The Asian Curry Awards are nearly upon us and ten east London restaurants have been nominated.

Ten east London eateries have made the shortlist for The Asian Curry Awards 2023, including two in Romford.

Over 200 venues UK-wide will be whittled down to the top hundred by online votes from members of the public.

The east London nominees for the "Curry Oscars" are:

  • Delhi Live in Romford

  • Tilaw by Franco in Romford

  • Caraway Brasserie in Ilford 

  • Haweli in Ilford

  • Cirilo Filipino Kainan in Whitechapel

  • Sheba on Brick Lane

  • Masala in Spitalfields

  • Shoreditch Eatery in Bethnal Green

  • Smoking Goat in Shoreditch

  • Udaya Kerala Restaurant in East Ham

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Following votes, the finalists will be assessed by a judging panel from the Asian Catering Federation to determine category winners.

The winners will be revealed on November 19 at a ceremony in London's Grosvenor House hosted by BBC News anchor Samantha Simmonds.

Votes are open and you can nominate the eatery of your choice here.