12 Indian restaurants nominated for World Culinary Awards 2021

Six standalone restaurants and six hotel restaurants have been nominated in two categories for the second edition of the World Culinary Awards. Cast your vote by September 17.

The World Culinary Awards were established last year, as a transparent and fair awards programme to celebrate excellence in the culinary industry. A sister event to the prestigious World Travel Awards, which was established in 1994, the awards body picks up the finest dining destinations from across the world for nominations. In the next round, online voting channels are thrown open to both the media and consumers as well as those associated with the industry, with the latter, naturally, carrying five times as much weightage as a public vote. The awards categories include Best Restaurant, Best Hotel Restaurant, Best Culinary Destination and Best New Restaurant. The voting window is open until September 17, with the nominees that secure the most votes in each category to be declared as the winners at the World Culinary Awards Gala Ceremony 2021, in Dubai on November 7.   

The awards are owned and operated by the UK-based World Media and Events Limited. This is the second year of the awards, and a number of Indian restaurants have featured on the nominations list. Blue’s Kitchen by Loima, Indian Accent, Plum by Bent Chair, The Bombay Canteen, The Table and Villa Maya have been nominated in the category of India’s Best Restaurant 2021. While The Oberoi Grand Kolkata’s Baan Thai, ITC Maurya’s Bukhara, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai’s Golden Dragon, Vivanta New Delhi, Dwarka’s Indus Express, Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida’s Made in India and Taj Palace, New Delhi’s Orient Express have been nominated in the category of India’s Best Hotel Restaurant 2021.

Gauri Devidayal of The Table, said about the nomination: “It’s been a difficult year for us, so this news really was the motivation our entire team needed to know that we must be doing something right and to keep working through the challenges. We find ourselves in fine company and wish all the other nominees the very best.”

If you want to see your favourite restaurant take home an award, cast your vote on the World Culinary Awards website.

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