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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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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A special place in my heart

The Leicester Curry Awards hold a very special place in my heart. Leicestershire is a hotspot for curries, and is often referred to as the curry capital of the UK. With around 400 Indian restaurants and takeaways in Leicestershire alone, this industry is evidently booming. I first thought about starting these awards in 2016. I felt as though we, as a community, needed to recognise and support each other’s amazing…

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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…

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Leicester Curry Awards 2020 Sponsors: Kings Real Estate

We can’t quite believe how quickly time is flying by and that 2019 will be over in less than two months! However, we are very much looking forward to bringing you the 4th annual Leicester Curry Awards on Monday 20th April 2020. So as we’re already talking about next year’s event, we would like to introduce you to one of our new sponsors, Kings Real Estate. Kings are a leading…

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TV chef revealed as mystery judge

The secret’s out! TV chef, presenter, food writer and author Kwoklyn Wan has been revealed as our second mystery judge. In his own words, the British-born Chinese chef is ‘totally in love and completely fascinated by food’ from growing up working in his family’s Cantonese restaurant, to becoming a successful chef. It’s no wonder he was asked to be a judge at our third event. After whittling down the restaurant nominations…

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CURRY LUNCHEON RAISES OVER £6000 FOR THE ARMY’S NATIONAL CHARITY

To mark the 75th anniversary of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, their Leicestershire and Rutland committee held a curry luncheon for 200 guests at the stunning Keythorpe Manor. The cause joined forces with the Leicester Curry Awards as one of their chosen charities, who organised this year’s annual event to raise money for serving soldiers, veterans and their immediate families who have fallen on hard times. The special event was hosted…

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