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Leicester - Curry Capital of Britain 2016

Curry Capital of Britain Nominees

What is the Curry Capital of Britain?

The Curry Capital of Britain was first created in 1999 by Peter & Colleen Grove who chaired The National Dome Grading Scheme (now The Federation of Specialist Restaurants) and have co-edited The Real Curry Restaurant Guide as well as Oriental, Italian and Mood Food Restaurant Guides.

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Leicester's history & tradition as Curry Capital

Leicester has a grand tradition in the Curry Capital of Britain competition, having been placed in the top few entrants every year and winning the ultimate accolade in 2007 for the first time in the competition’s history. The competition then took a break before being re-introduced in 2010.

To win the grand title of ‘Curry Capital of Britain’, Leicester emerged triumphant against competition from other UK cities including London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bradford, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Nottingham and Leeds.

Last year's competition was at hot as some of the curries and Leicester came a credible fourth, with previous winner, Bradford retaining the top spot for the fifth consecutive year.

Curry Capital of Britain Nominees

The top restaurants voted to represent Leicester in 2016 are:
Chef and Spice, Lilu, Memsaab and Curry Fever

Public voting closed on 1 September and the winner will be announced during National Curry Week, which runs from 10-16 October 2016.

Read about Leicester’s curry credentials and why we deserve to be crowned as this year’s Curry Capital of Britain.


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Last updated September 2015