Curry Capital of Britain 2013: Vote and Win!

The annual Curry Capital of Britain competition is back and hungryhouse is sponsoring it for a second year running. The competition which sees cities from all over the country battle it out to be crowned the nation’s top city for curry is once again set to be a fierce one. The restaurant teams have now been announced and you can have your say by placing your vote for your chosen city.

This year’s Curry Capital is set to be bigger than ever with the addition of two new cities, Brighton and Oxford, to the competition.


Last year’s winners, Bradford. (Image via)

Last year’s winners Bradford are hoping to retain their title but long-time rival Glasgow will once again be a hot contender for the accolade as will some determined underdogs that include Wolverhampton and Birmingham.

The Curry Capital of Britain, part of National Curry Week, is now in its 11th year and showcases the best of the British-Indian food industry.  It’s organised by Peter Grove and the Federation of Specialist Restaurants.  Seeing as we’re such fiends for curry here at hungryhouse, it seemed only natural that we should sponsor it for a second year.

The Top Asian Takeaways in Birmingham

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Indian cuisine is a huge part of the British food industry with curry being  something of a a national cuisine in the UK today. The Curry Capital of Britain Awards highlight the talent and dedication of all those involved in the Indian food industry in the UK as well as underlining the richness and cultural diversity of Britain’s cities.

The full list of cities invited to compete for 2013 by the organisers are: London East, London North, London South, London West, London Central, Birmingham, Leicester, Cardiff, Bradford, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Northampton, Brighton and Oxford.

How Does the Process Work?

The Top Asian Takeaways in Leeds and Bradford

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Each city picks four Indian restaurants to represent them.  The restaurant teams then hold special fundraisers prior to or during National Curry Week with the proceeds going to Find Your Feet, which is the Curry Capital Awards’ chosen charity.  The judges then look at these fundraisers together with dossiers that each city compiles on why their city should win, before making the final decision which will be announced on 20th October.

Vote and Be In With a Chance to Win Enough Curry to Last the Winter!

The public vote is an important part of the Curry Capital competition and you’re encouraged to vote for their chosen city.  What’s more, if you register your vote on the official site, you’ll automatically be entered in the hungryhouse draw to win a £ 300 hungryhouse voucher!

Vote here!

For more information on this year’s Curry Capital Awards, see the official website.