Two Glasgow restaurants have been named in a 200-strong list of nominees for the curry 'Oscars'.

The shortlist for this year's Asian Curry Awards has been unveiled and only two local eateries have made the cut.

Swadish by Ajay Kumar and Charcoals are in the running to be deemed the best curry restaurant in the country. 

Glasgow Times: Chef Ajay Kumar at Swadish. Image by Robert PerryChef Ajay Kumar at Swadish. Image by Robert Perry (Image: Robert Perry)

Meanwhile, Multan Tandoori in Paisley is also named. 

Talented chef Kumar is no stranger to silverware, as Swadish has won numerous culinary awards in recent years including 'best in Scotland' last year. 

Charcoals has also won numerous accolades including being recognised as a community champion at the Scottish Curry Awards earlier this year. 

Chef Muhammad Sultan is known for his charitable arm and has given free takeaway food to the homeless in Glasgow. 

The list of over 200 venues will now be whittled down to the top hundred by the public who can cast their votes online.

Glasgow Times: Chef Muhammad Sultan of Charcoals restaurantChef Muhammad Sultan of Charcoals restaurant (Image: Newsquest)

These will be then assessed by a panel of judges from the Asian Catering Federation (ACF), who will determine winners in different categories.

Winners will be revealed at a glitzy ceremony and gala dinner at Grosvenor House in London on November 19.

Known as the 'Oscars' of Asian cuisine, the awards celebrate the diverse food of the continent and highlight the work of restaurants specialising in many cuisines such as Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

ACF chairman Yawar Khan said: “We’re seeing some remarkable innovation by pioneering restaurateurs, adapting to challenging trading conditions and more sophisticated customer preferences.

“Afternoon chai, weekend brunch, more use of quality local produce – especially seafood and game, are now being widely served.”

To find out more about the Asian Curry Awards 2023 and to see the full shortlist and cast your vote, please click here