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Birmingham in the running for Curry Capital of Britain 2013

Britain’s love-affair with curry is well-known and now Birmingham is in the running for the title of Curry Capital of Britain in association with

With this year’s competition set to be bigger than ever, the annual awards are organised by the Federation of Specialist Restaurants (Fedrest) with lead sponsorship coming from Last year a quarter of a million foodie fans voted for their favourite city, with Bradford narrowly beating Glasgow and Wolverhampton to receive the prestigious Curry Capital crown for the third time. This year more cities than ever are attempting to curry favour with the judges and secure the public’s votes.

Founded by food historian and author Peter Grove, the Curry Capital of Britain is part of National Curry Week and showcases the cultural richness of Britain’s largest cities, encapsulating the passion of the British Indian food industry.

Each participating city will be represented by four local restaurants, who will campaign on behalf of their city and make their case to the judges. The public can also now vote online for their chosen city via the new website:, with the winning city announced on October 13.

For the first time ever the awards will recognise the excellent quality of takeaway restaurants in Britain with the inclusion of the Takeaway Award. The new award will go to the winning city’s best takeaway restaurant, as selected by’s Top Takeways Campaign 2013.

Peter Grove, Event Organiser, comments: “The Curry Capital of Britain awards encourage recognition of the importance of the curry sector in Britain and is recognised by the public, Councils and Colleges, helping to improve Health & Safety and catering education.

With the invaluable support of hungryhouse as sponsors again this year we expect an even more exciting competition not forgetting a growing contribution to chosen charities.”

Shane Lake, Co-founder comments: “Like everyone else, we’re big curry fans so we’re delighted to be involved in this year’s campaign. With so many fantastic curry restaurants in Britain it’s tough to choose the best but the passion of the British voters will ensure a worthy winner is crowned.”


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