MORE than a dozen Indian restaurants and takeaways from Wiltshire have made it through to the finals of the 11th English Curry Awards, established to celebrate Asian talent across the UK’s Curry Industry.

The awards will be a celebration of the top Asian curry professionals and businesses with the finalist shortlist being determined by public vote.

The winners will receive their awards at a black-tie awards ceremony on August 22 at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport – NEC.

The awards highlight the growth of the Asian curry sector and recognise the achievements of those who work their hardest to perfect every meal.

Those rewarded, will include chefs, restaurants, managers, takeaways, teams and curry schools.

A spokesperson from event organiser, Oceanic Consulting said: “The curry campaign has been hugely successful across the UK with Scottish, English and London editions to the awards.

“The English Curry Awards were one of our first and remain one of our best awards. It’s always a brilliant night of fun, food and celebration.

“Despite the many challenges facing the curry industry, these awards prove year after year how much talent there is fuelling the industry, satisfying all of our curry cravings.

“We have an abundance of talent and fierce competition this year and we wish best of luck to all finalists.”

The finalists are:

Restaurant of the Year

South West:

  • The Palm Indian Restaurant (Marlborough)
  • Maya Indian Cuisine (Warminster)
  • The Zaika Inn (Marlborough)
  • The Goa Balti Indian Restaurant (Marlborough)
  • Refa Tandoori (Melksham)
  • Toran (Warminster)
  • Agra Restaurant (Warminster)

Takeaway of the Year

South West:

  • Akash Indian Tandoori (Chippenham)
  • Eastern Paradise (Westbury)
  • Melksham Tandoori (Melksham)
  • Spice Paradise (Marlborough)

Takeaway and Home Delivery of the Year

South West:

  • Tale Of Spice (Trowbridge)
  • Eastern Paradise (Westbury)
  • Cinnamon Lounge (Westbury)