Curry pioneers

Roll of honour

National Curry Day celebrates the lives and achievements of early ‘curry pioneers’, who came to Britain in the 1960s and ‘70s and created the unique fusion cuisine that is the great British Curry.

Tragically, we are losing many of the country’s first curry restaurateurs, who are now elderly with underlying health issues, to the Covid-19 pandemic.

These people came to a foreign land at the invitation of the British government and through their own endeavours and willingness to work anti-social hours –  often in difficult circumstances, catering for the post pub trade – built a special industry, which is now an integral part of British society.

We remember them with pride of fondness.