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Asian Restaurant & Takeaway Awards

Rewarding excellence, craft, and great taste, the Asian Restaurant & Takeaway Awards (ARTA) is a nationwide celebration of British-Asian Cuisine and the individuals involved in its creation. This British Curry Award asks members of the public to vote for their favourite restaurants and takeaway from across the UK. ARTA will then challenge the regional winners to a series of live ‘cook offs’, before crowning one overall ‘Champion of Champions’. Read More

One of the best Asian Curry Awards in the UK, ARTA gives everyday diners a chance to elevate their most beloved restaurants. The awards will draw attention to the most perfect meals, the most talented chefs, and the highly skilled service staff.

Organised in partnership with ChefOnline and our lead partner, ARTA seeks to reward the men and women who run the country’s best-loved restaurants.


Voting opens at 1pm on Tuesday 22nd January. After this date, members of the public will be invited to vote for their favourite restaurants. Once the votes have been tallied, the shortlisted restaurants will be invited to regional events at fifteen locations throughout the UK to determine the regional winners.

At our final event on 13th of October, we will announce the regional winners, as well as the overall ‘Champion of Champions’, who will be presented with a custom-made trophy designed by the world-famous Thomas Lyte.

Join us on our journey and vote now to help us find out who truly represents the best of British dining!

To learn more about the ARTA awards, please click here. Or, if you would like to nominate your favourite local restaurant, click here to access our online voting form.Read Less

ARTA Grand Finale & Gala Evening

13 Oct 2019

InterContinental Hotel - The O2 London

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ARTA Awards

  • National Champion of Champions
  • National Chef of the Year
  • National Newcomer of the Year
  • Best Restaurant & Takeaway in Thai
  • Thai Chef of the Year
  • Best of Brick Lane
  • 16x Regional Winners


Ambassadors 2019

Paul Stuart Scully MP

Member of Parliament for Sutton and Cheam

Stephen Anthony McPartland MP

Member of Parliament for Stevenage

Donald Sloan

Founder and Chair of the Oxford Cultural Collective

Dr Wali Tasar Uddin

Former President & Senior Advisor British Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce in UK

Devon Malcolm

Ex England International Cricketer

Samantha Simmonds

Journalist and Broadcaster

Mitu Choudhury

Business Ambassador

Shahnoor Khan

Business Ambassador

Grand Finale Judges Panel

Asian Restaurants & Takeaways Awards Paul Stuart Scully MP

Paul Stuart Scully MP

Vice Chair for London Conservative, Chair person for All-Party Parliamentary Group for British Curry Catering Industry
quotes-top Where chef demonstrated the quality of food the colour and spices...
Scoring was really transparent, really open and ARTA is new style of approach to curry industry award
Asian Restaurants & Takeaways Awards Donald Sloan

Donald Sloan

Chair, Oxford Cultural Collective & Ex Head of the Oxford School of Hospitality, Oxford Brook University
quotes-top This process today has been absolutely credible, it's been transparent, anyone who's associated with this award programme can have absolute confidence that it's been handled entirely professionally.
Asian Restaurants & Takeaways Awards Stephen Anthony McPartland MP

Pasha Khandaker MBE

Ex President of Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA), Labour party activist and Former CLP secretary.
quotes-top Judges power, the credibility, the evidence they've supplied me, was enough. And I can make my decision clearly. And we had some of our colleague judges, we're all happy to see that it was really transparent.
Asian Restaurants & Takeaways Awards Dr Wali Tasar Uddin

Chand Rahman

Executive Chef, Multi Award Winning Celebrity Chef
quotes-top Very vibrant. Some of the innovations, creativity. Some of the dishes are quite original. They are pushing the boundaries of modern Indian struck Bangladeshi cuisine.
Asian Restaurants & Takeaways Awards Devon Malcolm

Mohammed Mujibur Rahman

Mayor of Corby
quotes-top Great opportunity for them to encourage the young generation in the future. Unique and Fantastic initiative taken by the ARTA
Asian Restaurants & Takeaways Awards Samantha Simmonds

Dr. Wali Rahman

Former President & Senior Advisor British Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce in UK
quotes-top It's an absolute privilege to be involved in the Final Judging of ARTA. Finalists are amazing and I am extremely happy to see the independent judging policy of ARTA.

Grand Finale

Click here to learn more about our gala dinner, where the regional and overall ARTA winners will be announced in a night to remember.

Regional Events

Click here to find out more about the restaurants and businesses competing in our regional finals at fifteen locations throughout the UK.

Regional Nominees

Nominated restaurants will be announced in June

Corporate Partners