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
Friday night = Indian Take-Away Night!
It’s Friday night, which means we’re getting that familiar craving for a delicious Indian take-away! Nothing beats the rich, spicy flavour of a curry – whether it’s a Chicken Tikka Masala, a Madras or a Korma, an Indian take-away is always a tasty treat, and a meal to savour, especially at the end of the working week! There’s something special about stepping inside a warm and friendly Indian take-away and…Read More
Let The Judging Commence!
Now that this years’ finalists have been revealed, our mystery judges will be out and about visiting each restaurant and takeaway over the next few weeks, sampling what’s on offer, and helping to decide who’s the best of the best… But it’s not all about the food. In fact the ‘taste test’ is only half the job of being a judge… When they arrive, judges will also be looking at…Read More
Finalists Revealed at Exciting Red Carpet Event!
Earlier this week, dozens of restaurant and take-away owners gathered to find out who made the shortlist for this years’ fifth annual awards! The exciting red carpet event was held at Mattioli Woods impressive Sky Lounge, and guests arrived eager to find out whether they’d made the shortlist. Following drinks and canapés, a total of 35 finalists were revealed – five in seven separate categories. To make things even more…Read More
Leicester Curry Awards Picked up by Global Television Network
In the four years since it was established, the Leicester Curry Awards has grown from a modest, hometown celebration to a night that will be televised across the world. The event which was founded by Pukaar Group was recently picked up by PTC Punjabi, the most popular television network in Punjab, India and the upcoming 2021 awards show will be showcased to audiences across the globe. The network broadcasts to…Read More
Revealing the fourth mystery judge and host of Leicester Curry Awards 2020/21
For our fourth mystery judge, this is a fourth appearance on our panel so it’s safe to say he has a penchant for Leicester’s curry. But wait, there’s more… This year, he will also be hosting Leicester Curry Awards 2020/21! We’re excited to announce that the mystery judge and host is none other than ITV reporter, Rajiv Popat! Welcome back Rajiv, we’re happy to have you onboard again and we’re…Read More
The wait is finally over…
We’re back for 2021! Hugest hello to our loyal supporters and fellow curry lovers, We’re back – but – we haven’t come empty handed, we’ve come armed with some very exciting news… Leicester Curry Awards will be returning on Monday 27 September 2021! It was with heavy hearts that we announced in 2020 that we’d had to postpone the Leicester Curry Awards but after seeing the hard work of Leicestershire’s…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More