Asian Curry Awards 2023: Four Leeds restaurants shortlisted as founders tell of 'pride' and 'great flavours'
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The shortlist will now be whittled down to the top 100 finalists, by an online public voting system.
Organisers said that list will then be assessed by a panel of judges from the Asian Catering Federation, who will determine category winners. They will be crowned at a gala dinner and presentation ceremony, hosted by BBC news anchor Samantha Simmonds, at the Grosvenor House in London on November 19.
Indian Tiffin Room has been nominated for the second year in-a-row.
Speaking to the YEP, co-founders Suresh Raje Urs and Srini Sundaram said they felt “excited to be nominated” in the prestigious awards.
"It’s a reflection of all the hard work that is being put through by the team in making sure the service is absolutely perfect,” they said.
"That the food and the flavours hit the right palates. We’re proud of what we have achieved.”
They said accolades like the Asian type of awards “keep them motivated”.
The duo added: "We set out to teach our customers that Indian food is all about flavours, not just being judged on chilli spice.
“That is what we set out to achieve and that brings us great accolades and great recognition too.”
Meanwhile, Pudsey-based Lala’s, which won an award at the ceremony in 2021, is still celebrating its latest accolade this year after being crowned the best restaurant in Leeds at the British Restaurant Awards.
Beeston takeaway Indian Fusion has made the shortlist for the third consecutive year.