Leicester’s curry houses allowed to fully reopen from today

As of today, 17th May, pubs and restaurants around the country are reopening their doors to the public as part of the UK government’s continued easing of restrictions. Hospitality venues, along with many other businesses are now allowed to welcome customers inside their premises to eat and drink. We are incredibly excited by this news, as this could be a turning point for many of the phenomenal curry houses and…

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This Week is National Curry Week!

From the 5th to the 11th October it’s National Curry Week 2020! Not that we necessarily need more reasons to eat curries! With lockdown having such a huge effect on what we can do for enjoyment, we are incredibly lucky that restaurants across the city and county have done so well in adapting their premises to keep us all safe and allow us to continue to enjoy the amazing foods…

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Chutney Ivy – Adapting During Adversity

Popular Indian Restaurant, Chutney Ivy, has been standing strong amidst the chaos of the covid-19 pandemic. With the government lockdown easing up slightly, Leicester has seen a rise in visitors to local pubs and restaurants. But how does a multi-award winning curry house handle the trials and challenges of 2020? Chutney Ivy was founded in October 2010 on a “leap of faith” by owner Shaf Islam. “I had just finished…

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Paddy’s Marten Inn – British Pub, Indian Restaurant

The city of Leicester is well known for many things, from the discovery of long-dead royalty, to unexpected football league wins. Leicester is also synonymous with curry. Home to some of the best curry houses and takeaways in the UK, our city is known far and wide as the UK’s curry capital. One particular curry house, Paddy’s Marten Inn, has developed into one of Leicester’s most popular destinations for these…

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After 130 Days, Leicester’s Curry Houses are Open for Business

Supporting each other is more important than ever these days, be it helping out elderly friends and family, or those that are isolated at home, or supporting our favourite retailers and restaurants. One of the greatest ways that we can help out local businesses is by continuing to pay for their products and services, but in as safe a manner as possible. The government recently employed the idea of “Eating…

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Restaurants opening their doors soon!

With the government’s announcement of lockdown restrictions being relaxed and the allowance of restaurants, bars, and other establishments to reopen, many of Leicester’s own award-winning restaurants will be following suit. Whilst there are still plenty of restrictions in place, showing that this pandemic is far from over, there will be lots of activities which will be deemed acceptable, most of which have to still adhere to strict distancing and PPE…

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The Humble Beginnings of Masalas Takeaway

If you ask anyone what Leicester is well known for, many people will talk about the cuisine. Most notably, the foods of the Indian subcontinent from restaurants and takeaways around the city. With such large Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi populations, it’s no wonder these cultural marvels have permeated into our multicultural society. Recently, I spoke to a man who has been safeguarding his culture’s culinary identity through his business. Rafique…

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What would have been LCA2020

Great food, great company, and great entertainment. Tonight would have been the night for the Leicester Curry Awards 2020. An event that has become an incredibly popular one for all involved, filled with merriment and networking. Unfortunately, sometimes things happen that are so unpredictable, that events such as this must be put on hold. The disaster that is Covid-19, or Coronavirus as it is better known, has forced our hand…

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Leicester Indian Takeaways still open

The importance of staying at home has never been greater. Looking after ourselves, our loved ones, and our neighbours by preventing the spread of Covid-19 is extremely important. Simple tasks now such as going to the shops for ingredients have become a much more anxiety-fuelled task, especially for at-risk members of society. With that said, there are still some ways to reduce the risk of contact with others. One of…

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Award-winning takeaways sent to Police

The Leicester Curry Awards has teamed up with some of the award-winning Indian curry houses in Leicestershire such as the fantastic Masalas and Chutney Ivy. These generous restaurants have been supplying over 100 meals a day across the city and county to the amazing Leicestershire Police in support of all their incredible work during this tough period of time. We would also like to thank one of our sponsors Kings…

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