25th June 2023
Asian Restaurant Awards
The shortlist for this year’s Asian Restaurant Awards, being held in Manchester at the end of July, has been announced. Over 100,000 online votes from members of the spice loving public determined the finalists.
The list can be viewed at www.asianrestaurantawards.org/the-shortlist-2023
Judges from the Asian Catering Federation (ACF), which organises the event, are currently visiting the candidates to determine the overall category winners.
The victors will be revealed at a glittering gala dinner and presentation ceremony, hosted by BBC news anchor Samantha Simmonds, being held at the Hilton Manchester on Monday 31st July.
The Asian Restaurant Awards cover the complete range of Asian and Oriental cuisines: Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.
“Vital for thriving high streets and the health of local economies, independent restaurants deserve praise for their fortitude and resilience,” said ACF chairman Yawar Khan, warning: “In the face of rampant food inflation, rising utility bills, raised bank interest rates, staff shortages and customers hit by the cost-of-living crisis, restaurant owners need to compete on quality – not price.”
ACF events are sponsored by Just Eat and supported by Booker Wholesale.
Asian food lovers can also nominate their favourite restaurants in this year’s Asian Restaurant Awards – Scotland, being held in Edinburgh in September via www.asianrestaurantawards.org/scotland/vote and the Asian Curry Awards, being held in London in November, using www.asiancurryawards.com/vote.