The Leicester Curry Awards presents a real opportunity to celebrate everything positive about the curry industry in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. With so many excellent restaurants, curry houses and takeaways available to enjoy today, there is without doubt a rich culture of curry in the region. But this may not have been possible without the hard work of people over the years to develop the industry and create a positive…Read More
Special awards mark Uganda anniversary at the Leicester Curry Awards
Five special awards were presented at the 2022 Leicester Curry Awards to mark 50 years since the expulsion of Asian people from Uganda. The city of Leicester became home to thousands of people who were forced to flee Uganda in 1972, with many successfully becoming integral parts of the local business scene in the city and crafting a legacy of their own. The Leicester Curry Awards presented the chance to…Read More
2022 Leicester Curry Awards a roaring success!
The fifth annual Leicester Curry Awards took place this evening at Leicester’s Athena venue, with more than 500 attendees enjoying an occasion to remember. With the red carpet rolled out, a number of esteemed guests helped celebrate the rich culture of curry and the fantastic cuisine available in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The evening started with a minute’s silence for the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which was completed…Read More
Masterchef winner supporting and attending the Leicester Curry Awards!
We are delighted to reveal Masterchef 2022 Champion, Eddie Scott, is supporting and will be attending this year’s Leicester Curry Awards! Eddie triumphed in this year’s competition, becoming the first person from Leicestershire to win the competition. Though Eddie today lives in Yorkshire, his parents still live in Leicestershire. He is of Punjabi heritage and has a definite soft spot for the cuisine on offer in his home city. The…Read More
Our thanks go to our hosts, Athena Leicester
With just a few days to go until the 2022 Leicester Curry Awards, we wanted to extend our heartfelt thanks to our hosts, Athena Leicester. This is the fifth time we have held our award ceremony at Athena, and the reason we keep going back is because of the superb offering this venue provides. Athena Leicester is ideal for our ceremony, offering the perfect space to welcome the 500 guests…Read More
Laguna caters the Leicester Curry Awards
With the 2022 Leicester Curry Awards being such a wonderful celebration of delicious cuisine, it’s only right that the food served on the night is to the highest standard. We are therefore delighted to announce that London-based Laguna Restaurant and Event Catering will be providing the catering for this year’s awards. With more than 35 years of experience in providing exceptional meals at events, Laguna has a particular expertise in…Read More
Unveiling our fifth and final judge… and host!
We are delighted to reveal our fifth and final judge for the 2022 Leicester Curry Awards – Rajiv Popat! Rajiv is not only a judge, but will also be hosting the ceremony at the Athena Leicester on the 26th September. Rajiv has worked for more than 20 years as a television and radio journalist, spending many years working at ITV News Central. “I absolutely love working as a reporter for…Read More
Our fourth judge… and head judge!
We are pleased to reveal that the fourth judge, and our head judge, for the 2022 Leicester Curry Awards, is Simon Porter! Simon is a classically trained chef, who has worked over the years at a number of Leicester’s major hotels and at Leicester City Football Club. “As a teenager, I started eating curries on a regular basis,” Simon said. “London Road, Evington Lane and The Golden Mile were regular…Read More
Introducing our third judge
Five specially-selected judges were given the important responsibility of deciding who will win the 2022 Leicester Curry Awards. Today, we reveal the third judge on the panel. David Young TD DL, Deputy Lieutenant and Chairman of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, returned to our panel for the second consecutive year. With Nishan Canagarajah and Becky Jones already revealed as judges for this year’s awards, David has brought his deep knowledge of…Read More
Revealing our second judge…
We are pleased to announce that the second judge for the 2022 Leicester Curry Awards is Becky Jones! Becky is a journalist and is Leicestershire Live’s What’s On Writer. She covers events, festivals and new business openings across Leicestershire, as well as carrying out the weekly food reviews in the Leicester Mercury. “As the Leicester Mercury’s food reviewer, I spend a good deal of time visiting local eateries, but judging…Read More