Annual awards will see popular restaurants in Newcastle, Northumberland, Tyneside and Durham in with a chance of a win .

By Barbara HodgsonLife WriterDiscover the culinary artistry of Raval Indian Restaurant – Voted the best in Newcastle-Gateshead. Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors captured in this image of our exquisite Indian Thali, a symbol of our commitment to culinary excellence.

It’s all eyes on 12 favourite North East restaurants as the annual Asian Curry Awards approach and local supporters are egging them on to success.

The region has a proud reputation for Indian food and this week already has seen 38 restaurants, spanning from Northumberland to County Durham, announced as finalists in the English Curry Awards which is to announce the winners in August. And now this good news has been followed up with the revelation that 12 local venues – including regular award winners – have made the shortlist for another event which will be adding to the hot competition in the industry this summer.

In with a chance of success at the Asian Restaurant Awards are Khai Khai, My Delhi and Raval Indian Brasserie & Bar, both in Newcastle; Delhi 6 in South Shields; Dhamaka in Cramlington, Northumberland; Shampan Indian Restaurant in Whitley Bay; Motiraj in Sunderland as well as My Delhi Sunderland; Spice Lounge and Shaheens Indian, both in Durham; Babul’s at Barnard Castle and Vadah Stockton-on-Tees. And customers have shared the delight at the news.


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