The Asian Curry Awards are now in their sixth year, which sees the awards expanded to include Turkish and Middle Eastern restaurants and takeaways for the first time. New award categories for vegetarian, curry pub, buffet and event caterer have also been created. The ACA organiser, the Asian Curry Federation (ACF), is to give away 500 tickets for the awards ceremony, being held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London's Mayfair on Sunday 23rd October 2015.

A hundred of the tickets are being donated to new ACF members by the leading food delivery company JUST EAT.

“JUST EAT is proud to be supporting the Asian Catering Federation by offering 100 new ACF members with a ticket to the Asian Curry Awards, said JUST EAT UK MD Graham  Corfield, who added, “These awards recognise the huge successes and contribution  made by business owners in Britain across the whole of the curry industry and we are pleased to be able to offer 100 restaurateurs the opportunity to attend this glamorous event.”

Curry lovers can nominate their favourite restaurants for The awards are open to Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Nepalese, Pakistani, Singaporean Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese restaurants and takeaways.

Last year's top accolade went to Vivek Singh's acclaimed Cinnamon Club, which was named Best South Asian Restaurant (Central London).

“To survive and thrive, restaurant owners must respond to customers' changing customer tastes and chefs need to innovate and produce the exciting, healthy and authentic dishes today's discerning diners demand,” said Yawar Khan, Chairman of the Asian Curry Awards.

“These awards are design to recognise the best in this industry and encourage ever higher standards and the next generation of chefs and restaurateurs to join this dynamic sector,” added Khan.

The full list of national award categories is:

Fine Dining Asian Restaurant of the Year
Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year
Asian Takeaway/Delivery of the Year
Newcomer of the Year (restaurants established less than 3 years)
Lifetime Achievement
Buffet Restaurant of the Year
Curry Pub of the Year
Chef of the Year
Vegetarian Restaurant of the Year
Event Caterer of the Year
International Asian Restaurant of the Year

There are also 10 regional awards for the Best South Asian restaurants in London, London suburbs, South East, South West, East, South Coast, North, Midlands, Wales and Scotland & Northern Ireland.