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…

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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…

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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…

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Final Mystery Judge Announced

And last but not least, our fifth and final mystery judge is Leicester City Centre Director, Sarah Harrison. She came to Leicester from Dubai in 2009 to take on the role of the city centre director. She formed the 40-member LE-One City Centre Management Partnership with businesses in the city centre to work together to position Leicester as the first choice destination for visitors and residents to live, study, shop,…

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The Award-Winning DMU Gospel Choir to Perform at the Leicester Curry Awards 2019

We have a fantastic line-up of entertainment, and we’re very excited to share that DMU Gospel Choir will also be performing to our guests at this year’s glamorous event. Based at Leicester’s De Montfort University (DMU), the choir offer music and performing arts at DMU and other events. The group, which includes students, staff and alumni, were the 2016 winners of the University Gospel Choir of the Year and finalist…

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BBC Radio Leicester’s News Editor Revealed as Fourth Mystery Judge

New to the Leicester Curry Awards judging panel this year is BBC Radio Leicester’s News Editor, Jonathan Lampon. He’s been working for the BBC for 20-years and during that time has worked across all areas of the organisation from local radio to BBC Radio 4. As the News Editor, he manages Radio Leicester’s breakfast and drivetime shows and the news coverage across the station. Jonathan was thrilled to be asked…

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Leader of the Pack: Head Judge Announced

Third in line to be revealed and leading our food-loving panel of judges is Simon Porter. The classically trained chef certainly knows a thing or two about food having worked in some of Leicester’s major hotels as well as Leicester City Football Club. He currently works as a full-time lecturer teaching his craft at Northampton College. With his expertise and passion for food, we were delighted when Simon accepted the…

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Leicester Curry Awards 2019: First Mystery Judge Announced

The Leicester Curry Awards 2019 is almost upon us and we couldn’t be more thrilled! The team has been working incredibly hard to make this year’s event bigger and better than the last. We received thousands of public nominations from more Indian eateries than the previous two years, but only five lucky finalists in each of the six categories made the cut. The categories include, Best Vegetarian Restaurant, Best Takeaway,…

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Leicester Curry Awards partners up ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

The city’s glamorous Curry Awards are proud to announce that next year’s event will support ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Running since 1944, the national charity has helped millions of people and strives to maintain the same respect and trust as the Army. They pride themselves in offering a lifetime of support to soldiers and veterans in need from the British Army, and their immediate families. They also help a range of specialist…

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Nominate the best of the best in the Leicester Curry Awards 2019

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.…

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