Concept of Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards

ARTA, or the Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards, is an award presentation that promotes the art of cooking while recognising other areas in the hospitality industry, such as exceptional service or restaurant management.

Restaurant customers are at the heart of this Award, with more the 150,000 clients voting for their favourite local Asian restaurants across the UK every year.

The competing restaurants are chosen based on customer nominations through online applications and websites.

Once a restaurant is nominated, it will be subject to three scoring rounds. Restaurants are judged on their Customer Nomination Score, ARTA Score, and Regional Cook-Off score.

The winners of the prestigious ARTA award receive an attractive prize every year.


ARTA Benefits

  • Recognition of excellence
  • Client engagement
  • Customers feedback
  • Measuring quality of food & service
  • Enhanced digital marketing awareness
  • Brand recognition

ARTA Awards

ARTA is a movement in the hospitality sector. It is the only official award that recognises, promotes and celebrates the immense importance and popularity of the South Asian catering industry in the UK, as determined by its consumers.

The ARTA judging process - FAQ

Fair and democratic voting is at the heart of ARTA. We want to ensure that our entire voting process is as transparent as possible, so we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Once a business has been nominated, it will be subject to three rounds of scoring. Restaurants are judged on their: Customer Nomination Score, their ARTA Score, and their Regional Cook Off score.
These are broken down as follows:

1st Phase:
Customer Nomination Score
This makes up 30% of a nominees’ overall score and covers:
  • Quality of food
  • Quality of service
  • Value for money
ARTA Score
This makes up another 30% of a nominees’ overall score and covers:
  • Reviews from Trip Advisor
  • Reviews from Google Reviews
  • Food Hygiene Ratings

2nd Phase:
Regional Cook Off Score
This makes up the remaining 40% of a nominees’ overall score and is administered by the judging panel at the regional event.
This involves assessing a served product, how it comes together as a cohesive whole and covers:
  • Flavour
  • Appearance
  • Texture
  • Aroma
If you have any further questions, please get in touch with our team directly at Contact Us.
ARTA 2022 is open to every South Asian restaurant and takeaway in the United Kingdom. If you have a question about your eligibility, please contact our team directly at Contact Us.
Anyone over 18 can vote for their favourite restaurant. Individuals can cast their vote through our online nominee form via our social media channels , or by tendering a paper voting slip .
Nomination Closes 31st of May 2022
Restaurants and takeaways in the UK for the following regions will be eligible for entry. These include: North London, East London, South London, West London, North East, North West, East Midlands, West Midlands, East Anglia, East Anglia Region Essex, South East, South West, South Central, South Central Region Surrey, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, South East Region Kent.
Once voting has concluded, the ARTA team will collate a shortlist of the Top 10 restaurants and takeaways on a per-region basis. When the top restaurants have been announced, each region will hold a ‘ARTA Cook Off’ event where all thirty businesses will compete against each other to determine an overall ‘Top 10’ list of restaurants for each region.
The Top 10 winners from each respective region will then be invited to the Grand Finale event on the 2nd of October 2022 in InterContinental - The O2 London where the regional winners will be announced, and awards will be handed out.
Seventeen regional winners will be announced on the day of the Grand Finale on 2nd of October 2022, and three special awards will be handed during the gala dinner. These are: Chef of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, and the Grand Champion Trophy Winner.
If your establishment has been nominated, you will be informed via email or directly by ARTA team . If your business has not been listed on ARTA, our team will endeavour to contact you directly to confirm your nomination.
If you wish to register your business in advance, you can do so through our online form available here.

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