A Spice Business magazine initiative, British Curry Day celebrates the unique contribution that restaurant owners and chefs with their origins in the Indian sub-continent, make to our country.

At beginning of each December, British Curry Day encourages spice lovers to eat out, order a takeaway, or host a dinner party, to promote the Asian British hospitality sector and its supply chain.

The primary motivation is to raise much-needed funds for good causes, locally and abroad, while having a great time, in good company and enjoying sumptuous food.

The day also commemorates the early ‘curry pioneers’, who came to Britain in the 1960s and ‘70s and created the unique fusion that is the great British Curry.

Tragically, we have lost many of the country’s first curry restaurateurs, elderly with underlying health issues, to the Covid-19 pandemic.

These people came to a strange foreign land at the invitation of the British Government.  Through their own endeavours and willingness to work long, anti -social hours – often enduring blatant racism from post pub closing time drunks – prevalent at the time, built a special industry, which is now an integral part of British society.

We salute them.