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.


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Regional Shortlisted Winners for ARTA Grand Prize

Region Name Winner Name Region Name Winner Name
East Anglia Mike Pratt East Midlands Melissa
North East Penny Sanders North West Joanne
Scotland Kay Murphy South East Mabdy Malford
East London Sravanthi Bhupathi West London Brigitte Leprince
South London Jamie Wallis North London Panini Santhiramogan
Northern Ireland David South Central Stuart Bye
Wales Sian Rees South West Kelly Burns Muir
South East Region Kent Louise West Midlands Jamie Dawson

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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 info@artauk.com.
ARTA 2018 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 info@artauk.com.
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 .
Nominations open at 1pm on Wednesday 10th January 2018 and close on 17th June 2018. Any votes cast outside of this period will be ineligible.
Restaurants and takeaways based in sixteen regions of the UK will be eligible for entry. These include: North London, East London, South London, West London, The North East Region, The North West Region, The East Midlands, The West Midlands, East Anglia, The South East Region, South West Region, The South Central Region, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, The South East Region Kent.
Once voting has concluded, the ARTA team will collate a shortlist of the top thirty 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 ten winners from each respective region will then be invited to the grand finale event on the 30th September 2018 in the Arora Ballroom at InterContinental Hotel - The O2 London, where the regional winner will be announced, and awards will be handed out.
Fifteen regional winners will be announced on the day of the grand finale (30th September 2018), 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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