2021’s English Curry Awards are hotting up and Lancashire’s finalists have been announced.

10 Lancashire businesses have made it to the final stage of the 10th English Curry Awards, with the winners to be announced on 18 October.

The English Curry Awards were established to celebrate Asian talent across the UK’s Curry Industry and the finalists are determined by public vote.

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 include: chefs, restaurants, managers, takeaways, teams and curry schools.

A spokesperson for the English Curry Awards 2021 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.”

Here is a full list of Lancashire finalists in the English Curry Awards:

Most Wanted Restaurant of the Year

  • Aroma Asian Restaurant, Church Street, Burnley

A spokesperson for the restaurant said: “It’s a delight to be nominated and we are very happy about it.

“Our layout, menu and cuisine is different to other businesses. We have given traditional Indian cooking a modern twist.”

  • Buraq Indian Restaurant, Blackpool Road, Kirkham, Preston
  • Thira Restaurant, Darwen Street, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Mr Bijumon, Director of Thira Restaurant Ltd in BlackburnMr Bijumon, Director of Thira Restaurant Ltd in Blackburn

Mr Bijumon, Director of Thira Restaurant Ltd said: “We are delighted to know that Thira Restaurant is one of the finalists for this year’s English Curry Awards in the category of most wanted restaurant of the year."

Restaurant of the Year


  • Bukhara, Preston New Road, Preston
  • Spice King, Ribbleton, Preston

A spokesperson said: “We are delighted to announce that Spice King is a finalist at the English Curry Awards 2021 once again.

“Thank you to all our fans who voted for us.”


Takeaway of the Year


  • TukTuk Indian Takeaway, Bamber Bridge, Preston

A team spokesperson said: “Once again Tuk Tuk Indian has been nominated again for the best takeaway in England.

“Thank you to all the staff for their continued hard work and service and to our amazing customers for your continued support.

“Let’s bring it home again.”

  • Megna, Queen Street, Great Harwood, Blackburn

Takeaway and Home delivery of the year


  • Hawali Indian Ltd, Burnley Road, Padiham

Jahid Miah, a director of the takeaway, said: “Once again our takeaway Hawali Indian has been nominated for best takeaway and delivery service in the North West.

"Big thanks to team Hawali.”

  • Naga Spice Indian Takeaway, Bolton Road, Blackburn

Chef of the Year

  • Bukhara Samlesbury, Preston New Road, Preston

You can find a full list of UK finalists on the Oceanic Consulting website.

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