Some of Sussex’s best restaurants and pubs have been nominated for their curries as part of awards dubbed the “Curry Oscars”.

The Asian Curry Awards announced their shortlist for the annual honours this week and ten eateries from across the county made the cut.

Included on the list are four restaurants from across Brighton and Hove.

Among them is The Roundhill Pub in Ditchling Road, Brighton, which specialises in plant-based food.

The Argus: The Roundhill in Ditchling RoadThe Roundhill in Ditchling Road

Standout dishes on the menu include a spicy aubergine katsu curry with a rich sauce, Asian coleslaw and rice.

Also nominated is Bali Brasserie in First Avenue, Hove, which doubles up as an entertainment venue and bar as well as a restaurant.

The Argus: Bali Brasserie owner Tanjit Calais at the 2016 awards ceremonyBali Brasserie owner Tanjit Calais at the 2016 awards ceremony

Its offering includes an Indonesian set menu as well as a host of other curries which helped it to win at the 2016 awards ceremony.

Issa Sushi in Worthing is also included on the shortlist.


While focusing on authentic sushi, the restaurant has a number of pan-Asian curries for diners to enjoy including panang and massaman curries.

Full list of Sussex nominees:

  • Bali Brasserie, Kingsway Court, First Avenue, Hove

  • Roundhill, Ditchling Road, Brighton

  • Spice I Am, Goring Road, Worthing

  • Tarana, Selsfield Road, Crawley

  • India Gate, St Pancras, Chichester

  • Issa Sushi, South Street, Worthing

  • Lemongrass Group, Church Road, Hove

  • Lemongrass, Bishopric, Horsham (since closed)

  • Mahaan, Montague Street, Worthing

  • Malika, Kings Road, Brighton

More than 200 venues across the UK are on the shortlist.

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

The Argus: Mahaan in WorthingMahaan in Worthing

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

The winners of the annual awards will be revealed at a gala dinner in London in November.

Previous awards have been hosted and presented by a number of famous faces including London Mayor Sadiq Khan.