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Searching for the best curry in Leicester

Nominations for curry awards open Photo: PA

Leicester Curry Awards has announced nominations are open for the 2018 event. It's the only the 2nd time the event has been run in the city

This year, the organisers want more local foodie establishments to get involved and shine the spotlight on their business.

It’s been just over six months since the 2017 awards but we have been working behind the scenes to bring you a bigger and better event for 2018 and we want more people to enter and spread the word.

– Romail Gulzar, founder of The Leicester Curry Awards

The awards will consist of six categories including Restaurant of the Year, Best Vegetarian Restaurant, Best Takeaway, Best Pub Restaurant, Best New Restaurant and Best Fine Dining Restaurant

The public voting will deduce the top five finalists in each category before a panel of mystery judges will visit and eat at all the shortlisted restaurants, thereby keeping the judging process equal and fair.

The winners will be announced at a black-tie evening gala on Sunday 22nd April with all proceeds raised will be split between two local charities; Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project (LAMP) and Care of Police Survivors (COPS).

The awards will be presented by ITV Central presenter Sameena Ali Khan