Falkirk area residents encouraged to vote in Asian Restaurant Awards

Falkirk district residents are being encouraged to vote for their favourite Asian eatery as nominations for a national competition are now open.

By Jonathon Reilly
Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 12:30 pm

The fourth Asian Restaurant Awards will return to Scotland on December 7 to recognise outstanding culinary excellence and sumptuous creativity and achievement by those who have worked hard to help their community during the pandemic.

The region already boasts a previous winner in the form of Masala Ram’s in Bainsford which was named Indian Restaurant of the Year for Stirlingshire in 2019.

Members of the public have until Friday, November 20 to cast their vote online.

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Masala Ram's in Bainsford won Restaurant of the Year for Stirlingshire at the 2019 Asian Restaurant Awards. Pictured: Robert Todd, mixologist; Satnam Singh, head chef; Sonia Salhotra, manager; Alistair Ross, head waiter; Ram Salhotra, owner; and Yash Navindgi, service waiter. Picture: Michael Gillen.

This year, because of Covid-19 restrictions, the judges won’t visit individual restaurants.

Decisions will be based entirely on customer nominations and information supplied by the nominee.

The winners will be announced at a virtual award ceremony broadcast live from the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh on NTV Europe (Sky 780) on December 7 (6-8pm).

Categories will cover a range of national cuisines, including Chinese, Bangladeshi, Indian, Thai and Middle Eastern.

Prizes will also be awarded for Chef of The Year, Best Newcomer and Local Hero.

Yawar Khan, chairman of the Asian Restaurant Awards, is keen to uphold the traditions of honouring great food and maintain a strong stance on how recent measures are affecting the hospitality industry.

He said: “During these difficult times, we need more support from the government and the Asian Restaurant Awards 2020 are a wonderful way to give recognition to hard-working people in the Asian food industry.”

Click here to make a nomination.

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