A BANGOR restaurant has been named a finalist for the Asian Curry Awards 2023.

Sbeis@347, on Bangor High Street, is one of 14 Welsh establishments to have made the final cut in the running, from a shortlist of more than 200 restaurants and takeaways.

Sbeis has a TripAdvisor rating of 5 based off 19 reviews, the most recent from five days ago saying "the food was very good, the staff were friendly and great atmosphere - highly recommended".

Judges from the Asian Catering Federation (ACF), which organises the event, are visiting the candidates to determine the overall category winners.

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Black Peppers, IJazz and Maahis in Wrexham have also been nominated.

The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner and presentation ceremony at the Grosvenor House in London on Sunday, 19 November to be hosted by BBC news anchor Samantha Simmonds.

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

ACF Chairman Yawar Khan said: “We’re seeing some remarkable innovation by pioneering restaurateurs, adapting to challenging trading conditions and more sophisticated customer preferences.

“Afternoon chai, weekend brunch, more use of quality local produce - especially seafood and game, are now being widely served.”