A MUCH-LOVED Indian restaurant in Taunton has been shortlisted for an "Oscar" of the curry world.

Turmeric Kitchen @65 on Station Road has been nominated for an award at the Asian Curry Awards 2023.

It's the only resturant in all of Somerset to make the list of 200 nominees.

With voting now open, the shortlist will be narrowed down to the top 100 to be named finalists for the awards.

The Asian Curry Awards, dubbed the "Curry Oscars", cover the following range of Asian and Oriental cuisines: Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Organisers and judges from the Asian Catering Federation (ACF) are currently visiting the candidates to help determine the victors from each category.

Winners will be announced at a presentation ceremony and dinner, hosted by BBC news presenter Samantha Simmonds, at the Grosvenor House in London on Sunday November 19.

Taunton locals can easily vote for Turmeric Kitchen @65 by visiting the Asian Curry Awards voting page.