Four Hertfordshire restaurants have been shortlisted for the 2022 Asian Curry Awards set to be held later this month.

The awards ceremony, sponsored by Just Eat, will take place at London’s Grosvenor House on November 20, with two Royston eateries up for prizes.

Indian restaurant British Raj Express is up for Takeaway of the Year, while fellow Kneesworth Street business, The Guard House, has been nominated for Best Thai Restaurant.

Elsewhere, Welwyn Garden City’s The Don is among those shortlisted for South East of England Asian Restaurant of the Year, and St Albans Indian Chez Mumtaj is up for the Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year award.

The Asian Curry Awards is the only accolade acknowledging all Asian cuisines, and is widely regarded as the sector’s most prestigious award.

Yawar Khan, chairman of organiser Asian Catering Federation, has urged the public to cast their votes to give restaurants a much-needed boost, as they struggle with the cost-of-living crisis.

“Every week I hear from another owner closing their restaurant because they cannot see an end in sight to the economic situation,” he said.

“An award win can bring a massive upsurge in trade. For customers wanting to help their favourite restaurants survive, their votes can be crucial.”

To cast your vote, visit