Restaurants in the running for curry Oscars in London

Two Eastbourne restaurants are in line to win the biggest prize in the curry restaurant industry calendar.

Spice Garden in Old Town and Imli in Seaside Road are among 108 restaurants nationally shortlisted for the 2012 British Curry Awards – the industry’s Oscars.

The results will be announced at a glittering black tie dinner at London’s Battersea Evolution on Monday November 26 which will be attended by more than 1,600 restaurateurs, celebrities and senior political figures from across the UK.

More than a quarter of a million public nominations were received for this year’s Awards, and the shortlisted restaurants have been whittled down from an initial list of more than 3,800 that received at least one nomination.

British Curry Awards founder and organiser Enam Ali said, “For any restaurant to get to this stage is really quite something. We’ve always had a very good public response to our nomination process, but this year it has been absolutely staggering, largely due to our new collaboration with the food ordering service website.”