GARGRAVE'S Bollywood Cottage is in the running to be named North Yorkshire's Curry Restaurant of the Year.

The Bollywood is one of seven restaurants named as finalists for the North Yorkshire title in the first ever Yorkshire Curry Awards.

Following successful curry awards in other regions, Oceanic Consulting powered by Oceanic Events says it is proud to announce the finalists for the inaugural awards - the winners of which will be announced at a ceremony later this year.

There are 27 different categories, including neighbourhood restaurant of the year, most wanted Indian restaurant of the year, and voter's choice best restaurants.

Skipton Balti House is a finalist for the kitchen of the year award. 

The awards look to celebrate the best curry restaurants and takeaways across Yorkshire, the home of the modern British curry. They look to spotlight the individuals whose hard work and dedication continues to make Yorkshire a curry hotspot in the UK.

A spokesperson for the awards said: “We’re very proud of how we’ve been able to grow the curry awards and celebrate the vibrant curry scene in the UK.

We felt Yorkshire was a region worthy highlighting as its done so much for the modern British curry. We want to congratulate all our finalists and wish them the best of luck.”