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Finalists Announced in City’s First Ever Curry Awards

As well as its football team and the discovery of King Richards III remains, Leicester is also known for its curry restaurants. To celebrate the city’s vibrant culinary offerings, the Leicester Curry Awards team hit the streets to find the best local curry restaurants, pubs and takeaways.

Today the finalists were announced at a special invite-only event hosted by Pukaar News at BBC Leicester. Among the guests, the event was also attended by Cllr Manjula Sood (Assistant City Mayor), and Professor Surinder Sharma (High Sheriff of Leicestershire) who, as well as rubbing shoulders with some of the best Indian food establishments in the city, also announced some of the category finalists.


The full list of 30 finalists were announced live on air at BBC Radio Leicester and included some of the city’s & County’s most popular eateries. Romail Gulzar, founder of the awards said: “We have been overwhelmed with the public response so far. This event is a first-of-its-kind for the city and it’s fantastic to see so much enthusiasm for Leicester’s Asian food scene.”

Congratulations to all the finalists who made it through to the next round. Visit: The full list of finalists & picture gallery

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Sunday 23 April at Athena, Leicester. To find out how to attend or book tickets for the event, visit

Three per cent of all tickets sales will be donated to the Leicester Curry Awards’ nominated charities; The Rik Basra Leukaemia Campaign and Crimestoppers UK.

Votes for each category can be placed up until midnight on April 14th via the website at or through the Leicester Curry Awards app (available for download through the App Store and Google Play).

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