Five restaurants in Suffolk have been shortlisted for prestigious food awards. 

The 13th English Curry Awards is set to take place on Monday, August 19 celebrating the best that make up England's curry scene. 

Curry connoisseurs will choose the winners from a group of finalists who showcase the creativeness of chefs, restaurateurs and takeaway services from across the country. 

Four restaurants have been nominated for awards in the East of England. 

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Mughal Knight in Clare and Rose & Mango in Newmarket have been nominated for Curry Restaurant of the Year. 

The two Suffolk restaurants nominated for Dining Experience of the Year are Ballingdon Valley Indian Cuisine in Sudbury and Gandhi Indian Cuisine in Bury St Edmunds. 

Chequers Indian Lounge in Great Blakenham, near Ipswich, has been nominated in the national categories for Fine Dining of the Year and Team of the Year.

A spokesman for the awards said: "The awards provide a platform to applaud the exceptional efforts of those who have made significant contributions to the curry sector and continue to elevate the nation's love for curry."