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 over 850,000 customer base of Strategic Partner ChefOnline and food lovers voting for their favourite local Asian restaurants across the UK every year.
The competing restaurants are chosen based on customer nominations. Once a restaurant is nominated, it is subject to two scoring phases.
In the first phase, the restaurants are judged collectively on their Customer Nomination Score which includes Quality of Food, Quality of Service and Value for Money, and also on their ARTA Score which includes TripAdvisor Reviews, Google Reviews and Food Hygiene Ratings.
In the second phase, each shortlisted business is judged on its Regional Cook-Off Score which includes the Product's Flavour, Appearance, Texture, Aroma and Hygiene and how these qualities come together as a whole.
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 Asian catering industry in the UK, as determined by its consumers.
The ARTA awards is open to all Asian Restaurants & Takeaways within the United Kingdom. Fair and democratic voting is at the heart of ARTA. We want to ensure that our entire voting process is as transparent as possible, below you'll find the answers to our most commonly asked question. If you would like to know more, please contact us
Customers can easily vote for their favourite restaurant within the UK online via social media, Mobile App and Voting Slips
Once a restaurant has been nominated, it will be subject to three rounds of scoring in two phases. Restaurants are judged on their: Customer Nomination Score, ARTA Score, and Regional Cook-Off score.1st Phase:
Customer Nomination Score
This makes up 30% of a nominees’ overall score and covers:
This makes up another 30% of a nominees’ overall score and covers:
Regional Cook-Off Score
This makes up the remaining 40% of a nominee’s overall score and is administered by the judging panel at the regional event. It involves the assessment of a served meal, and how it comes together as a cohesive whole based on:
If you have any further questions, please get in touch with our team.
ARTA 2023 is open to every Asian restaurant and takeaway in the United Kingdom. If you have a question about your eligibility, please contact our team directly.
Restaurants and takeaways in the UK will be eligible for entry in the following regions:
Once voting has been concluded, the ARTA team will collate a shortlist of the Top 10 restaurants and takeaways per region. Then, they will be judged and invited for the 'ARTA Cook Off' event where all shortlisted businesses will compete against each other to determine the ultimate winner.
The Top 10 finalists from each respective region will then be invited to the Grand Finale event on the 8th of October 2023 in London Hilton Park Lane where the winners will be announced, and awards will be handed out.
Seventeen regional winners will be announced on the day of the Grand Finale on the 8th of October 2023, and three special awards will be handed out during the Gala Dinner which comprises the "Chef of the Year", "Newcomer of the Year", and the "Champion of Champions". Other awards including "Thai Restaurant of the Year", "Chinese Restaurant of the Year" and the "European Restaurant of the Year" will also be handed out.
If your restaurant has been nominated, you will be informed via email or directly by the ARTA team. If your restaurant 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.