Celebrating All Curry Occasions


A look back in time showcasing just how far we've come

The very first National Curry Week took place in October 1998 and was founded by the late Peter Grove. Peter was a prominent journalist who had fallen in love with curry. His vision was to drive awareness and appreciation of the burgeoning Indian restaurant industry, whilst also raising funds for charity.

To this day National Curry Week honours this vision with its three core objectives:

  1. Honour the nation’s favourite cuisine
  2. Celebrate and support the Indian restaurant industry
  3. Raise money for poverty focussed charities

This year will be the 25th National Curry Week and we’re committed to making it bigger and better than ever!

National Curry Week began in 1998

The last twenty years have been a fantastic ride and we’ve had lots of fun from breaking world records to touring the nation with free curry served from a double decker bus!


Double Decker Bus Tour

A bespoke double decker bus toured the UK to serve up free curry made by famous chefs such as Cyrus Todiwala to foodie fans.

Tour Bus

Poppadum Dress

Fashion designer, Lisa Myers, created the world’s 1st dress made entirely from poppadums.

Poppadum Dress

Poppadum Tower World Record

The world record for the tallest stack of poppadums was built by an Indian restaurant standing at 1.72m high!

Poppadum Tower World Record

Curry capital of Britain

Bradford was crowned the winner of the Curry Capital of Britain competition for a record-breaking sixth time in a in a row.

Curry Capital

Kate Ovens Challenge

YouTube sensation, Kate Ovens defeated The Chilli Pickle restaurant’s gigantic Pork Knuckle Vindaloo in under 15 minutes.

Kate Ovens


Celebrating National Curry Week’s 20th Anniversary

In 2018, National Curry Week ramped up the celebrations for its 20th anniversary with the help of headline sponsors, Kingfisher – India’s No.1 Beer! Below we showcase all of the major activity that took place.


We teamed up with India’s No.1 Beer, Kingfisher to create the official National Curry Week recipe book, ‘From Bombay to Britain’; featuring signature dishes from some of the top Indian restaurants in the UK.

Recipe Book


Creating the ultimate Battle of the Curry, we produced a pack of Limited Edition Top Trumps featuring 30 of the most-loved Indian dishes, sides and accompaniments.

Top trump


Collaborating with our Official Retail Partner, Booths Supermarkets, we toured 7 of their busiest stores in 7 days with the Kingfisher Beer Truck which sampled both Kingfisher Beer & Peacock Cider to shoppers.

Kingfisher Bus

Previous Partners

We’re proud to have had all of these brilliant brands as official partners of National Curry Week…

Salubrious Sauce
Spice Tailor
Peacock Cider
Kingfisher Beer
Star Pubs and Bars

Ways to get involved

Previous Partners

Boom Kitchen
Salubrious Sauce
Spice Tailor
Peacock Cider
Kingfisher Beer
Star Pubs and Bars
Just Eat
Tilda Rice
Urban Rajah