Finalists announced for Asian Restaurant & Takeaway Awards 2023

Finalists have been unveiled for the annual Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards (ARTA), which will take place on Sunday October 8 at London’s Hilton Park Lane.

ARTA 2023 will welcome a guest list of the nation’s most popular Asian restaurateurs alongside MPs, dignitaries and celebrities. The ceremony will be hosted by BBC presenters Samantha Simmonds and Paul Martin.

The finest Asian restaurants and takeaways from across the UK will come together in the capital in the hope of being recognised as the best restaurant in their region or nationally. Following the public nominations drive, a formal assessment was conducted to determine the leading establishments based on criteria such as quality of service; quality of product; value for money; and food hygiene ratings in tandem with the number of nominations provided by the public. Following the rigorous vetting process, finalists have been announced across ARTA categories.

In the national awards, Newcastle’s My Delhi will compete for Street Food Restaurant of the Year.

Meanwhile, the North East’s Regional Restaurant of the Year title will go to either Jays Indian (Durham), Ahad Tandoori (Gosforth), Bayleaf Indian Restaurant (Cramlington) or Raval Indian Brasserie & Bar (Gateshead).
In the North East’s Regional Takeaway of the Year – The Jewel In the Crown (Birtley), Zeera Tandoori (Durham), Balti Hut Indian Takeaway (Middlesborough) and Spice Junction (Boldon Colliery) will compete for the title.

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