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Oxford Indian restaurant nominated for Restaurant of the Year award

Byoxfordnewspaper

Sep 22, 2022

An Indian restaurant in Oxford has been nominated for a Restaurant of the Year gong at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.

Spice Lounge, in Banbury Road, Summertown, has been nominated for Restaurant of the Year – South Central at the Asian Restaurant & Takeaway Awards (ARTA) 2022.

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The coveted awards are in recognition of the UK’s best South Asian cuisine across a series of prestigious regional and national categories, with gongs including National Champion of the Champions, Regional Restaurant of the Year and Takeaways and Newcomer of the Year Award.

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The winners will be announced at a red-carpet event at the InterContinental Hotel at the O2-London on October 2.

The event will be hosted by journalist and broadcaster Samantha Simmonds and Magician and member of the world-famous Magic Circle Paul Martin.

Mohammed Munim, founder member and CEO of ARTA, said: “Britain has some of the most vibrant and dynamic Asian restaurants, and they are an integral part of the fabric and culture of the country.

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“The ARTA awards are a celebration and recognition of these exceptional restaurants, takeaways, chefs, and restaurateurs all across the country, who are serving their local communities so exceptionally well.

“Each nominee is a worthy winner, and we look forward to celebrating with them all at the award ceremony on October 2.”

The UK’s Curry industry contributes £5 billion annually and today there are more Indian restaurants in Greater London than in Delhi and Mumbai combined.

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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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