The Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards (ARTA) is a celebration of the UK’s most prestigious Asian restaurants and chefs.
This year’s awards received nominations from over 750,000 customers who voted for over 1,190 restaurants in the UK.
The finalists award include a line-up of restaurants from Lewisham, Greenwich, Bromley, Merton and Fulham.
Here are the ten restaurants nominated to win the regional restaurant award for south London:
- Babur, Lewisham
- Gandhi’s, Lambeth
- Himalayan Kitchen, Bromley
- Pure Indian Cooking, Fulham
- Quilon, Westminster
- Saka Maka, Hither Green
- Indian Restaurant, Lewisham
- Samrat, Merton
- The Great Indian Kitchen, Lambeth
- Village Eat Inn, Greenwich
- YORI (Piccadilly Circus), Westminster
The winners of this year’s awards are set to be announced at a red carpet event taking place on October 8 in central London, and will be hosted by journalist Samantha Simmonds and magician Paul Martin.
In total, the UK’s curry industry contributes over £4.2 billion annually, with a fifth of the UK’s Asian restaurants dating back to the 1800s.
Mohammed Munim, Founder Member and CEO of ARTA, said: “Asian restaurants have made a significant contribution to the UK economy, both historically and in recent times. They deserve recognition and rewards for their efforts.
“These restaurants have not only created thousands of jobs but have also boosted local economies through their presence, especially post-Brexit.
“To provide staunch support to the thriving Asian restaurants in Britain, ARTA acknowledges and highlights their importance in the culinary landscape. Each nominee is a worthy winner, and we look forward to celebrating with them all at the award ceremony on the 8th of October.”