Asian foodies can nominate their favourite restaurants and takeaways in the first Asian Restaurant Awards, which will be held at the Manchester Hilton, on Monday 12th February 2018.

The awards are open to Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese restaurants and takeaways.

The shortlisted will be determined by members of the public, who can vote online at or by tweeting their choice using the hashtag #AsianRestaurantAwards – citing the @AsianCatFed handle, restaurant name and location.

There will also be awards for the best restaurant suppliers, which will be determined by the votes of restaurateurs, chefs and caterers.

The fill list of awards categories is:

Kitchen Equipment Supplier of the Year

Tableware Company of the Year

Asian Food Company – including drinks

Technology Company of the Year

Best Value Asian Eatery

Best Buffet Restaurant

Best Outside Caterer

Gourmet Asian Restaurant of the Year

Best Takeaway

Best Asian Street Food – eat in or takeaway

Best Asian Fusion Food

Asian Restaurateur of the Year

Asian Chef of the Year

Man or Women of the Year

There will also be a number of regional awards, covering the whole country, including Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, for the best local venues.

The Asian Restaurant Awards are organised by the Asian Catering Federation, who also hosted the Asian Curry Awards, at held the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Mayfair on Sunday 12th November. Leading restaurants were visited by a panel of judges led by Pat Chapman, editor of the Cobra Good Curry Guide.

Don’t forget to vote for your favourite eatery, and good luck to all entering.