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TV chef revealed as mystery judge

The secret’s out! TV chef, presenter, food writer and author Kwoklyn Wan has been revealed as our second mystery judge. In his own words, the British-born Chinese chef is ‘totally in love and completely fascinated by food’ from growing up working in his family’s Cantonese restaurant, to becoming a successful chef. It’s no wonder he was […]

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To mark the 75th anniversary of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, their Leicestershire and Rutland committee held a curry luncheon for 200 guests at the stunning Keythorpe Manor. The cause joined forces with the Leicester Curry Awards as one of their chosen charities, who organised this year’s annual event to raise money for serving soldiers, veterans […]

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Leicester Curry Awards partners up ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

The city’s glamorous Curry Awards are proud to announce that next year’s event will support ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Running since 1944, the national charity has helped millions of people and strives to maintain the same respect and trust as the Army. They pride themselves in offering a lifetime of support to soldiers and veterans […]

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Mattioli Woods proud to support Leicester Curry Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce we have landed a fantastic new sponsor for the 2019 Leicester Curry Awards in the shape of Mattioli Woods. One of the UK’s leading providers of wealth management and employee benefits, the nationwide business is the fifth sponsor of our prestigious awards. Founded in Leicester in 1991 by Ian Mattioli and Bob Woods, […]

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Nominate the best of the best in the Leicester Curry Awards 2019

Glory awaits the best local curry houses as award nominations for next year’s glittering event will open on 1 December. Now in its third year, the Leicester Curry Awards are undoubtedly one of the most exciting competitions to have landed on our shores. The awards are the only accolades which celebrate the diversity of the foodie scene […]

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The Leicester Curry Awards 2018 is right around the corner, and although it’s been a tremendous amount of hard work, it’s been an exciting few months in the run-up to this point. With over 5,000 public votes and around 300 curry houses nominated across the city and county, only 30 eateries made it into the […]

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Our event director Priti Raichura on planning the 2018 awards

“In just over a month the city will be bringing together the best curry establishments all under one roof. Yes that’s right, the Leicester Curry Awards are fast approaching and I’ve been busy working behind the scenes to put together an unforgettable evening for all our finalists and guests to enjoy. Last year was our first […]

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The first ever National Samosa Week launches in the city

As well as the arrival of Spring we’re also looking forward to the first ever National Samosa Week. That’s right, a whole week dedicated to the triangle-shaped savoury snack from April 9-13, 2018. Founded by the Leicester Curry Awards, the aim of the week-long event is to draw attention to the rich culture and food […]

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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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Meet the Category Sponsors: Anand International

Happy February and welcome back to the Leicester Curry Awards blog! In this week’s Meet the Sponsors post we introduce Anand International, who have chosen to support us by backing the category of Best Vegetarian Restaurant. Established in 1981, Anand International Ltd are leading wholesale trade distributors of brand named batteries, blank recordable media, consumer […]

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