Two Indian restaurants in the county have been shortlisted for a coveted national award.

The two curry houses have been nominated for Best Restaurant South East category at the British Curry Awards, the UK’s foremost award ceremony to honour the nation’s top curry restaurants.

The awards have been dubbed the 'Curry Oscars' by former Prime Minister and Witney MP David Cameron.

This year’s awards see The Indian Queen in Stratford Road, Banbury and Spice Lounge in High Street, Burford both shortlisted.

Jeffrey Ali, director of the British Curry Awards said: “The British Curry Awards 2022 marks the first year without our founder, the late Enam Ali MBE.

"For decades, he tirelessly dedicated his life towards promoting and championing the UK Curry Industry, cementing The British Curry Awards as an 'institution'.

"As the natural custodian of this revered brand, we proudly strive forward with our responsibility to continue his legacy, ensuring The British Curry Awards remain THE platform to inspire future generations to push the boundaries and innovate Britain's favourite cuisine.”

He added: “Whilst the international community, especially the UK, faces a continued onslaught of economic uncertainty and political instability, we take solace from the general public who continue to support local businesses such as their local Curry Restaurants.”

The ceremony will take place at Evolution London in Battersea Park on Monday (November 28).


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