Two Belfast Indian restaurants are in the running for a top prize at the Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards 2022.
Nu Delhi Restaurant Lounge and India Gate are both in the running to be named Restaurant of the Year for Northern Ireland at the prestigious food awards.
The winners will be announced at a red-carpet event being held in London on October 2, hosted by journalist and broadcaster Samantha Simmonds and Paul Martin, magician and member of the world-famous Magic Circle.
The coveted awards are in recognition of the UK’s best South Asian cuisine across a series of prestigious regional and national categories. From the National Champion of the Champions, Regional Restaurant of the Year to Takeaways and Newcomer of the Year, it will spotlight the pinnacle of over 2,370 restaurants and takeaways across the UK that were nominated by the restaurant goers and food lovers.
Mohammed Munim, Founder Member and CEO of ARTA, said: “Britain has some of the most vibrant and dynamic Asian restaurants, and they are an integral part of the fabric and culture of the country. The ARTA awards are a celebration and recognition of these exceptional restaurants, takeaways, chefs, and restaurateurs all across the country, who are serving their local communities so exceptionally well.
“Each nominee is a worthy winner, and we look forward to celebrating with them all at the award ceremony on the 2nd of October.”
The UK’s Curry industry contributes £5 billion annually, which as of 2015 has accounted for a fifth of the restaurants in the UK dating back to the 1800’s.