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 in the city and county by focusing on the thriving Indian restaurant and takeaway scene.

Romail Gulzar, founder of The Leicester Curry Awards said: “I cannot believe we are already in our third year. We’ve got big plans for next year’s event and want everyone to be part of this journey so while you’re shopping online for your Christmas presents, head to the website and throw your restaurant or takeaway nominations into the mix.”

The awards will consist of six categories including Restaurant of the Year, Best Vegetarian Restaurant, Best Takeaway, Best Pub Restaurant, Best New Restaurant and Best Fine Dining Restaurant

Next year’s event will support two new charities; Emmaus, a homelessness charity providing more than just a bed to people who have experienced homelessness. The second charity is ABF The Soldiers’ Charity who help soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families.

The two charity partners will receive 3% revenue from individual ticket sales along with additional funds raised through a charity auction on the night.

Romail said: “These two charities do a tremendous amount of work and we’d like to highlight their efforts by supporting them at our red-carpet event.”

The event is also proud to welcome new sponsor, Mattioli Woods and is grateful to its existing sponsors, SFB Group, Cobra Beer, Bond Adams Solicitors, Anand and Daewoo International.

The Leicester Curry Awards 2019 will take place on Monday 8 April at Athena where guests will be treated to a welcome drinks reception, a sumptuous three-course Indian meal along with entertainment and live music throughout the night.

Official media partners include Leicester Mercury, Pukaar News, Pukaar Magazine and BBC Radio Leicester’s The Curry Show.

For more information, please call, 0845 500 5052.