performers for the city’s prestigious food awards will be Creative Edge. The local dance company has only been running a short while but has already garnered a strong following and received a tremendous amount of support. Co-founded by choreographer Danielle Limmage who has been performing across the […]

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Auction prizes wanted for this year’s glamorous event

Unless you’ve been lying under a rock, you’ll know that the Leicester Curry Awards are really heating up for 2018. The red-carpet event is taking place April 22 at the city venue, Athena. As well as fabulous food, entertainment and finding out who the 2018 winners are, there will also be a charity auction on […]

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Record number of nominations in the Leicester Curry Awards

Happy New Year to all our readers. The Leicester Curry Awards 2018 are well under way and we’re delighted with the standard of restaurants around the city and county that have been nominated this year. We’ve also been impressed with the amount of new restaurants that have been nominated including some we’ve never heard of […]

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It’s no surprise that us Brits love our curries – korma, madras, jalfrezi, and vindaloo are just some of our favourites. In fact, we love them so much that we’ve dedicated an entire week to it. National Curry Week runs from 9 – 15 October this year and you couldn’t be better placed to find a tastier curry […]

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2018 Charity Partners Revealed

Proceeds raised from next year’s Leicester Curry Awards will be split between two local charities; Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project (LAMP) and Care of Police Survivors (COPS). The two charities will receive 3% revenue from individual ticket sales along with additional funds raised through a charity auction on the night. Romail Gulzar, Founder of […]

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Leicester welcomes a fresh annual event to its social calendar. There’s still a lively buzz in the air following the inaugural Leicester Curry Awards. Just five days ago, on April 23rd, Athena opened its doors to the vibrant event that championed Leicester’s finest Indian eateries.  The dazzling evening welcomed around 500 guests and VIPs on […]

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The Leicester Curry Awards team of six mystery judges has visited all 30 eateries that made it to the shortlist of finalists.  The judges were each allocated a list of candidates to visit anonymously, using a set of strict judging criteria, including the restaurant surroundings, the welcome received, facilities, the value – and of course, […]

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Twelve nights until Gala dinner

It has now come down to just twelve more sleeps until the curry awards takes place at Athena and the hype of the awards is spreading across the city as well as in the Pukaar News office. Kicking off the month with a royal visit from Her Majesty the Queen on the 13 th of April and finishing it off […]

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