OPENING DATE FOR NOMINATIONS REVEALED

Nominate your favourite restaurant or takeaway in the Leicester Curry Awards 2020.

It’s time to get your vote on as nominations for the city’s taste-tastic awards ceremony opens on Sunday 1st December.

Now in its fourth year, the Leicester Curry Awards has quickly become one of the city’s most vibrant and anticipated events. It’s seen many deserving curry houses from across the city and county win awards, but it’s now time for the public to have their say once again!

Leicester Curry Awards 2019. Image Credit: Pukaar News

Nominations are split into the following categories; Restaurant of the Year, Best Vegetarian Restaurant, Best Takeaway, Best Pub Restaurant, Best New Restaurant, Best Fine Dining Restaurant, and with the addition of some new and exciting Indian restaurants on the scene, the 2020 event is excited to reveal that a brand new category, ‘Best Street Food’ has been added to the list.

Next year’s event is proud to welcome on board a brand new sponsor, Kings Real Estate and is grateful to its existing sponsors, Mattioli Woods, Kings Real Estate, Bond Adams, Cobra Beer, Anand & Daewoo International, and associate sponsors SANS Catering Supplies.

The event is also supporting two new local charities, Royal Airforce Association (RAFA) and Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland by helping to raise awareness about the incredible work that they do. Tony Donovan, Executive Director at Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland said: “We feel honoured that Leicester Curry Awards are supporting us to raise awareness about the issues that local older people are facing. Working together at a local level, we are helping to make their lives more enjoyable and fulfilling,”

Rachel Huxford, Director of Marketing, Fundraising and Trading at RAFA, said: “The Royal Air Forces Association was thrilled to be chosen as a charity partner of the Leicester Curry Awards. The support will help us continue to be there for members of the RAF family when they need us.”

Leicester Curry Awards 2019. Image Credit: Pukaar News

The Leicester Curry Awards 2020 will take place on Monday 20th April at Athena where guests will be treated to a drink’s reception, three-course meal and live entertainment.

Romail Gulzar, founder of the Leicester Curry Awards, said: “The response to the Leicester Curry Awards continues to exceed my expectations year after year and we are very excited to see what the fourth annual event has in store. There are so many wonderful curry houses in the city and county and we’re so proud to be able to give them the recognition they deserve.”

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

Leicester Curry Awards process:

1. Public nominate their favourite restaurant or takeaway online.
2. Votes by the public are counted and a top 10 shortlist for each category is compiled.
3. Top 5 restaurants/takeaways in each category revealed on BBC Radio Leicester.
4. Mystery judges will be assigned a number of the Top 5 restaurants/takeaways in each category to judge against a strict criteria.
5. Winners and Runners Up revealed on 20th April 2020 at the awards ceremony.

In order to participate, all restaurants and takeaways nominated must have a hygiene rating of 3+.

Vote for your favourite restaurant or takeaway from Sunday 1st Dec here: leicestercurryawards.com/mynomination