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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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Glittering array of performances confirmed for Leicester Curry Awards

The Leicester Curry Awards are edging closer and closer and with less than three weeks until the event, all systems are go. The team are busy putting the final touches together and finalising the entertainment for the evening gala at Athena on April 23.  Live performances on the night include singers, dancers and dhol players […]

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We’re half way there: Leicester Curry Awards finalists announced

The wait is over and the public have spoken. After thousands of nominations poured in for more than a hundred Indian food establishments, a shortlist of 30 finalists across the six awards categories has been announced. Some of the City’s & County’s most popular eateries attended a special event hosted by Pukaar News at BBC Leicester where […]

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Nominated Charity : The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign

As well as celebrating our county’s wonderfully vibrant Asian food scene, the Leicester Curry Awards have a commitment to supporting local causes. By donating a proportion of each ticket sale, this year we’ll be raising funds to help the work of our two nominated charities; The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign and Crimestoppers UK. This week, […]

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